Adelia Killian

Aug. 31, 1922 — June 28, 2018

Adelia Jane Wheeler Killian passed away June 28, 2018, at the St. George Care Center just short of her 96th birthday.

Dee, as she was always known, was born in Antelope, Idaho, Aug. 31, 1922, to Oscar Lee and Ida Isabelle Moss Wheeler. Her mother died when Dee was 2 years old, and when she was 9, her father passed away. Dee lived with different relatives and also the Summers family in Ririe, Idaho, where she attended school.

She attended high school in Ogden, Utah, and Rigby, Idaho, where she met and married Harvey Elmer Killian Nov. 22, 1940. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dee and Harvey raised two daughters: Marillyn (Duane) Greer of Orem, Utah, and Marsha (Ken) Lawhorn of St. George.

Dee worked for many years for the Idaho Department Store in Nampa, Idaho. On retirement, she and Harvey served as ordinance workers at the Boise Temple before serving a mission in Richmond, Virginia, for the LDS church.

In 1998, Dee and Harvey moved to St. George, where Harvey died in 2003. Dee loved flowers and raised beautiful iris and lilies and liked to read, crochet and sew. After Dee broke her hip in 2015, the St. George Care Center became her home. She has many dear friends and caregivers there. Thanks to them and St. George Hospice for their kindness to her.

Dee was preceded in death by two brothers: Tharel Lee Wheeler and Oscar Searl Wheeler; and sisters: Louise Keller, Nola Wheeler and Arreva Fisher. She is survived by both daughters, 15 grandchildren and more than 70 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.


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