WILMINGTON - Carrie Bartlett Wheeler died in the comfort of her own home on Friday, September 3.
She was born January 24, 1935, in West Dover to Halbert and Gertrude (Howard) Bartlett, being the third of eight children. She grew up in Dover and attended grade school there. She then attended and graduated from the Thompson School of Nursing. On October 19, 1954, she married Henry Wheeler at the Wilmington Baptist Church. They made their home at the Wheeler Farm, where they lived, worked, and raised their family of seven children.
She was for many years very involved with the Vermont Farm Bureau, serving as president of the Windham County chapter. She was a member of the Wilmington Baptist Church and served as a deaconess and Sunday school teacher. She also belonged to the River Valley Riders motorcycle club and the Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers snowmobile club.
Carrie was a hard working, loving woman who focused on being a farm wife and mother. Her family was her passion and she loved the farm. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, word and math puzzles, reading, trips to the ocean with Henry, and she especially enjoyed and looked forward to family gatherings. She was a super fan of Johnny Cash and the Boston Red Sox.
Henry, her husband of 64 years, died in 2018. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Howard Bartlett; her sisters Sandra Johnson and Irene Sherman; and her grandchildren Caroline Wheeler, Christopher Duhaime, and Jessica Wheeler.
She is survived by her siblings and their spouses, Julia Fox, Reginald and Donna Bartlett, James Bartlett, Terry and Jim Brissette; her sister-in-law Irma Bartlett; her brother-in-law Calvin Sherman; and her children and their spouses, Martin and Carol Ann Wheeler, John and Elizabeth Wheeler, Diane Wheeler and Todd Batchelder, Douglas and Jackie Wheeler, Janet Hubbard, Robert Wheeler, and Paul Wheeler. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jeffery Wheeler, Megan Crowley, Nancy Sage, J. William Wheeler, Marc-Andre Duhaime, Carrie Wallace, Travis Wheeler, Andrea Wheeler, Matthew Hubbard, Joshua Hubbard, Tanya Wheeler, and Shiane Wheeler; and her great-grandchildren, Sadie, Axton, Maverick, Arianna, Ethan, Perrin, Tucker, Liam, Trentin, Jackson, Parker, Remy, and Jonathan; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family is grateful for her dedicated and loving caregivers, Annie, Wanda, Brenda, Bette, Harmony, Tanya, and gives a very special thank you to her daughter Janet and granddaughter Carrie for all they did for her over the years, as well as her son Rob.
Graveside funeral services for Carrie will be held Monday, September 13, 10 am, at Riverview Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire donations in Carrie’s memory may be made to Deerfield Valley Rescue and the Wilmington Baptist Church, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.