Charles Maynard Morris1

M, b. 1904, d. 1970
     Charles Maynard Morris married Martha L. Teets, daughter of Albert Theodore Teets and Jane Katheryn Allen.1 Charles Maynard Morris was born in 1904.1 He died in 1970.1
Last Edited21 Jun 2017

Family: Charles Maynard Morris and Martha L. Teets

Citations

  1. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Martha L Teets Morris
    Birth: Jan. 4, 1927
    Pickaway County
    Ohio, USA
    Death: Jul. 9, 1996
    Pickaway County
    Ohio, USA
     
    Family links: 
     Parents:
      Albert Teets (1906 - 1988)
      Jane K Allen Teets (1904 - 1970)
     
     Spouse:
      Charles Maynard Morris (1921 - 1976)*
     
    *Calculated relationship
     
    Burial:
    New Holland Cemetery
    New Holland
    Pickaway County
    Ohio, USA
     
    Created by: Rachel's mom
    Record added: Jun 02, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 111680104.

Violet Lee Teets1

F, b. 5 September 1947, d. 2 July 2017
     Violet Lee Teets was born on 5 September 1947 in Flemington, Taylor, West Virginia.2,1 She was the daughter of Everett James Merritt and Charlotte L. Hatten.2 Violet Lee Teets died on 2 July 2017 in Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, at age 69.2 She was buried on 7 July 2017 in Flemington, Taylor, West Virginia.2
Last Edited5 Jul 2017
Father*Everett James Merritt2
Mother*Charlotte L. Hatten2

Child of Violet Lee Teets

Citations

  1. [S3238] United States Public Records, 1970-2009, Violet Lee Teets
    United States Public Records

    Name Violet Lee Teets
    Residence Date 13 Jul 2001
    Residence Place Flemington, West Virginia, United States
    Birth Date 05 Sep 1947
    Address Flemington, West Virginia 26347
    Address Date 13 Jul 2001
    2nd Address Flemington, West Virginia 26347
    2nd Address Date 01 Apr 2000
    3rd Address Simpson, West Virginia 26435
    3rd Address Date 01 May 1989-01 Jan 2009
    Record Number 174615313

    Citing this Record
    "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY8H-C7V : 23 May 2014), Violet Lee Teets, Residence, Flemington, West Virginia, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. [S3239] Obit: Violet Lee Teets, Mountain Statesman, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Violet Lee Teets

    Violet Lee Teets, 69, of Simpson, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Rosewood Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side.
    She was born September 5, 1947, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Everett James and Charlotte L. Hatten Merritt.
    Violet loved being with family and talking with her many friends, she also loved her flowers.
    She is survived by one son, Barrick Samuel Teets and wife   Jennifer Simpson, one granddaughter, Maranda Teets, one half-sister, Myrtle May Reed, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, four sisters, Virginia Smith, Fannie Drummond, Catherine McKinney, and Mary Bartlett, one half-brother, Olan Merritt.
    Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Thursday, July  6, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Bartlett Funeral Home, with Rev. Lois Sandy,  officiating.
    Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Flemington.
    Online condolences can be sent to the Teets family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

Everett James Merritt1

M
     Everett James Merritt married Charlotte L. Hatten.1
Last Edited5 Jul 2017

Child of Everett James Merritt and Charlotte L. Hatten

Citations

  1. [S3239] Obit: Violet Lee Teets, Mountain Statesman, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Violet Lee Teets

    Violet Lee Teets, 69, of Simpson, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Rosewood Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side.
    She was born September 5, 1947, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Everett James and Charlotte L. Hatten Merritt.
    Violet loved being with family and talking with her many friends, she also loved her flowers.
    She is survived by one son, Barrick Samuel Teets and wife   Jennifer Simpson, one granddaughter, Maranda Teets, one half-sister, Myrtle May Reed, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, four sisters, Virginia Smith, Fannie Drummond, Catherine McKinney, and Mary Bartlett, one half-brother, Olan Merritt.
    Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Thursday, July  6, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Bartlett Funeral Home, with Rev. Lois Sandy,  officiating.
    Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Flemington.
    Online condolences can be sent to the Teets family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

Charlotte L. Hatten1

F
     Charlotte L. Hatten married Everett James Merritt.1
Last Edited5 Jul 2017

Child of Charlotte L. Hatten and Everett James Merritt

Citations

  1. [S3239] Obit: Violet Lee Teets, Mountain Statesman, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Violet Lee Teets

    Violet Lee Teets, 69, of Simpson, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Rosewood Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side.
    She was born September 5, 1947, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Everett James and Charlotte L. Hatten Merritt.
    Violet loved being with family and talking with her many friends, she also loved her flowers.
    She is survived by one son, Barrick Samuel Teets and wife   Jennifer Simpson, one granddaughter, Maranda Teets, one half-sister, Myrtle May Reed, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, four sisters, Virginia Smith, Fannie Drummond, Catherine McKinney, and Mary Bartlett, one half-brother, Olan Merritt.
    Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Thursday, July  6, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Bartlett Funeral Home, with Rev. Lois Sandy,  officiating.
    Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Flemington.
    Online condolences can be sent to the Teets family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

Barrick Samuel Teets1

M
     Barrick Samuel Teets is the son of Violet Lee Teets.1 Barrick Samuel Teets married Jennifer Simpson.1
Last Edited5 Jul 2017
Mother*Violet Lee Teets1 b. 5 Sep 1947, d. 2 Jul 2017

Family: Barrick Samuel Teets and Jennifer Simpson

Citations

  1. [S3239] Obit: Violet Lee Teets, Mountain Statesman, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Violet Lee Teets

    Violet Lee Teets, 69, of Simpson, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Rosewood Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side.
    She was born September 5, 1947, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Everett James and Charlotte L. Hatten Merritt.
    Violet loved being with family and talking with her many friends, she also loved her flowers.
    She is survived by one son, Barrick Samuel Teets and wife   Jennifer Simpson, one granddaughter, Maranda Teets, one half-sister, Myrtle May Reed, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, four sisters, Virginia Smith, Fannie Drummond, Catherine McKinney, and Mary Bartlett, one half-brother, Olan Merritt.
    Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Thursday, July  6, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Bartlett Funeral Home, with Rev. Lois Sandy,  officiating.
    Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Flemington.
    Online condolences can be sent to the Teets family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

Jennifer Simpson1

F
     Jennifer Simpson married Barrick Samuel Teets, son of Violet Lee Teets.1
Last Edited5 Jul 2017

Family: Jennifer Simpson and Barrick Samuel Teets

Citations

  1. [S3239] Obit: Violet Lee Teets, Mountain Statesman, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Violet Lee Teets

    Violet Lee Teets, 69, of Simpson, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Rosewood Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side.
    She was born September 5, 1947, in Flemington, a daughter of the late Everett James and Charlotte L. Hatten Merritt.
    Violet loved being with family and talking with her many friends, she also loved her flowers.
    She is survived by one son, Barrick Samuel Teets and wife   Jennifer Simpson, one granddaughter, Maranda Teets, one half-sister, Myrtle May Reed, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, four sisters, Virginia Smith, Fannie Drummond, Catherine McKinney, and Mary Bartlett, one half-brother, Olan Merritt.
    Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Thursday, July  6, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Bartlett Funeral Home, with Rev. Lois Sandy,  officiating.
    Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Flemington.
    Online condolences can be sent to the Teets family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

Arthur R. Teets1

M, b. 1929
     Arthur R. Teets was born in 1929 in Pennsylvania.1 He is the son of George Adam Teets and Marie Henrietta Ketterer.1
Last Edited5 Jul 2017
Father*George Adam Teets1 b. 6 Jul 1900, d. Apr 1986
Mother*Marie Henrietta Ketterer1 b. 1898, d. 1983

Citations

  1. [S1127] Census: 1930 Beaver, Pennsylvania, New Sewickley, District 81, April 15, 1930, HH#287-307
    Teets, George A., 29, age at first marriage 22, PA PA PA
    wife Marie, 29, age at first marriage 22, PA PA PA
    daughter Eleanor, 4, PA PA PA
    son Arthur R., 1, PA PA PA.

Eleanor Teets1

F, b. circa 1926
     Eleanor Teets was born circa 1926 in Pennsylvania.1 She is the daughter of George Adam Teets and Marie Henrietta Ketterer.1
Last Edited5 Jul 2017
Father*George Adam Teets1 b. 6 Jul 1900, d. Apr 1986
Mother*Marie Henrietta Ketterer1 b. 1898, d. 1983

Citations

  1. [S1127] Census: 1930 Beaver, Pennsylvania, New Sewickley, District 81, April 15, 1930, HH#287-307
    Teets, George A., 29, age at first marriage 22, PA PA PA
    wife Marie, 29, age at first marriage 22, PA PA PA
    daughter Eleanor, 4, PA PA PA
    son Arthur R., 1, PA PA PA.

John William Teets Jr.1

M, b. 15 September 1933, d. 5 August 2011
     John William Teets Jr. married Nancy (?)3 John William Teets Jr. was born on 15 September 1933 in Elgin, Cook, Illinois.4,1,5 He was the son of John William Teets Sr. and Maudie Leona McRoy.2 John William Teets Jr. married Betty Nielson on 29 July 1957 in Cook, Illinois.6,3 John William Teets Jr. died on 5 August 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 77.7,4,8
Last Edited11 Jul 2017
Father*John William Teets Sr.2 b. 28 Mar 1913, d. 18 Jul 1984
Mother*Maudie Leona McRoy2 b. 25 Feb 1916, d. 4 Dec 1997

Family: John William Teets Jr. and Betty Nielson

Child of John William Teets Jr. and Nancy (?)

Citations

  1. [S3240] Obit: John William Teets, Jr., John William TeetsJr.
    John William TeetsJr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature“cando”spirit, positive attitude and focused determination. He started from humble beginnings but knew he coulda chieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born andraised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a fouryear letterman in track excelling in highhurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding. John served his country in the U .S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps. At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33° degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001. John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award forTop Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His con?dent and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois. He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run theirtwo restaurants at the NewYork World’s Fair in 1964-1965. After the World’s Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne’s Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership,the company developed the Henrici’s Steak & Lobster House Restaurants,the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods underthe Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork. In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft groundservices, cruiseships, giftshops,airport duty-freeshops and their service businesses. John succeeded JerryTrautman as CEO in1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.
    John was not only a successfu lbusinessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation forthe Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a pro?table and growing city. He helped keep the NBA PhoenixSuns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the ?rst corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry’s coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine “CEO of theYear”Award; “Of?cer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium”; the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. While his accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at thetop. In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John’s major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a secondhole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley CountryClub. He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his“Silent Partner,”Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it. He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011. He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teetsand his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets. John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields(Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes),his seven grandchildren and two brothers James Teets(Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut. Special thanks go to The BannerAlzheimer’s Institute, specificallyDr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute or Hospice of the Valley. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th,at3 :00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by GreenAcres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
  2. [S3240] Obit: John William Teets, Jr., John William TeetsJr.
    John William Teets Jr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature“cando”spirit, positive attitude and focused determination. He started from humble beginnings but knew he coulda chieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born andraised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a fouryear letterman in track excelling in highhurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding. John served his country in the U .S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps. At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33° degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001. John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award forTop Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His con?dent and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois. He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run theirtwo restaurants at the NewYork World’s Fair in 1964-1965. After the World’s Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne’s Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership,the company developed the Henrici’s Steak & Lobster House Restaurants,the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods underthe Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork. In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft groundservices, cruiseships, giftshops,airport duty-freeshops and their service businesses. John succeeded JerryTrautman as CEO in1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.
    John was not only a successfu lbusinessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation forthe Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a pro?table and growing city. He helped keep the NBA PhoenixSuns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the ?rst corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry’s coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine “CEO of theYear”Award; “Of?cer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium”; the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. While his accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at thetop. In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John’s major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a secondhole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley CountryClub. He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his“Silent Partner,”Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it. He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011. He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teetsand his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets. John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields(Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes),his seven grandchildren and two brothers James Teets(Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut. Special thanks go to The BannerAlzheimer’s Institute, specificallyDr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute or Hospice of the Valley. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th,at3 :00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by GreenAcres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
  3. [S3240] Obit: John William Teets, Jr., John William Teets Jr.
    John William Teets Jr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature“cando”spirit, positive attitude and focused determination. He started from humble beginnings but knew he coulda chieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born andraised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a fouryear letterman in track excelling in highhurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding. John served his country in the U .S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps. At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33° degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001. John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award forTop Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His con?dent and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois. He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run theirtwo restaurants at the NewYork World’s Fair in 1964-1965. After the World’s Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne’s Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership,the company developed the Henrici’s Steak & Lobster House Restaurants,the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods underthe Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork. In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft groundservices, cruiseships, giftshops,airport duty-freeshops and their service businesses. John succeeded JerryTrautman as CEO in1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.
    John was not only a successfu lbusinessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation forthe Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a pro?table and growing city. He helped keep the NBA PhoenixSuns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the first corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry’s coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine “CEO of theYear”Award; “Officer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium”; the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. While his accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at thetop. In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John’s major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a secondhole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley CountryClub. He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his“Silent Partner,”Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it. He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011. He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teets and his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets. John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields(Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes),his seven grandchildren and two brothers James Teets(Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut. Special thanks go to The BannerAlzheimer’s Institute, specificallyDr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute or Hospice of the Valley. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th,at3 :00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by GreenAcres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
  4. [S27] Ancestry.com: Social Security Death Index, John Teets
     in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

    Name: John Teets
    Last Residence: 85253 Paradise Valley, Maricopa, Arizona
    BORN: 15 Sep 1933
    Died: 5 Aug 2011
    State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

    Source Citation
    Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

    Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
  5. [S3020] Census: 1940 Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, John Teets
     in the 1940 United States Federal Census

    Name: John Teets
    Age: 7
    Estimated birth year: abt 1933
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Home in 1940: Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Dunee, Cook, Illinois
    Residence in 1935: Dunee, Cook, Illinois
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 12A
    Attended School or College: Yes
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 1st grade
    Weeks Worked in 1939 0
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: No

    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Teets 34
    Marrie Teets 28
    John Teets 7
    Richard Teets 4
    James Teets 2
    Harry Mathis 32

    Source Citation
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3634; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 65-134

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

    Description
    The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income. Learn more...
  6. [S2386] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960, John Teets Jr
     in the Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960

    Name: John Teets Jr
    Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1957
    Spouse: Betty Nielsen
    Marriage Location: Cook County, IL
    Marriage license:
    File Number: 2452394
    Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Marriages)
    Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
    Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.

    Original data: Cook County Clerk, comp. Cook County Clerk Genealogy Records. Cook County Clerk’s Office, Chicago, IL: Cook County Clerk, 2008.
  7. [S3240] Obit: John William Teets, Jr., John William TeetsJr.
    John William TeetsJr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature“cando”spirit, positive attitude and focused determination. He started from humble beginnings but knew he coulda chieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born andraised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a fouryear letterman in track excelling in highhurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding. John served his country in the U .S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps. At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33° degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001. John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award forTop Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His con?dent and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois. He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run theirtwo restaurants at the NewYork World’s Fair in 1964-1965. After the World’s Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne’s Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership,the company developed the Henrici’s Steak & Lobster House Restaurants,the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods underthe Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork. In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft groundservices, cruiseships, giftshops,airport duty-freeshops and their service businesses. John succeeded JerryTrautman as CEO in1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.
    John was not only a successfu lbusinessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation forthe Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a pro?table and growing city. He helped keep the NBA PhoenixSuns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the ?rst corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry’s coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine “CEO of theYear”Award; “Of?cer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium”; the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. While his accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at thetop. In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John’s major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a secondhole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley CountryClub. He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his“Silent Partner,”Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it. He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011. He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teets and his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets. John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields(Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes),his seven grandchildren and two brothers James Teets(Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut. Special thanks go to The BannerAlzheimer’s Institute, specificallyDr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute or Hospice of the Valley. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th,at 3 :00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by GreenAcres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
  8. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, ohn William Teets, Jr
    Birth: unknown
    Illinois, USA
    Death: Aug. 5, 2011

    John William Teets Jr. John William Teets Jr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature "can do" spirit, positive attitude and focused determination.

    He started from humble beginnings but knew he could achieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a four year letterman in track excelling in high hurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and body building.

    John served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps.

    At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33 degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001.

    John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award for Top Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His confident and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois.

    He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age 19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age 31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run their two restaurants at the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965.

    After the World's Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne's Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership, the company developed the Henrici's Steak & Lobster House Restaurants, the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods under the Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork.

    In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft ground services, cruise ships, gift shops, airport duty-free shops and their service businesses. John succeeded Jerry Trautman as CEO in 1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in 1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.

    John was not only a successful businessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36 million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation for the Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a profitable and growing city. He helped keep the NBA Phoenix Suns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the first corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry's coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine "CEO of the Year"Award; "Officer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium"; the "Ellis Island Medal of Honor"; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The 2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. Whilehis accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at the top.

    In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John's major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a second hole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley Country Club.

    He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his "Silent Partner," Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it.

    He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011.

    He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teets and his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets.

    John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields (Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes), his five grandchildren and two brothers James Teets (Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut.

    Special thanks go to The Banner Alzheimer's Institute, specifically Dr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer's Institute or Hospice of the Valley.

    Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th, at 3:00 pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by Green Acres Mortuary of Scottsdale. 
     
    Burial:
    Unknown
     
    Created by: Rita & Lee Gordon
    Record added: Aug 27, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 134951354.
  9. [S3241] United States Public Records, 1950-1993, Heidi Jayne Teets
     in the U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1

    Name: Heidi Jayne Teets
    Birth Date: 28 Jun 1967
    Address:
    5303 E Desert Park Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253-3057 (1995)
    [5303 E Desert, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253 (1993)] 
    [5320 N 25th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85016-3608 (1994)] 
    [5336 N 25th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85016-3662] 

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

    Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.

John William Teets Sr.1

M, b. 28 March 1913, d. 18 July 1984
     John William Teets Sr. married Maudie Leona McRoy, daughter of Sam McRoy and Lou Wood.1 John William Teets Sr. was born on 28 March 1913 in Illinois.2,3 He died on 18 July 1984 at age 71.2 He was buried after 18 July 1984 in Elgin, Cook, Illinois.2
Last Edited11 Jul 2017

Children of John William Teets Sr. and Maudie Leona McRoy

Citations

  1. [S3240] Obit: John William Teets, Jr., John William TeetsJr.
    John William Teets Jr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature“cando”spirit, positive attitude and focused determination. He started from humble beginnings but knew he coulda chieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born andraised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a fouryear letterman in track excelling in highhurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding. John served his country in the U .S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps. At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33° degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001. John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award forTop Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His con?dent and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois. He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run theirtwo restaurants at the NewYork World’s Fair in 1964-1965. After the World’s Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne’s Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership,the company developed the Henrici’s Steak & Lobster House Restaurants,the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods underthe Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork. In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft groundservices, cruiseships, giftshops,airport duty-freeshops and their service businesses. John succeeded JerryTrautman as CEO in1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.
    John was not only a successfu lbusinessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation forthe Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a pro?table and growing city. He helped keep the NBA PhoenixSuns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the ?rst corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry’s coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine “CEO of theYear”Award; “Of?cer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium”; the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. While his accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at thetop. In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John’s major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a secondhole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley CountryClub. He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his“Silent Partner,”Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it. He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011. He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teetsand his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets. John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields(Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes),his seven grandchildren and two brothers James Teets(Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut. Special thanks go to The BannerAlzheimer’s Institute, specificallyDr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute or Hospice of the Valley. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th,at3 :00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by GreenAcres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
  2. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, John W Teets, Sr
    Birth: Mar. 28, 1913
    Death: Jul. 18, 1984
     
    Burial:
    Lakewood Memorial Park
    Elgin
    Cook County
    Illinois, USA
    Plot: Section 3
     
    Created by: BobH
    Record added: Nov 05, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 138342869.
  3. [S3020] Census: 1940 Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, John Teets
     in the 1940 United States Federal Census

    Name: John Teets
    Age: 7
    Estimated birth year: abt 1933
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Home in 1940: Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Dunee, Cook, Illinois
    Residence in 1935: Dunee, Cook, Illinois
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 12A
    Attended School or College: Yes
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 1st grade
    Weeks Worked in 1939 0
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: No

    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Teets 34
    Marrie Teets 28
    John Teets 7
    Richard Teets 4
    James Teets 2
    Harry Mathis 32

    Source Citation
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3634; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 65-134

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

    Description
    The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income. Learn more...
  4. [S3240] Obit: John William Teets, Jr., John William TeetsJr.
    John William TeetsJr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature“cando”spirit, positive attitude and focused determination. He started from humble beginnings but knew he coulda chieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born andraised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a fouryear letterman in track excelling in highhurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding. John served his country in the U .S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps. At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33° degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001. John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award forTop Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His con?dent and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois. He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run theirtwo restaurants at the NewYork World’s Fair in 1964-1965. After the World’s Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne’s Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership,the company developed the Henrici’s Steak & Lobster House Restaurants,the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods underthe Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork. In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft groundservices, cruiseships, giftshops,airport duty-freeshops and their service businesses. John succeeded JerryTrautman as CEO in1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.
    John was not only a successfu lbusinessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation forthe Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a pro?table and growing city. He helped keep the NBA PhoenixSuns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the ?rst corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry’s coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine “CEO of theYear”Award; “Of?cer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium”; the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. While his accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at thetop. In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John’s major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a secondhole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley CountryClub. He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his“Silent Partner,”Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it. He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011. He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teets and his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets. John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields(Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes),his seven grandchildren and two brothers James Teets(Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut. Special thanks go to The BannerAlzheimer’s Institute, specificallyDr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute or Hospice of the Valley. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th,at 3 :00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by GreenAcres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
  5. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, ohn William Teets, Jr
    Birth: unknown
    Illinois, USA
    Death: Aug. 5, 2011

    John William Teets Jr. John William Teets Jr. is in the presence of the Lord after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's. As he faced the biggest challenge of his life, he did it with his signature "can do" spirit, positive attitude and focused determination.

    He started from humble beginnings but knew he could achieve anything to which he put his mind to. He was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois; attending Elgin High School where he was a four year letterman in track excelling in high hurdles; easily a metaphor for his entire life. At an early age he developed a lifelong interest in weightlifting and body building.

    John served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the Signal Corps.

    At age 22 he joined the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a 33 degree Mason. He was conferred with the Grand Cross of Masonry in 2001.

    John was a renowned public speaker as evidenced by his receiving the Forbes Magazine Award for Top Business Speaker of the Year (1990). His confident and effective delivery has been attributed to his Dale Carnegie training. His career in the restaurant industry began at the age of 14 when he worked as a dessert boy at the Milk Pail Restaurant in Dundee, Illinois.

    He was made manager of the Cock-O-Doodle Restaurant at age 19, co-owner of the Winter Garden Restaurant with Leonard Besinger at the age of 25 and by age 31 he joined the Greyhound Corporation to run their two restaurants at the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965.

    After the World's Fair, his corporate career took off when he was made President of the Greyhound Corporation subsidiary Post Houses and Horne's Enterprises, becoming the youngest subsidiary president in Greyhounds history. John left Greyhound in 1971 to become President of the John R. Thompson Company. Under his leadership, the company developed the Henrici's Steak & Lobster House Restaurants, the Red Balloon Restaurants, and a line of gourmet frozen foods under the Holloway House brand. At the Canteen Corporation, a division of ITT, John was President of Jacques French Restaurant Group which consisted of 16 restaurants, as well as the food facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Lincoln Center in NewYork.

    In 1976 he rejoined the Greyhound Corporation as President of Greyhound Food Management. In 1980 he was named Group Vice President of services overseeing aircraft ground services, cruise ships, gift shops, airport duty-free shops and their service businesses. John succeeded Jerry Trautman as CEO in 1981 at the age of 48 and assumed title of Chairman of the Board in 1982. During his tenure the company was restructured and renamed the Dial Corp. and later the Viad Corp.

    John was not only a successful businessman, he was deeply committed and dedicated to the success of his community. As Chairman of Dial Corp, John oversaw contributions to charitable organizations throughout Arizona in excess of $36 million dollars. Along with supporting charities and cultural activities that included the Crisis Nursery, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Foundation for the Blind and the Phoenix Zoo, he made efforts to ensure that Phoenix would continue as a profitable and growing city. He helped keep the NBA Phoenix Suns basketball team in the Valley; sponsored the TV rights for the Phoenix Open, and became the first corporate investor of the new Arizona Diamondbacks. He received many awards over his lifetime, but some of his highest accolades included receiving the food service industry's coveted Gold Plate Award; Leaders Magazine "CEO of the Year"Award; "Officer of the Royal Order of the Crown of Belgium"; the "Ellis Island Medal of Honor"; The American Academy of Achievement Award; The 2008 Milton Friedman Transformation Leader Award; as well as numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees. Whilehis accomplishments were many, meeting Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan ranked at the top.

    In addition, John was extremely honored when the efforts of a group of Viad executives and staff resulted in a Phoenix Park named the John William Teets Park. John's major passion outside of business and family was golf. Highlights included getting a hole-in-one on the Pebble Beach Golf Course, followed by a second hole-in-one on his home course at the Paradise Valley Country Club.

    He had an extensive collection of Empire clocks of the Napoleonic Era, and was pleased to have them on exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum. John lived his life guided by his "Silent Partner," Jesus Christ. He believed everyone has a spiritual side as well as a physical side, and its a matter of how one develops it.

    He put God first, family second and business third. God called John William Teets Jr. home on August 5, 2011.

    He shares a special place in heaven with his father, John William Teets Sr; his mother, Maudie McRoy Teets; his brother Richard Carl Teets and his first wife Betty Nielsen Teets.

    John will be missed by his loving wife Nancy and his four daughters: Jerri Shields (Rich), Valerie Ogden, Heidi Teets, Suzanne Martin (Hayes), his five grandchildren and two brothers James Teets (Trish), David Teets, and brother-in-law Bill Kerchenfaut.

    Special thanks go to The Banner Alzheimer's Institute, specifically Dr. Pierre Tariot and Jan Dougherty, as well as to the incredible support and care from Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Banner Alzheimer's Institute or Hospice of the Valley.

    Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 11th, at 3:00 pm at Scottsdale Bible Church, located at 7601 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are being handled by Green Acres Mortuary of Scottsdale. 
     
    Burial:
    Unknown
     
    Created by: Rita & Lee Gordon
    Record added: Aug 27, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 134951354.