Dan Wheeler, a host on QVC, returned to work for the first time in several months since his wife Beth entered the hospital, came home to live out the remainder of her days, and then passed away to her heavenly home. Dan posted the news on his Facebook page on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform everyone that he would be joining co-host Dan Hughes for two hours of practical gifts, in the segment called “Dan’s Gift Favorites.”
Dan Wheeler is a favorite host for many QVC shoppers and they were elated to see his return. One of Dan’s last broadcasts from the shopping network was on September 17. He took a leave of absence so he could spend what time he had left with his wife Beth who suffered from cervical cancer for three years.
Beth’s health took a turn for the worst and she entered the hospital on September 22. Her platelet count would not stay high enough, because her body kept rejecting them, but they didn’t lose faith and they convinced the doctors to let her come home. A friend of theirs built a wheelchair ramp so they could easily move Beth to and from the hospital every three days for a platelet transfusion.
Beth came home on October 19, so she could live out the remainder of her days in familiar surroundings with her family and friends by her side. On October 30, Dan posted that his best friend, wife, and mother to his children had passed away. He knew Beth for 37 years and they were married for 31 of those years. He was heartbroken, but he never lost touch with his Facebook fans, as he told them about the emotions he was going through and the words of encouragement to help others.
Dan was able to put together a live-stream broadcast of Beth’s Celebration service where over 2 thousand people watched. It is now on YouTube and it has almost 17,000 people who have viewed his loving tribute to this exceptional woman. Dan often said that Beth didn’t like to be up front, but he put her up front to take center stage, it was her time to shine. He wanted to share with his fans and everyone in the world how amazing his wife was and how everyone said that she made them feel right at home.
Dan posted on his QVC blog that many called Beth, “The Matriarch of our family,” and how her radiant personality made their house a home. Her laughter and smile weren’t contained into just one room when she was alive, it permeated into every room of the house. Dan and his family are devout Christians and he credits his faith in God for getting him through the tough times.
Dan wrote a reminder for everyone celebrating Thanksgiving holiday. “So please…..as you look around the table this Thanksgiving be thankful not so much for the things in your life but for the people. And tell them how thankful you are for them because life is short and you never know who will be sitting with you at that table next year.”
Dan’s Facebook page is filled with encouraging words, beautiful pictures of his family, extraordinary sites, celebrities he has met along the way and special products he likes on QVC. We welcome Dan Wheeler back to QVC and wish him the best as he goes through this difficult period in his life.