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James Ellis Wheeler

1919 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James Ellis Wheeler Obituary

James Ellis Wheeler, 97, passed away on Sept. 21, 2016, in Alamogordo, N.M. He was born on April 5, 1919, in Vickburg, Ind., to Robert and Clara (Flinn) Wheeler.

He was a graduate of Nebraska City High School in Nebraska. James proudly served our country in the US Army and was a WWII Veteran working as an electronics technician. He retired as a MSGT at Fort Bliss Texas after serving 20 years of service. He also retired from Civil Service with the FAA in Ft. Worth Texas.

Jim and his wife Ruth lived in Ruidoso, N.M., for 15 years. After Ruth's death, Jim moved to high Rolls with his son where he enjoyed watching the wildlife.

Survivors include his three children, Mildred Atwood, Cheryl Atwood and David Wheeler; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his parents; brothers, William and Ralph; and sister, Rachel Ruff.

The memorial service for James Wheeler will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Anthony Torres officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Aristocrat Assisted Living.

The Wheeler family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 28 to Oct. 28, 2016
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