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In Memoriam – Rumiko “Miko” Wheeley

Cancer recently took away a cherished member of the LBT family. Although most of us didn’t know her, we knew her work intimately. Even though we didn’t know her name, we admired her attention to detail. That woman was Rumiko Wheeley, a pattern maker at LBT. Known as Miko to her friends, she will be sorely missed by all.

Miko Wheeley joined the LBT family in 1992 (21 years ago) and throughout her career proved to be an invaluable asset/team member. Miko began as a team sewer and later transitioned to the fabric-cutting department, progressing up to pattern making and design. She later became the leader of the fabric cutting/pattern department. Early on Miko displayed a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Well liked and respected by all members of the LBT team, one of her strong points was her ability to train and share her knowledge/experience with others. Miko was a key element in our design and engineering department with an instinctive capacity for developing, reengineering, and updating products. She will be greatly missed as a team member as well as a person.

-Doug McDougal

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8 Responses to “In Memoriam – Rumiko “Miko” Wheeley”

  1. Troy Williams says:

    I worked with Miko for several years at LBT. She was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. She always made us laugh and smile. Very sad to hear of her illness and passing. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  2. ODG says:

    LBT is a top notch out fit. We offer our sincere condolences to Miko’s family and the London Bridge Team.

  3. Philip says:

    Sad news. Codolences to her family and those at LBT.

  4. VIV says:

    Fair winds & following seas “you dun good”

  5. S & S Precision says:

    Visiting LBT just won’t be the same without Miko’s steady hand behind the shears. We will miss your energy and your smiles hiding how you truly feel about my new ideas. Our condolences to Miko’s family and the whole LBT family.

  6. DEEBEES says:

    Thats terrible news. My condolences to the LBT team

  7. Kevin says:

    Deeply sorry to hear about her passing-condolences from us to her family and friends at LBT.

  8. Jason says:

    Rest in peace ma’am.