Floyd Edward Wheeler was born November 15, 1934, in Castleford, Idaho (he always said he was born on the football field…. not sure if that part was true or not) and passed away in San Carlos, Mexico at his home there on September 22, 2021. His parents were Floyd Thomas Wheeler and Della Ann Elizabeth Burgess from Tennessee.
He was raised and educated in Castleford, Idaho as well. He married Anna Lee Clifford in Hagerman, Idaho on August 12, 1956. They had 3 children Bruce, Jeff and Kay. He farmed most all his life in the Castleford area as well as on the desert at Blue Gulch which is in Owyhee County. Him and my mother and brothers took the ground (2000 acres) out of sagebrush in the late 1960’s. Him and our Grandpa Wheeler drilled the wells on the place there. There were many hard years working out on the farm with the crops and raising beef cattle. He also farmed out to Roseworth.
Dad loved his dogs, having many different ones over the years…Puggy, Poncho, Ponchita, George, Frieda and most recently Linda that he thought world of. He also had a love of vehicles and was fortunate enough to have many over the years. I think we all wondered sometimes just how many vehicles he was going to get and what would be next, but he did love his vehicles. Him and our mother also enjoyed many years traveling to San Carlos, Mexico and having a home down there. There are many great memories of family visiting Mexico. He loved to fish whether that was in Mexico, Alaska, Canada or out to Salmon Dam with his brother Jim and the grandkids especially when they were younger.
After our mother passed away on October 28, 2014, He said he always wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand and in the Fall of 2015 his daughter Kay and he went on an adventure I’m sure neither would ever forget. Sometimes he would do things that his family didn’t always agree with but was always very strong headed and did what he wanted and when he wanted but we loved him and will miss him very much. Bruce said he was never a micro manager he usually just drew it out in the dust with a stick or a piece of sagebrush.
He is survived by his children - Bruce Wheeler (Patty), Jeff Wheeler (Dorothy), Kay Grond (Steve); grandchildren - Jeanndery Wheeler, Floyd Wheeler (Vilma), Jayson Wheeler (Catrina), Brandy Steelman (Ken), Brent Wheeler (Hope), Shelby Wheeler, Tara Cornwell (Austin), Tyler Weighall and Hannah Grond; great grandchildren - Paige, Kaleb, Bryson, Oaklynn, Bentley, Preston, Ezra, Abigail, Addison, and Ahna.
A celebration of life for Floyd will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Hagerman Christian Center in Hagerman. Services will conclude at the church.
A private family inurnment will take place on a later date at the Hagerman Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
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