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Teresa Marie Waits

October 17, 1950 to September 15, 2013 -


Teresa Marie Waits, 62, died peacefully on Sep. 15, 2013, at her home in Oregon City, Oregon.

She was born in Glenrock, Wyoming on Oct. 17, 1950, the fifth child of seven born to Lewis Parker Waits and Elizabeth Katherine Weisenberger Waits.

As a young child, her family lived in several states; Missouri, Wyoming, Washington and finally settling in Oregon City, Oregon when Teresa was at the age of fifty. This is where she made her home and acquired many friends. Her happiest memories were made at the ranch in Redland alongside her son, Alex. Teresa loved the outdoors, animals and adventures. Summers were spent with her nephews and nieces riding horses, hiking in the hills and swimming in the creek on the ranch.

Teresa was a loving mother, wonderful aunt and a beloved daughter and sister. She was a very generous and giving person, always attentive to others and putting their needs before her own. Teresa had a great sense of humor and always loved a good laugh.

She is survived by her brother Ronnie Waits of Wyoming, sisters Mary Jo White of Texas, Judy (Walt) Bartholomew of Oregon and Anita Waits of Wyoming, along with numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many other wonderful people who filled her life with joy.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Barbara Linaburg and Phyllis Rousseau, and her beloved son Alexander Michael Waits.

A mass celebrating her life will be said at Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Ore on September 28 at noon. A reception / luncheon will follow at the church hall.