Audrey Jane Wheeler, age 86, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Beaumont. Services will be at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Wheeler was born on November 4, 1926 in Nome, Texas to the late Marguerite Neushofer Roberts and Robert Felix Roberts. She grew up in South Park of Beaumont and graduated from South Park High School. She attended and graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a BBA. While at Baylor she married her high school sweetheart, Jesse A. Wheeler, Jr. in 1946 and they attended school together.
Audrey worked for the Vidor Independent School District for 19 years. Her and her husband then went on to own and operate several Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the Golden Triangle area for the next twenty years. Later in 1985 she opened her CPA firm in Beaumont and retired in 2005. She was a member of Calder Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Tim Wheeler and his wife Bonnie of Beaumont, Texas. Three grandsons, Jerry Todd Wheeler of Beaumont, Texas, Dr. Keith Wheeler and his wife Dr. Natalie Wheeler and Jesse Robert Wheeler of Los Angeles, California. Three great granddaughters, Morgan Wheeler, Jaden Wheeler and Sydney Wheeler. One great grandson, Jonas Wheeler and a sister Marjorie Sawyer.