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Helen Rose Teunissen


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Helen Rose Teunissen Obituary
HELEN ROSE TEUNISSEN, 90, passed away peacefully in her home on August 17, 2016 of cancer. She was born December 21, 1925, in Riverside, CA to Joseph and Ruth Rose. Helen said she was one of the first 100 babies born at Riverside Community Hospital. Helen was married to her predeceased husband Bernard Teunissen for 65 years. Bernie and his brother Bill were co-owners of the Teunissen Dairy in Arlington (Riverside), CA. Helen and Bernie were very active in many bird societies and the Gates Cactus and Succulent Society. Helen enjoyed reading, writing, crafts, gardening and sewing. She recently made hand sewn "memory quilts" for family and special friends. Helen supported military veterans and our country. Helen is survived by her daughters Shirley (Joe) Cracchiola of St. Ann, MO, Linda Teunissen of Aberdeen, WA, and Diane (Greg) Teunissen-Paulsen of Riverside, CA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Joseph and Edward Cracchiola (MO) and Amy and John Abela (CA), and great grandchildren Gina (Joe and Julie) and Alexi and Annika (Ed and Jen), all in MO. Helen was predeceased in death by her brothers James and Frank and sister Anita. Helen donated her body to the Loma Linda University Bodies for Science Program. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to cancer or heart research or any .


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 18, 2016
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