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Clifford Richard Teghtmeyer

Clifford Richard Teghtmeyer

Dick passed away peacefully at Highgate Senior Living, on 9/5/12 with many family members and David at his bedside. He was 83 years of age.

Dick was born on 1/8/29 in South Dakota to Charles and Stella Teghtmeyer, the baby of their five children. Lois, Norma, and George predeceased Dick. Beverly Garrido of Oregon is the lone surviving sibling.

While Dick was in the Army he learned X-ray. After the Army he received a BS at Pacific Union College. Then he went to Loma Linda University where he received his medical laboratory technology degree. He retired from SNMH Laboratory after approximately 30 years.

After the Army he married Jalena and they had two children, Larry and Pamela.

Dick was a good son, brother, husband, uncle to many nieces and nephews, dad to Larry Teghtmeyer (deceased) and Pamela Thomas, step-dad to Lacey McFarland and Rick McFarland, grandpa to Nate, Kelsey, Devon, and Rylee McFarland, Destini Allen, Angelina Singleton, and Richard and Brandon Teghtmeyer, and great-grandfather to Dana McFarland, Dylan Rocha, Andrew and Venessa Teghtmeyer.

Dick and Elaine married Feb 24, 1970. For the first time he stopped moving every 2-3 years as his parents had. He remained in Nevada City for 45 years with his loving wife until his death. They were married 42 years.

Dick had many recreations and hobbies. He always made time to enjoy; waterskiing with friends and family from late May to early Oct. on days off and sometimes after work, hunting and fishing with friends and family, playing poker and pinochle, vacationing at least once a year to Mexico and Hawaii. He enjoyed many cruises with Elaine and friends. Golf, pool, bowling, and bocce ball with friends. He was a member of the G.V. Elks, SIRS and Adventist Church of G.V. Dick went to all of Elaine’s get togethers with her Nevada Union class of 55. He so enjoyed this and the classmates. He was overjoyed when he was made an honorary member of the class.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Foothills or the charity of your choice. Please join us for a celebration of his life at G.V. Elks Oct 7th at 12pm. Luncheon will follow.

The family wishes to thank Dick’s personal caregiver, David Berry. We all became friends during the last 2 plus years. David was so good to Dick and Dick loved him.

Thank you to G.V. Elks which was a constant in Dick’s life. He had many friends there and had a good time. Thank you Highgate Senior Living in G.V. for always treating him with love and respect during those last 2 years. The caregivers were just great. Thank you to Hospice of the Foothills. Not just for being there but for the kindness and compassion.

*He enjoyed fishing so much that he took special needs children at least once a year. Dick also enjoyed teaching his grandchildren how to hunt and to respect a firearm. Quad ridding, exploration, and a 35mm photograph were never far behind. He spent most of his retirement helping lovingly raise his grandson Nate.

*Submitted by Nate


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