Teresa (Allan) Dailey
1961 - 2021
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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.


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Published in & from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2021.
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February 14, 2021
I worked with Teresa at Columbia bank at the Westgate office! She was my dear friend! I am so very sorry to hear of this tremendous loss< Oh how she loved those boys of hers!! She would call me when she drove in from Eatonville so many times and we would laugh and cheer each other on. God Bless you All Diane Berheim
Diane Berheim
Friend
February 6, 2021
As the mother of Tom's wife Julia I did not get to know Teresa or Ted all that well or see them very often. What I did see was overwhelmingly a portrait of a loving couple and grandparents. To say that her being taken from us all this soon is unfair in every aspect. She loved her family including my daughter to distraction and there are probably not enough good things to say about her! I am sorry at her loss because I wanted to know her better. I know Ted and Luke and Tom are truly saddened at this moment in their lives. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.
Michelle Zangirolami
Family
February 5, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.I have so many fond memories of Teresa growing up in the village park neighborhood bless you all her and my mom Maxine are together as hairdressers nowLove to you all
Liz (Nelson)LORD
Liz Nelson/Lord
Friend
February 5, 2021
Teresa and Terri having fun!
A TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND,
TERESA DAILEY
We met in the fall of ‘78
School, boys, and staying out late
We bonded over having sisters
We became the misses to our misters
We both had a couple of offspring
Visits were down to the birthday wingding
Scouts, music, sports and homework
All done lovingly, getting a hug was a perk
The years seemed long but went by fast
Then it was back to friend time at last
Getting together and catching up
Secrets, dinners, and who knows what
Then something happened that was oh so grand
Several new children to populate this land
Happiness is fleeting so they say
We learned some sad news one day
No group vacations would we plan
Just hitting up breweries, some in Spokane
We went out to visit as often as we could
Making final memories that are lasting and good
We would still joke and laugh
Sometimes taking a silly photograph
42 years of friendship doesn’t seem like enough
Without you here it is going to be tough
Until we see each other again
I will remember your kindness and beautyAMEN

With much love, Terri Zura
Terri Zura
Friend
February 5, 2021
Kim
Sister
February 5, 2021
Kim
Sister
February 2, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
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