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Barbara Marion Teague, known by her nickname ‘Poppie,’ of West Haven, Utah, peacefully passed away in Scenic, Arizona on April 1, 2023, at the age of 88 years.
Poppie is survived by her five children, Sherri (Steve) Clarke, Donna Sharer, Kevin (Renata) Teague, Deborah Kelley, Deanne (Wade) Chandler, her twelve wonderful grandchildren, Kristy Guyer, Lisa Sharer, Kelly Sharer, Amanda Sharer, Melissa Sharer, Adrian Teague, Tessa Kelley, Cameron Kelley, Kylee (Justin) Greer, Keira Chandler, Kace Chandler, Kendra (Jamieson) Sather, twenty-three great-children, and one great-great grandson, four of her siblings, Jean (Ernie) Cleary, Blaine Wright, Sharon (Kay) Beddes, Linda (John) Cournoyer, Brenda (Stan) Doherty, one sister-in-law, Ruth Wright, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She is preceded in death by, and will be reunited with, her husband, Charles Guinn Teague, step-daughter Christine Denison, siblings Joan, Vern, Warren, and Murray, her beloved parents Bessie and Albert.
Poppie was the third of ten children born to Albert and Bessie Wright of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Nova Scotia Hospital Nurses Training School in September 1955. She became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in September of 1958, shortly after her parents joined. She once said it was the greatest blessing of her life. Shortly after, in September 1959, she moved to Cedar City, Utah, and the following summer she worked at the Grand Canyon as its only nurse. There she met Charles (Chuck) Teague who was also working there for the summer. They married on July 27, 1960. They moved to California for a short time before returning to Nova Scotia. They had their five children while still living in Canada but returned to California in 1976. Poppie worked as a nurse in many different hospitals, and in California she worked at a community college, which she retired from. She loved her career and spoke fondly of it on a regular basis. She had lots of stories to tell.
Some of Poppie’s hobbies she enjoyed were traveling, cake decorating, collecting moose, and spending time with her family.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Barbara’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.
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