Betty Mae Yvonne Teasley, 96, of Weott, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022. Betty was born on May 25, 1926 in Bandon, Oregon to Elmer and Juanita Snyder. In 1944, Betty moved to Bull Creek, California where she met Twyman (Tom) Teasley. Twyman and Betty were married in 1945 and resided in Bull Creek and South Fork before moving to Weott and building their home in 1955. In Weott, Betty attended Weott Christian Church where she found a wonderful community of people.

Betty worked for the US Postal service for 32 years. She started working at the South Fork Post Office and after the 1964 flood she moved to the Redcrest Post Office where she would retire as the Postmaster in 1984.

Betty was an avid gardener with extensive gardens around her home, which she would spend many, many hours carefully tending. She always knew the names of all the flowers she encountered. This love of gardening was evident throughout her life. She was a member of the Southern Humboldt Garden Club for over 60 years and she was a founding member of the Humboldt Rose Society. She was always attending, working, and showing at the local flower shows and was particularly fond of the flower show held annually in Weott. She encouraged her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren to enter flower arrangements at the show.

In addition to gardening at home, she had gardens in Pepperwood where she would grow flowers and produce to take to the Farmer’s Market in Arcata. She was a staple of the Arcata Farmer’s Market starting in 1987. She was selling fresh vegetables, fruit, and cut flowers until a couple years ago. Her big, beautiful sunflowers were a favorite at the market

Betty truly loved to travel and she especially enjoyed traveling to see gardens. She was very fond of going to Hawaii and halibut fishing in Alaska, especially with her friend Velma Childs. In addition to traveling the US, she traveled to Europe, Australia, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Twyman, her granddaughter Shannan, her parents, her brothers Fred and Ronald (Bud), and sister June.

Betty is survived by her brother John Snyder of Gold Beach, OR and sister Kay Armstrong of Bridgeville, her five children, Garry of Athol, Idaho, Grady (Lynn) of Bayside, Cheryl Rockwood of Weott, Gerry (Kerry Randall) of Potter Valley, and Gregory (D’Ann) of Weott. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was a genuinely kind and warm person who touched the lives of many people. A celebration of her life will be held in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom.


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