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W.B. Teel

Visitation for family and friends of W.B. Tell of Grass Valley and Auburn will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will follow at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Teel died Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Auburn. He was 90.

He was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Vernon, Texas, to James Oscar and Mattie Rowen (Beck) Teel. He graduated from Electra High School in 1932, and received an A.B. Degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1936. He received his masters in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1946, and a Master Education Degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 1950. He completed work at the University of Redlands and the University of California for speech pathology public school credential and state license in 1969. He married Velma Lucille Hollingworth on Oct. 22, 1939. From 1936 to 1956, he pastored several churches and taught in several public schools in Texas. In 1956, he moved to Moreno Valley to teach in public schools there, retiring from Moreno Valley Unified School District as a classroom teacher and speech pathologist in 1979. He and his wife, Velma moved to Grass Valley in 1979. From 1984 to 1987, he worked for Rehabilitation Health Services as a speech pathologist, and from 1987 to 1992, he worked in dietary at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Grass Valley. He enjoyed reading and writing poetry.



He is survived by his wife, Velma Teel; brothers Carroll Teel, Almon Teel, James Teel, Oreno Teel; sisters Edith Richey, and Mary Hyink; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Winfred and Myrtice Harbison; daughter-in-law, Callie Dawkins; granddaughter, Christina Dawkins Ward; and great-granddaughter, Kayla Ward. He was preceded in death by his 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.Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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