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Vanessa Renee (Salas) Wheeler
October 23, 1987 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 36) 36 Years Old
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BAYTOWN - In Loving Memory of Vanessa Renee (Salas) Wheeler
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, wife, and mother, Vanessa Renee Wheeler. She departed this world on December 16, 2023, leaving behind a void that can never be filled. Though her time here was tragically cut short, her impact on our lives will forever remain.
Born on October 23, 1987, in Texas City, Texas, Vanessa brought immense joy and happiness into the lives of all who knew her. Her radiant smile, infectious laughter, and compassionate nature touched the hearts of everyone she encountered. She was a beacon of light, a source of strength, and a pillar of love for her family and friends.
As a daughter, Vanessa was a constant source of pride and inspiration. Over the last few months Vanessa and her husband Jason spent nearly every weekend with her parents. Watching football games and cooking delicious food, is something she thoroughly enjoyed. As a sister, Vanessa taught us love and forgiveness. Growing up in a family with three girls' forgiveness is a must. She had an uncanny ability to see the good in people, even when they couldn’t see it in themselves. She believed in second chances and forgiveness. Her compassion and empathy were unmatched as she touched the lives of many.
As a wife, Vanessa was the epitome of devotion and commitment. Her marriage to Jason was built on a foundation of love, trust, and mutual respect. She was a partner who stood by her spouse through thick and thin, offering unwavering support and unwavering love. Being a mother was by far Vanessa’s favorite job. Her children were the center of her universe, and she loved them both more than anything in this world. Her love for them knew no bounds, and her legacy will forever live on through them.
Vanessa’s absence leaves an indescribable void in our lives, but we find solace in the memories we shared with her. We will forever cherish the laughter, the love, and the moments of pure joy that she brought into our lives. As we bid farewell let us remember her as the beautiful soul she was. Let us honor her memory by embracing the love and compassion she embodied, and by cherishing the bonds we share with one another.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Maria Salas, Tom and Sheila Donoho.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jason Wheeler; parents, Carlos and Diana Salas; sons, Landin Alexander Dowdy, Bryce Michael Donahoo; step-sons, Dilyn and Chase Wheeler; sisters, Amanda Salas, Theresa Willis and husband, Austin; niece, Taylor Renee Montemayor; nephews, Reynaldo Montemayor, III, Conner Willis, Carson Willis; great-nephew, Reynaldo Montemayor, IV; fur baby, Tucker; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at noon, Saturday, December 23, 2023, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, Texas, with Pastor Joshua McDonald officiating.
In memory of Vanessa donations may be made to help with funeral cost to, Amoco Federal Credit Union, Account #133340-03.