Posts tagged: Moon Wheeler
Former Idaho State Sen. Ralph “Moon” Wheeler died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home; he was 81. Wheeler, a pharmacist and farmer, served nearly four decades in elected office, as an American Falls city councilman and mayor; state representative; Power County commissioner; and state senator. A polio survivor, he overcame the lingering symptoms of the disease to enjoy rafting, camping, fly-fishing, gardening and more, aside from his professional and political endeavors. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ann; four children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Services include visitation Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursday 10-11 a.m.; a vigil service Wednesday at 7 p.m.; and funeral mass Thursday at 11 a.m., all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in American Falls. You can see his full obituary here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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