Lawrence LeRoy Wheeler passed away July 6, 2008, at his home in Camas, Wash. Born on Nov. 26, 1921, in Ft. Bayard, N.M., Lawrence was 86 years old.

A Camas resident since 2005, Lawrence was formerly of Crescent City. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, traveling, camping and having potlucks with his friends and family.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 58 years, Harriett; daughters Susan Snyder and Nancy Wheeler-Sullivan; sons Steven Runyan, Geoffry Wheeler and Timothy Wheeler; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

There will be no public service. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit

Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements.