Velma Teel |

Velma Teel

The Union staff

Services for Velma Lucille Teel of Grass Valley and Auburn will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will follow at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mrs. Teel died Tuesday, May 25, in Auburn. She was 83.

She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Tyro, Kan., to Ivan G. and Lestie (Smith) Hollingworth. She graduated from Harrold High School in Harrold, Texas, in 1938, and the University of Denver in 1955 with a degree in education. She married W.B. “Dub” Teel on Oct. 22, 1939. She taught school in Moreno Valley School District in Moreno Valley from 1956 until her retirement in 1979. She and her husband moved to Grass Valley in 1979, and she had been a resident of Auburn the last few years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Grass Valley and a member of Take Off Pounds Sensibly. She enjoyed working in her yard and reading.

She is survived by her sister, Myrtice Harrison of Lexington, Texas; daughter-in-law, Callie Dawkins of Grass Valley; granddaughter, Christina Dawkins Ward of Sacramento; great-granddaughter, Cayla Ward of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. “Dub” Teel, on Jan. 28, 2004; and sons David Charles Teel in 2001 and Paul Carrol Teel in 1971.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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