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In Memory of Vera Shannon Wheeler

Vera WheelerVera Shannon Wheeler - Oct. 11, 1945 to March 30, 2014

Vera Wheeler’s journey as a Samaritan began when she met Bettie Mitchell about 14 years ago at a women’s retreat with Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA.  The theme was “Step Outside Your Box”.  That message was life changing for Vera.  As a result of that time with Bettie, Vera along with many other women from Columbia Presbyterian, began attending Wednesday night Bible classes at GSM.  Her Samaritan heart was developed as she became an integral part of the Zambia Satellite, supporting the Samaritan work in Zambia.

This Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m., a memorial service will be held at Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Wash. It is requested that instead of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Good Samaritan Ministries, 7929 SW Cirrus Dr., # 23, Beaverton OR 97008 or online  Her obituary was posted at

Vera had a quiet presence and often prefaced her responses in conversation with a gentle smile and a gracious ‘yes’.  Her heart was open for what God was asking of her. Read more