In memorium: Carol Wheeler, MexConnect’s longest serving Senior Editor


We are saddened to report that Carol Wheeler, a long time personal friend and former Senior Editor of MexConnect, responsible for so ably managing almost all aspects of our site for so many years, passed away on 25 May 2023.

Carol Wheeler

Born in Nevada in 1949, Carol trained as an anthropologist and then settled with her Mexican husband in Guadalajara. While the couple raised two boys, Carol quickly built up an enviable reputation in all aspects of publishing from writing to editing and design. She worked with the late Jorge Romo on numerous tourist publications, with Carlos Melendez on Travelmex, and served on the board of the travel writers and editors’ group ARETUR, before working in a variety of positions at The Guadalajara Reporter. After she left that newspaper, she took the reins at MexConnect for several years. Perhaps her best-loved position was writing copy and doing SEO work for the National Geographic-supported artisan marketplace Novica, a position which allowed her to make close connections with skilled craftspeople all over Mexico, and beyond.

MexConnect could never have reached its current position as Mexico’s leading English language website without Carol’s love and devotion to understanding and explaining all things Mexican, and her ability to interact calmly, kindly and wisely with everyone, whether advertiser, writer or reader. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers at this time go to her two sons, Sergio and Daniel, and to her many Mexican and expatriate friends in Guadalajara and elsewhere. QEPD.

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6 thoughts on “In memorium: Carol Wheeler, MexConnect’s longest serving Senior Editor

  1. Tony, I first met Carol Wheeler via MexConnect. While driving from San Felipe, Baja, to San Miguel de Allende in 2008, with my then 88 y.o. Mother, Carol helped us out with traveling problem. Her assistance was invaluable, and my Mom remembered her too.
    MexConnect has lost a team member, a family member, and a most valuable resource of all things Mexico.
    With a heavy heart, I say God Speed Carol, and Rest in Peace.

  2. I just saw this and am very sadden to read about Carol’s passing. She was a great editor to work with and I considered her a friend as well.
    Dear Carol–please rest in peace.
    Jane Ammeson


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