Lucille's Story

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Feb. 26, 1929—Sept. 17, 2015 Lucille "Lu" Edith Teal, 87, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2015, following a long battle with lung cancer. She was born in Dollar Bay, MI, on Feb. 26, 1929, to Norwegian and Swedish immigrants, the late John and Malvina Nordbeck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; brother, Ebert; and sister, Lorraine. She married the love of her life, Donald Clyde Teal, on June 10, 1950, in Buffalo, NY. Shortly thereafter, they relocated to Columbia, TN, in 1951 and remained there for 16 years. They then relocated with their family to Toledo, OH. Her husband retired from Dupont and then they moved to Fairfield Glade, TN. Both of them were active in golf and gardening. They both traveled extensively around the world. Lu was a former "Queen Bee" and a multi-year member of the Red Hats. She was very active in multiple bridge clubs. She has been a resident of Fairfield Glade for 30 years and loved country music and antiquing. Don and Lu searched the entire East coast looking for antiques she could sell in her store in the Antique Mall in Crossville. They never made much money but had great fun together, always on "the hunt." Lu was a very active volunteer at the Threads of Hope, a non-profit thrift store in Crossville that supports the House of Hope. It provides care for the needy children of Cumberland County. She was also a very talented artist/painter, and an expert in fine jewelry and antiques. She is survived by her children, Denise and David, and grandchildren, Brianne, Laura and Matthew. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and will forever be in the hearts of those that knew and loved her. Lu's life celebration service was held on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN. In lieu of flowers, Lu requested donations be made to the House of Hope, P.O. Box 4002, Crossville, TN 38557. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  September 21, 2015
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