Celebrating the life of Betty Sherral Teigen
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Sherry was born April 14, 1945, in Altus, Oklahoma, to Harrold and Betty (Davis) Hudson. She was later adopted by her stepfather, Charles Caswell. She graduated N.W. Classen High School in Oklahoma City in 1963. Sherry was a beautiful and talented woman and won the title of Miss Oklahoma City in 1963. In high school, Sherry was active in competitive speech and drama, winning numerous contests and was one of 5 students in the state of Oklahoma chosen to spend a semester at Northwestern University in Illinois studying speech. She attended Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma, then earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, on May 16, 1978. Upon graduation, Sherry taught high school English, World History, Business, and Speech and Drama in Jackson and Tillman Counties. Before she retired, Sherry spent thirteen years working with her husband Roger at OK-1 Manufacturing Company, where she developed the international export division.
Sherry married Roger Teigen May 28, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he was the love of her life. Her hobbies included photography, and she was an award winning amateur photographer. She was recognized for her exceptional photos of African wild game. Sherry and Roger traveled the world extensively, including several African Safaris, European tours, and an Antarctica cruise, as well as throughout the United States. She was proud to call both Oklahoma and Nevada her home. Sherry was a philanthropist who supported education, as well as other worthy causes. Sherry was an avid OU football fan, never missing an OU game if she could help it. She and Roger maintained a home in Norman, Oklahoma, where they resided each year during OU football season to support her beloved Sooners. Sherry attended her last OU/Texas game in October 2011 while battling the cancer that eventually took her life. She enjoyed spending time with Belle, her beloved poodle of 14 years.
Preceded in death by her mother, Betty Caswell, and her father, Charles Caswell, Sherry is survived by her loving husband, Roger Teigen; one son, Jerry Blane George and wife Sandy of Altus, Oklahoma; four sisters, Melinda Alexander of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Vera Courtney and husband Glen Alexander of Norman, Oklahoma, Charlene Naylor of Oklahoma City, and Mary Scott, also of Oklahoma City; one brother, Charles Caswell and wife Robyn of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers-in-law, Bill Teigen and wife Diane of Dallas, Texas, and Jim Teigen and wife Libby of Abilene, Texas; and the nieces and nephews whom she adored: Ian, Alyx, Summer, Adam, Samantha, Jason, Heather, Paul Allen, Taylor, and Caitlin, Leslie Flabianio, Lt. Col. Michael E. Teigen, and Alexis C. Teigen.
The family will greet friends Monday, January 30, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Lowell-Tims Chapel in Altus with Reverend David Player officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com
A live Webcast is offered when the service is held in Lowell-Tims Chapel. For family and friends who cannot attend the service, log on to the website above, click on Sherry Teigen obituary at 2:58 p.m., and view the service in Sherry's memory.
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