Dec. 24, 1959 - March 12, 2013
"An Inspiration to us all", Kelly O'Donnell-Wheeler passed away peacefully at home in Cameron Park, CA, with friends and family at her side. It was important to Kelly as she strived to be able to see her young son reach his 18th birthday and to graduate from high school and she did. It was a very proud day as her son, Cameron graduated class of 2012 from Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, CA.
Kelly had a most amazing and beautiful outlook on life and always saw the best in everything and everyone around her each and every day. She reached out during her battle to those all around her sharing her thoughts and prayers and her strong positive attitude. She loved sewing, knitting and using these talents, she donated hats she created to the cancer society and also made dresses to send to underprivileged children. Cooking and baking was a great love of hers also, when family and friends would visit she always had something deliciously wonderful waiting. She truly was an Inspiration to us all and will greatly be missed by those who loved her dearly.
Kelly was born in Vallejo, Dec. 24, 1959 to Jim and Clair O'Donnell. She grew up in Vallejo and attended Springstowne Jr. High and Hogan Senior High School and later moved to Cottonwood CA, graduating from Anderson High School in 1978. She had spent 20 plus years working in the insurance industry and loved working and being around people.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Wheeler and her wonderful son, Cameron Michael Miller of Cameron Park, CA; mother, Clair O'Donnell of Vallejo; father, Jim O'Donnell of Gold Beach, OR; brother, Mike O'Donnell of Vallejo and brother, Joe O'Donnell of Midland, TX.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m., at Rolling Hills Church in El Dorado Hills, CA, at 800 White Rock Road, 916-939-3527. Please call Dana Guzman at 530-306-0194 for any information and or details.
Donations to be made in lieu of flowers to www.caringbridge.org please make a "tribute" donation in the name of kellywheeler.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Mar. 16, 2013