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In memory of

Connie "Pilar" (Badiola) Wheeler

Connie "Pilar" (Badiola) Wheeler
Connie "Pilar" (Badiola) Wheeler

03/14/2018 - Homedale, ID, USA

November 4, 1959 - March 14, 2018

Connie Pilar Badiola Wheeler was born on November 4, 1959. in Caldwell, ID and grew up in Homedale. 

On March 12, 2018 heaven gained an amazing woman, mother, and friend with her family by her side. She's no longer in pain and is skiing, playing volleyball, cooking and being hugged by her family. A lot of her time on earth was spent helping others as a surgical tech in the E.R. in Reno, NV, open heart in Boise, ID and working ski patrol on her off days. 

When she had her life changing back injury she didn't lose her positive attitude. She continued to care for her mother and mother-in-law while keeping her doors open to family and friends. 

Everyone was welcomed into her home and greeted with a warm meal. The Basque club was one of the places she got to share her love for cooking and Basque heritage. Her rice pudding was widely known and highly requested. 

She had an adventurous life from ski trips to snowy mountains, road trips to Minnesota with her best friend Sue, visiting relatives in Spain, and family vacations to the Oregon coast. The past few years she took many trips to spend time with her daughter going to Disneyland and enjoying beignets on the beach. 

Please join her family and celebrate her life on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1pm at Mountain View Church of the Nazarene 26515 Ustick in Wilder, ID 83676. There will be a lunch served at the Basque Center 333 Main Homedale, ID 83628. 

Flowers can be sent to Flahiff Funeral home in Caldwell, ID. Condolences can be given at

(published in Idaho Press Tribune, on Mar. 17, 2018)

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