Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Moab, UT

95.3 F

    Kim Wheeling, 1951 ~ 2010

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    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Leaving Guatemala Part 2: There wasn’t enough time to say goodbye

    To say I woke up on the Monday morning of the evacuation...

    Kim Wheeling passed away on Sept. 7, 2010, after a nine-month struggle with brain cancer. He is terribly missed by his wife of 25 years, Andrea, his son Kyle, his daughter, Corryn, and granddaughter, Zoey, and his many friends and family.

    He is remembered most for his kind, gentle, and humorous nature.

    Kim was born Oct. 19, 1951. He graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in theoretical physics, but later decided on jewelry as a trade. While living with his family in Castle Valley, Utah, and later, in Heber, Utah, he created many wedding sets and fine jewelry for his friends and acquaintances in Moab as well as other places around the world, and a big part of Kim shines everyday through his stunning creations.

    His favorite things to do were camping in the southeastern Utah canyon country, and downhill skiing on a Utah powder day!

    He was a very loving father and husband and good friend. He leaves us feeling a big hole, but we know that he is on another journey, one in which our paths will meet once again.

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