Wheelers celebrate 60th anniversary

Submitted by Jon and Margaret Wheeler

Jon & Margaret Wheeler. Then and now

Jon and Margaret Wheeler of Leavenworth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in a private Zoom celebration at their home.

Margaret Clarke married Jon Wheeler November 12, 1960 at the Queen of Angels church in Nashua, Montana.

The couple lived in Fort Peck, Glasgow, and Helena, Montana before moving to Issaquah, Washington. They moved to Leavenworth from Issaquah in 1992.

They have four sons: Ty of Sandpoint, Idaho; Charles and his wife Dani of Granada, Spain; Jon, Jr. and his wife Lynn of Bothell, Washington, and Clark and his wife Cindy of Meridian, Idaho. They have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jon had a 50-year career as a certified public accountant. He is a past-president of the Montana and Washington Societies of CPAs and served three terms on the Governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs.

Jon has also been active as a member of the board of several Leavenworth organizations; Project Bayern, the Festhalle, the Leavenworth Summer theater, Leavenworth Golf Club and is still on the board of the Mountain Meadows Senior Living Campus in Leavenworth.

Margaret had a 25-year career as a theatrical costume-designer working in theaters in both Montana and Washington all the while designing and weaving one-of-a-kind clothing. She continues to work as a fiber and collage artist. Margaret was an early member of the Two Rivers Gallery and is currently a member of the Northwest Collage Society and past member of the Seattle Weavers Guild.

Jon and Margaret were involved as founders of two theaters in Montana and were instrumental in the founding of the Village Theater of Issaquah."


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