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Vivian Frances Wheeler Miles

Vivian Frances Wheeler Miles

Vivian Frances Wheeler was born at Great Lakes Naval Station Hospital in Waukegan, Illinois on February 21, 1945, to Marvin and Edith Wheeler.

Shortly thereafter, the family relocated to West Texas where her father and mother, both taught in many school districts in the area.

She was also gifted with a brother, Pat, and a sister, Ann.

Vivian spent most of her life living between Levelland and Brownfield.

She attended college at Eastern New Mexico University to study education.

Vivian was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority during her years at ENMU.

After graduating in 1967, she moved to the Dallas area to begin teaching English at E.B. Comstock Junior High School.

It was there that she met the love of her life Guy Miles. After dating for a short while, they became engaged and married on August 10, 1968, and lived in Carrollton.

They were gifted with two daughters, Shelley and Sara.

The family moved to Levelland in 1976, where both Vivian and Guy worked for Levelland Independent School District.

Vivian spent over 30 years as an educational diagnostician and later as the Director of SPECO.

She was involved with the local Beta Sigma Phi chapter.

Vivian also loved to entertain and cook for her numerous family members and friends.

She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Levelland and was a founding member of the Westminster Handbell Choir.

Vivian was a gifted piano player and played for many churches in the Levelland area.

After retiring from Levelland ISD, she moved with Guy to Las Vegas, Nevada, to be closer to her two daughters in 2008.

While there they would travel to various places in the USA, become active members of Desert Spring United Methodist Church including the handbell choir, and volunteer at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children Open Golf Tournament.

Vivian also spent these golden years continuing to cook for new friends and extended family, maintaining an immaculate house, and keeping her family organized.

Guy and Vivian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2018 and were married for a total of 52 years.

Vivian passed away November 3, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She was an amazing wife, mother and friend to all her knew her and her smiles and laughter will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Guy; and her two daughters, Shelley and Sara, all of Las Vegas, Nevada; and her sister, Ann Sims (Barry) of Brownfield.She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Edith; and her brother, Pat.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at First United Methodist Church, 1011 Houston Street, Levelland, Texas, 79336.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Desert Spring United Methodist Church Ringing Image Handbell Choir, 120 N. Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89144.

1 Comment

  1. Ruth Reidy on May 19, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    I recently learned of Vivian’s death when reading the “Green and Silver Magazine. We were classmates, dorms friends, and sorority sisters at ENMU. Always enjoyed Vivian and recall joking with her that I was going to drive over to Brownwood. My sincere condolences to Vivian’s family and close friends.

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