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Lee Arthur Teichthesen

Lee Arthur Teichthesen, 78, of Glenwood Springs, passed away after a long illness on Dec. 24, 2005 at the Glen Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center.Lee was born May 14, 1927, in Muskegon, Mich., to Sadie (DeVries) and Arthur Teichthesen.After graduating from Muskegon High School in 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy, and after basic training attended preflight school. He was honorably discharged in 1946, remaining on inactive reserve to attend college. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1950 with a bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering, Lee then served with the U.S. Navy active reserve from 1951 to 1961.He married Patricia Ann Smith in 1951 in Midland, Mich., where he worked for Dow Corning as a marketing manager. During their marriage, they had four children. After 20 years with Dow Corning, Lee became general manager of High Performance Technology, Inc. in Midland. Moving to Ithaca, N.Y., in 1973, he became general manager of Cayuga Associates, Inc. He married Anna Geske in 1974. In 1975, Lee became vice president in change of international marketing for the Lapp Insulator Company in Leroy, N.Y. Eleven years later, he was a management consultant for Industrial Ceramics Inc. in Ithaca, N.Y., until retirement.Lee moved to Glenwood Springs in September 2002 to live with his sister, Lorna Miller, and her husband, Charles. He visited Colorado many times over the years to hike and fish in the mountains. When the snow melts in the high country, there will be memorial service at one of his favorite fishing spots.Survivors include children Mark (Kim) Teichthesen, of Merritt Island, Fla., Cynthia (Scott) White, of Virginia Beach, Va., Marylee McIntyre, of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Jennifer (Todd) Culling,s of Toutle, Wash.; sister Lorna (Charles) Miller, of Glenwood Springs; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Contributions may be made in his memory to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer society, or the Lance Armstrong Foundation.


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