Age 55 ~ of Woodbury Formerly of Knoxville, IA Passed away Wednesday, June 20, at her home. The daughter of Jim and Jackie (Graves) Bailey, Teresa was born in Knoxville, IA, on Sept.26, 1956. She was raised in Knoxville and graduated with the Class of 1975. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting at the University of Oklahoma. On January 2, 1977 she was united in marriage to Randy Wilson. To this union two children, Brad and Leah, were born. The couple later divorced. Teresa lived in Indianola, Ankeny, Lawrence, KS, and Knoxville before moving to Woodbury in 2002. She was a finance manager for the 3M Corporation. She was proud of her work at 3M and had a successful career with the company. As a young girl, Teresa rode and showed horses and she kept her love of horses throughout her life. Teresa's greatest joy in life was being a mother; she was a devoted, tireless, patient and giving parent. She loved and cared for all her family with her entire heart and soul. She is survived by her children Brad Wilson of Burnsville and Leah Wilson of Saint Paul; parents, Jim and Jackie Bailey of Knoxville; brother, Daryl Bailey of Woodbury; fiancé, Harold Gutknecht, Jr. of Pleasantville, IA; ex-husband, Randy Wilson of Knoxville and many other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville. She has been cremated and burial of the urn will be in Graceland Cemetery - Knoxville, at a later date. Visitation will begin after 12:00 p.m. Sunday at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Gallery Covenant Church of St. Paul, Minnesota. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com.
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Published in Pioneer Press on June 24, 2012