Diana Lee Teel of Orofino, Idaho, born Dec. 31, 1944, passed away on Feb. 15, 2013, following a brave battle with ovarian cancer.
Diana was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Diana valued family and friends above all and shared her generous and optimistic spirit with many. Diana kept track of all birthdays and anniversaries and felt it was important to celebrate those important days for all of her family. Diana loved teaching her children and grandchildren how to cook, create arts & crafts, read music, and play the piano. Diana enjoyed sharing with others her life experiences to demonstrate that even from adversity you can grow stronger and have a successful life.
Diana’s biggest lesson to all was to be caring of others, work hard, do good things in the world and be an asset to society. Diana loved history and also enjoyed traveling. If not traveling to visit family, many travel destinations were to places of historical significance.
Diana loved current events and discussing politics ranging from local government to global politics. As a business owner in Weston, she was very active in the community. She was a member of the Planning Commission and a member of Weston Community Church. As a member of the church she was involved with choir, pioneer clubs as well as developing church plays. As a resident of Orofino, she was an active volunteer at the elementary school where her grandchildren attended.
Diana was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Boire; brother, Scott Boire; and husband, Orlan P. Teel. Diana is survived by her uncle, Jack Boire; her six brothers, James Boire, Tony Boire, Michael Boire, Stan Kacin, Michael John Cotter, Bill Cotter; and three sisters, Jan Petty, Terilyn Lopez, and Josephine Hall. Her children, Jacqueline Hall, Gina Lynn Teel, Cindy Teel-Miller and Anthony Teel; as well as her bonus children, Jeanne Sockle, Lori Bryson, Bruce Teel and Julie Frazee; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A “celebration of life” will be held in Diana’s honor at the Memorial Hall in Weston, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on March 30, 2013. Diana wished to pass the donation “torch” on to all who are willing to donate to any one of her favorite charities in lieu of flowers. The charities are: Children’s Square U.S.A., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, and Habitat for Humanity.