May 24, 2007
Orlan Patten Teel died on May 16, 2007, at his home in Orofino, Idaho. He was 80.
Mr. Teel was born on Nov. 20, 1926, to Wilma Ruth Patten Teel and Maurice Charles Teel in Portland. His mother died at his birth and he was raised in Enterprise by his grandmother, Cora Bell Baker Patten.
He married LaNita Warnock in 1946. They later divorced. He married Mary Joyce Kattelas in 1958. They later divorced. He married Diana Lee Boire in Boise, Idaho on Aug. 14, 1974, and they made their home in Weston for 24 years where he was very active in the community.
He served on the Fire Department and Memorial Hall Board. He ran the family business, D.O.T. Supply, with his wife. He made great efforts to promote the community in various other civic affairs. Mr. Stephens was instrumental in bringing the Bank of Commerce to Weston.
In the spring of 1998, Mr. Teel and his wife decided to make their vacation home their permanent residence and moved to Orofino, Idaho to be closer to their youngest son, Anthony Teel and his wife, Stephanie.
Mr. Teel is survived by his wife of 33 years Diana Lee Teel; children Bruce Teel, Anthony Teel, Lani Jeanne Sockle, Lori Teel, Julie Frazee, Jacqueline Hall, Gina Lynn Teel, Cindy Teel Miller, Orla Mae Harvey, Gail Brooks and Dawn Flowers; 20 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Dale Allen “Rikki” Teel.
A Celebration of Life gathering is planned for June 16, at the Weston Community Church in Weston at 1 p.m.
Wallowa County Chieftain, May 24, 2007
Contributed by Dixie Ricker