Kay Cherrington Wheeler

Kay Cherrington Hart Wheeler of Saint George, UT passed away on August 13, 2020.  Kay was born in Springville, UT on September 11, 1941 to Jack and Virginia Freebairn Cherrington.

Kay has resided in Grace, ID, Springville, UT, Preston, ID, Malad, ID, Soda Springs, ID, Logan, UT, LaVerkin, UT and St. George, UT. Kay graduated from Preston High where she was involved in cheerleading, theater, student government, and was Miss Franklin County.

Kay also earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Utah State.  Kay taught English at Logan, Malad, Soda Springs, and Mountain Crest high schools, and at Cedar Ridge and South Cache middle schools.

Kay devoted all effort to raising her 4 children, Mike (Sheri), Heidi (Jeff), Shane (Christina), and Jackie. Kay loved her kids, Shakespeare, theater, Christmas, holidays, decorating, and playing games.

Kay married Lee Wheeler on April 11th, 1988 in Salt Lake City. Lee also has 4 children Jed (Carol), Jerry (Karen), Jody (Kim), and Jon (JoAnn). Kay was a kind person who saw the best in everyone.  Kay wrote, “Quantum physics suggests there are harmonies in the universe – that the sounds of space, as well as the colors, are beautiful beyond our imagination. So, when I leave this life’s brief “sounds of the night” and move into the long, deep sleep that follows, I look forward to those ultimate “sounds in the night” and the exquisite harmonies that await.”

Kay is survived by husband Lee Wheeler, their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, her brothers David Cherrington (Marilyn) and Joe Cherrington (Debbie) her sister Coleen Smith (Mike), and sister-in-law Kris Cherrington.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Owen. In lieu of flowers Kay would like you to spend the money enjoying good times with family or donate to your favorite charity.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, we ask that services be limited to family and close friends.

There will be a viewing on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 11:00 -12:30 at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. A webcast of the service in St. George will be available (Live or up to 90 days after the service), log in to: webcast.funeralrecording.com. Type in event number 35184; password KCW2020.

Additional viewing will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Allen Hall Mortuary Chapel, 34 E Center St, Logan, UT 84321 from 11:00 – 12:30 prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. Services may be viewed online via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84444118030. Interment will be at Logan City Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com



11:00 – 12:30

Second Visitation

11:00 – 12:30


1:00 p.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT

Allen Hall Mortuary Chapel
34 E Center St, Logan, UT 84321


Logan City Cemetery
1000 N 1200 E, Logan, UT 84321

Guest Book

17 Responses

  1. Kay was a wonderful friend and neighbor. She was missed when Lee and her moved from Logan to St. George area. Kay and Phill and I shared a special day. September 11 was Kay’s birthday and Phill and my anniversary and we always remembered to call or text each other on that day. I am sure I will see you again sweet Kay in Heaven, and I am certain Phill and Kay will happily see each other on the other side. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. May God be with all of you at this time of sadness. You are loved.
    Karen McLeod

  2. I couldn’t have asked for a better big sister. She was a source of love, happiness, enthusiasm, and joy from the early days when she would read to me to her final days when she taught me that she believed happiness was a choice and she choose to be happy. She lived a life of service and did more to unify our family, her classmates, our cousins, and her neighbors than anyone can appreciate. She had a marvelous way of making everyone feel loved, appreciated, and respected and we are all better people because of her influence. I will never be as great or as successful as she made me think I was; but I will always feel motivated to try. I will miss her greatly. David Jack Cherrington

  3. I’m very sorry for your loss. I’m happy I was able to see her not too long ago at a wedding. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  4. She was such a nice person, and only six years older than some of her high school students, like me. I enjoyed talking to her on facebook, as did several of my classmates, LSH Class of ‘66.

  5. I truly loved Mts. Hart. I loved tending her children also. She did love her Diet Coke!! Great person..

  6. To the Cherringtons and Hart families, my sincere condolences for the passing if Kay. I wasn’t well acquainted with her when I was younger but have had the privilege of getting to know her a little better through social media the last few years. I will miss her comments. She was truly a caring person.

  7. Dear Kay,
    Here’s to one of the finest ladies we have known. Always had a smile for anyone and everyone she came in contact with. Great cook with many recipes which were only known to her. Did a great job creating the newsletter for Meadow Creek. (Keeping everyone informed as to what was happening and what was of interest to them. She was a wonderful friend. We loved playing games and cards with She and Lee. It was always fascinating the way she could shuffle a deck of cards. Kay – We love and miss you.
    Mel and Claudia Briggs

  8. I loved Kay more deeply than I can explain. Late in our lives we reconnected. I missed some great decades of laughter by not connecting sooner.

    She was and will always be my favorite cousin of the hundreds of cousins mormon polygamist families have.

    We told each other jokes and stories. We laughed hard in to the night even during the worst of our times.

    Losing Kay really hurts.

  9. Kay was such a kind and talented person.
    She was a one in a million, especially in her writing of the monthly newsletter. Her words and the quotations from others she used seemed to strike just the right tone each month in each newsletter. I knew every month there would be nuggets of inspiration from Kay that would sweeten my life.
    Thank you Kay

    In that respect she is irreplaceable.

  10. Our dear Kay, sweet friend and neighbor, how we miss you already. You and Lee always welcomed everyone with a “Come on in!” regardless of the Covid. Such wonderful people. I will never personally forget you, Kay, as you were my answer to my scariest decision when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Spirit kept telling me to call you and I kept saying,” No, she’s sick, I can’t bother her.” Finally, after a week or two I relinquished and called you and you responded so quickly and so assuredly and I felt a warm feeling all over and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that was my answer and it was. You have always been so honest and open with kindness, love and acceptance, we will never forget you and Lee’s kindness to us. We are so grateful to have known both of you for the 11 years we have been at Meadow Creek. Your funeral was so beautiful, what an accomplished woman and wonderful mother. How blessed Lee and your beautiful children are to have had you in their lives to guide and bless them. They love you so much! We’ll miss you so much but we will see you, probably sooner than we know, on the other side. Looking forward to it! Love you so much, don’t forget us! Linda and Jim Lundwall

  11. We would like to express a great deal of gratefulness for having Kay in our lives for the last 30 or so years. It was wonderful to hear her children speak at her funerals. I found out things that I never knew while she was alive, yet they didn’t surprise me, since she was always so bright. For our Pittson family, for years Kay was our out of state emergency contact, if we had a disaster…she kept lists, and was ready, if need be.
    Kay had a zest for life and lived it to her fullest, always wanting to be part of whatever was going on in the family. She was so very thoughtful. Her cards will be missed. Lee chose a queen. We pray he will be comforted along with the rest of the family.
    Suzanne (Pittson) and Steve Barnes

  12. I’m so saddened to learn of Kay’s passing. At the same time I’m happy for her! I student taught at Logan High and can attest to the love and respect she earned there. I was always proud that I had her first name as my middle name. And she always called me by
    both! My condolences to all who are feeling the loss.

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