Fred Walter Teter, 1935-2005 |

Fred Walter Teter, 1935-2005

Fred Walter Teter, 70, left this life Nov. 25, 2005. He was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Craig to Fred W. and Gladys (Cooper) Teter. He grew up in Craig, attended school and graduated from Craig High School in 1953. Teter joined the U.S. Air force in March 1954, serving during the Korean War and spending 18 months at Sparrevohn Air Base in Alaska.

He returned to Craig and worked in the Buick and GMC garage his father owned; he also worked in the auto-parts department.

On Nov. 1, 1962, he and Virginia Lessor were married in Glenwood Springs.

Teter and Elmer Humphrey started the T&H Parts store in 1971. They sold the store in 1978, and Teter and Virginia moved to Pahrump, Nev. In 1980, the family moved to Cañon City.

Teter loved to hunt and fish; he shot his first deer at age 14. Teter was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 610.

He leaves behind Virginia, his loving wife of 43 years; sons, Jeffery (Sue) and Gregory (Mary); four precious grandchildren, Ashley, Kasey, Joshua and Phoebe; and sister Norma Jean Penneman, of Tyler, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his adopted parents, Kenneth M. and Eva (Gulick) Teter; and brothers Paul R. and Kenneth Teter.

Memorial services were held Nov. 29 in Cañon City. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Craig. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre De Christo Hospice West, P.O. Box 1796, Cañon City, CO 81212.

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