Delia Teeple

06/04/1921 — 02/24/2023

From Richland, WA

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Delia Teeple

Delia Porta Teeple

Delia Porta Teeple passed away on February 24, 2023. She was a lifetime Washington State resident born in Cusick, WA on June 4, 1921.

She attended the University of Washington where she met Bruce Teeple and was married on June 21, 1942. Her husband preceded her death in 2004.

Delia was member of Christ the King Catholic Church, a member of the All States Rebekah Lodge 319, a member of the Royal Neighbors of America Camp 7299, a life member of the Richland Yacht Club, a lifetime member N.R.A. and a member of the Richland Rod & Gun Club. She fished until hunting season, and hunted until fishing season.

She is survived by her son, Tom and his wife Claire of Kennewick; daughter Francine and her husband John Wolf of Spokane, WA; three grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and her niece, Dee Anne Loyal of Bonnie Lake, WA; Dear friends Pat and Lucy Finley of Inchelium, WA.

To all who showed their sympathy and compassion to our family with the loss of our dear mother, we extend our heartfelt appreciation.

Respecting the wishes of Delia, in lieu of flowers or contributions, the family suggests you do a random act of kindness for a stranger.

We thank you
Fran & John Wolf
Tom & Claire Teeple

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  • She was a great person and I have never met anyone like her. She lived around the corner from my parents in Richland but I saw her more at Twin Lakes. The trip to Twin Lakes she let me stay at her place because there were bats inside our cabin was just one act of kindness but a huge one to a kid who was not very happy fending off the flying rodents or hiding in my sleeping bag. I always loved seeing her and she has provided me with many good memories not to mention the great stories. Delia was a unique individual and it was a privilege knowing her!

    Bryan Taylor
    March 27, 2023
  • I have known Delia for 30 years and valued our conversations and her kindness. I often tell the stories of her fishing that led to smoking and canning the fish and sending it down to me in Los Angeles. She was a very special person.

    Peter Cunningham
    March 17, 2023
    Beverly Hills
  • I never had the privilege of meeting Delia. But cookedd up some meat she donated for the RRGC Wild Game Dinner. I know she is fondly remembered by all who knew her in the RRGC. So sorry for your loss. She is well remembered.

    marilyn STEELE
    March 15, 2023
  • Delia was a wonderful lady who made significant contributions to the Richland Rod and Gun Club through here volunteerism and more recently by her financial support to our scholarship program.

    Mike Estes
    March 12, 2023
  • We will miss Dehlia too. What a fabulous cook of wild game! She inspired many recipes still prepared at the Richland Rod and Gun Club wild game dinner. I remember many times doing food prep for one of the dinners or a picnic and listening to the hunting or fishing stories as we worked. A wonderful lady and outdoorsperson.

    Dale Schielke
    March 12, 2023
    Richland, WA
  • Aunt Delia was our favorite. We loved her exciting/hilarious hunting and fishing stories and the loving twinkle in her eye. She was unique!

    Leslie Schenker
    March 4, 2023
    Winston Salem, NC
  • I will surely miss our dear fun loving Aunt Delia. I am so grateful for creating so many of my wonderful childhood memories!

    Cindy Teeple
    March 3, 2023
    Lodi, California
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