Carola Ann (Wallace) Teugh passed away peacefully in her home November 13, 2023, at the age of 86 after a difficult battle with dementia. She was born February 5, 1937, in Elgin, Illinois, to Lawrence B. and Marjorie M. (Ziegler) Wallace. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her two younger siblings, Douglas A. Wallace of Iowa City, Iowa, and Priscilla M. Peters of Hamilton, Montana.
After 62 years of marriage, she is survived by her husband, David H. Teugh (Dave), her daughter Patricia T. Foster (partner Clyde Boyd), her son and daughter-in-law Douglas A. and Christine A. Teugh, and her grandchildren David A. Teugh (partner Victoria Webster) and Catherine A. Teugh. She is also survived by her older brother, Rodney L. Wallace of Athens, Greece; in-laws Mary Katherine Wallace, Richard Peters, Richard Teugh, Judie Bialik, and Evie (Jerry) Burton; in addition to cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A talented pianist, church organist, and dedicated volunteer, Carol touched many lives through her diverse pursuits. She excelled as a special education teacher, a swim instructor, and lifeguard, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to helping others. Carol worked with Red Cross Disaster Services and traveled across the country directly assisting victims of fires, earthquakes and floods. She and Dave delivered Meals on Wheels for many years, were active in their church as elders and choir members, and were supporters of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, opening their homes to the musicians and brought the "Instrument Petting Zoo" to elementary schools of Kalamazoo and surrounding areas.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, at 2 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1515 Helen Street, Portage MI 49002, with a reception to follow. Visitation will be held at the church from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be given to Park Place Senior Living, 4222 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008, in grateful recognition of the love and care they gave to Carol and continue to give to Dave.
A full obituary is available at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society: https://www.amsfuneralhomes.com/