Ronald “Ron” E. Wheeler

Ronald “Ron” E. Wheeler, 61, passed away Dec. 31, 2005 in Seattle, at the University of Washington Hospital, ending his life-long battle with lung disease.

Ron was the beloved brother and brother-in-law of Deniese and Kirk Troutman, and uncle to Chris and Katie.

Although challenged by his health, he never complained. He had a kind and generous spirit. The things he cared about most were his family, the stewardship of nature and our environment. Ron is survived by his wife Gayle, his son and daughter-in-law Heath and Josilyn, grandchildren Brooke and Garrett, and his mother Glennette Evans. He was preceded in death by his dad, Neral Evans, and his brother, Tommy Evans.

Kirk and Diene would like to thank the people of Orcas Island for all their prayers and kind thoughts We feel your love, and it is helping us get through this difficult time.