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Bruce E. Teeple
07/14/1918 — 06/09/2004
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Long Beach, California
Bruce E. Teeple
Bruce E. Teeple was born in Long Beach, California on July 14, 1918. He attended Long Beach City College and the University of Washington, where he met his wife to be, Delia Porta. They were married on June 21, 1942.
Bruce worked as a Design Engineer for Boeing in Seattle for 5 yrs. Then moved to Richland in 1946 where he was Project Engineer for General Electric, then Project Engineer for Vitro Engineering. Bruce retired 1/1/81. Retirement years were spent at South Twin Lakes, Inchelium, WA. where he and Delia enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years. Brother, Frank Teeple and wife Grace of Sierra Madre, CA; Son Tom Teeple and wife Claire of Kennewick; Daughter Francine and Husband John Wolf of Spokane; 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, 3 nephews and 4 nieces; Sister-in-law Lucille Moreland of Snohomish; and dear friend Pat Finley of Inchelium, WA.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Life member Richland Yacht Club, Richland Rod and Gun club and lifetime member of N.R.A.
Einan's of Richland is in charge of arrangements. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Tri-City Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave. #B 103, Kennewick, W A 99336.
To all who showed their sympathy and compassion to our family with the loss of our dear husband and father, to his Doctors and Nurses, and especially our wonderful neighbors, we extend our heartfelt appreciation. The love, prayers and support given to us have made one of life's most trying moments tolerable. We thank you.
The Teeple Family
I will miss him… He was the best uncle, boat driver and water skiing teacher ever!
Fran and Tom,
My condolences for the loss to you and your families.
Tom: I am sorry about the death of your dad. My mom passed away in January, and things have never been the same. Sympathy and prayers to you,Claire, Fran and mother.