Nellie Byer Teeter, 99, of Imbler died Sunday at a local care center. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday July 12 at the Summerville Cemetery.
Mrs. Teeter was born Sept. 11, 1906, to August and Margarita Behrens in La Grande. Both parents were from Germany and moved to a farm in Summerville when she was six months old.
On Feb. 28, 1925, she married A.W. “Bill” Byer who died in 1961. In Sept. 1969 she married Thurman Teeter. He died in 1972. She worked for H.L. Wagner and sons for 25 years in the seed business, and was a clerk at the Imbler Market for 12 years besides other work. She enjoyed needlework, crochet, needlepoint, quilting, embroidery and reading. She was a 50-year member of the Blue Mountain Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Elgin. She had lived in Imbler since 1932.
Survivors include children, Audrey Westenskow and Robert Byer; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and other relatives. Three brothers, Ed, Art and Fred Behrens, and two sisters, Eda Wise and Ruby Patterson, all died earlier.
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The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 15, 2006, Published: July 13, 2006