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Obituary for Barbara Ann Wheeler Little

Barbara Ann Wheeler Little passed away suddenly from an unknown cancer at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, surrounded by her children. Barbara was born on January 28th, 1948 in Los Angeles, California to Robert Carlson Wheeler and Doris Olsen Wheeler. She was the oldest of four children. Barbara had a wonderful childhood in a close-knit community. She loved going to the Huntington Beach pier 5 with her sisters and friends. Being the beauty that she was, she modeled wedding dresses for the La Puente newspaper. While attending a car race at the Riverside Raceway, the trophy queen did not show up, they walked up into the stands and asked Barbara if she would present the trophies to the winners that day. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Everyone who knew her would tell you what a kind and sweet person she was. If she would meet you on the street, she would call you by name and genuinely ask about you and your family. Barbara met Richard when she was thirteen years old and they married when she was eighteen on June 30th, 1966. They spent their honeymoon in Cedar City, Utah at the Lunt Motel. They were blessed with three children Denise, Rick, and Matthew. Barbara decided to attend beauty school in 1977 and became a successful beautician. In 1981 Barbara and Richard moved the family to Parowan, Utah. She continued doing hair until just two years ago. She loved her ladies and the many friendships she made at the beauty shop. Barbara’s home was a heaven and comfort to her grandchildren. They loved being around her. She always had good food especially her pork chops, deviled eggs, pumpkin bread, peanut butter balls, and her scrambled eggs were the best. The grandkids always knew if there was a thunderstorm, they would have to sit in the hallway with her until the storm passed. Barbara was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in the Primary Presidency, Cub Scouts and Relief Society in California. She loved to fish and camp with her family at Yankee Meadow, Panguitch Lake, and Kents Lake. She is proceeded in death by her husband Richard Little, her parents Robert and Doris Wheeler, and Mother and Father in Law, Thomas and Roweena Little, three great granddaughters Macee May, and Berkley and Brindle Warren. She is survived by her siblings Patricia Barlow, Teri (David) Marshall, and Ted (Tracey) Wheeler, her children Denise Darlene Little, Rick (Daina) Little, and Matthew (Darcy) Little, thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Viewing services will be on January 22nd, 2022 from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Parowan 3rd 4th Ward Church Relief Society room. Graveside will follow at 12:00 in the Parowan Cemetery.