Teresa Dailey (Allan)
October 13, 1961 - January 9, 2021
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - Teresa was born the 3rd daughter of Richard and Carolyn Allan on October 13,1961 in Puyallup WA. The family moved to Federal Way, where Teresa attended Olympic View Elementary, Lakota Junior High, and graduating from Decatur High in 1980.
At the age of 16, Teresa met the love of her life, Ted Dailey, when they both worked at Burger King. They married in 1982 and raised two wonderful boys at their home in Eatonville.
Teresa's first career for many years, was as a successful hair stylist. A second career began in 2005, where she worked at Columbia Bank in Tacoma until 2014. Her favorite job, the job she always dreamed of, was being a mom and then a babysitting-like-crazy grandma. She completely nailed being a mom. And though she loved her grandbabies more than life itself, sadly, her babysitting-like-crazy days were not to be, as she was diagnosed at the beginning of 2016 with early onset Alzheimer's.
Ted and Teresa moved to Coeur d'Alene in late 2016, where she had wanted to retire. Exploring their new home state, touring breweries, traveling to visit their sons and grandkids all across the country, and packing in as much life as they could, Ted was tireless in being Teresa's husband and best friend, caregiver and advocate.
Teresa is predeceased by her father, Richard Allan. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ted Dailey; her son, Luke, and his wife, Emily, and their children, Max and Addie; her son, Tom, and his wife, Julia, and their children, Elliott, Jude and Graham. She leaves behind her mother, Carolyn Allan, of Puyallup; sister, Cheri Allan, of Puyallup; sister, Debbie Allan, of Puyallup; sister, Kim Campbell (Ken, Kayleigh and Scott) of Issaquah; a host of extended family and many friends.
Many thanks go to the staff and caregivers at Bennet House and Bristol Heights Assisted Living. The love, care, comfort and dignity Teresa received was superior. You are angels on earth for the work you do.
Special love and thanks to Kim (Evans) Mohney, Teresa's BFF since kindergarten, whose support and love meant more than can be put into words.
Published in & from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2021.