Marian Wheaton, 87, of Cottonwood, died Dec. 26, 2007. She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Caldwell, Ohio, the daughter of Howard "Stub" Tarleton and Lou Tarleton.
She was a graduate of Caldwell schools and attended Columbus School of Business. Prior to her marriage, she worked for the state of Ohio. She then was homemaker and mother. She was married to the late Robert J. Wheaton and had four children.
For a woman who never learned to ride a bicycle, to swim or learned to drive a car, Marian managed to travel the world extensively, including one trip going completely around the world, a trans-Siberian railroad trip and a cruise through the Panama Canal. Marian and her family moved to Sedona in 1966, residing there for nearly 20 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Debbie Wheaton (Wade Brewer) of Cornville, Laura Anair (Scott) of Phoenix and Lisa McVey (Patrick) of Kingman; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service will be Dec. 31 in the Westcott Funeral Home at noon. Burial will follow in the Shuerman Family Cemetery in Sedona.
An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.