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Celestine "Teena" Lela Seal

April 23, 2019
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Celestine "Teena" Lela Seal, 76, of Ontario, Oregon died on April 23, 2019 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.(mst) at The Catholic Church Blessed Sacrament in Ontario, Oregon.  Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.

     Teena was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on September 13, 1942.  She grew up working in restaurants for her parents Sylvester & Lela Lehn. Upon finishing school, she married Jim Smith and they had three children: Dan, Kathy, & Jim. They later divorced and she moved to Baker City, OR.

     Bill & Veryl Waldron introduced Teena to Norman Seal in Halfway, OR on Labor Day weekend 1970. She married Norman February 25, 1971 in Grand Junction, CO. Teena spent her first years of marriage to Norman on a farm in Halfway, where she got her first taste of country living. She and Norman moved to Baker City, OR in the Spring of 1972. Norman went back to construction work and Teena went to work for the Record Courier.

     Their son Stacey was born to them in 1973, and in 1974 they all moved to Roseburg, OR. where Teena got to watch as Mt. Nebo came down for the construction of Interstate 5. They moved to their home on Douglas Rd in Ontario,OR in 1978.

     Teena worked her entire life, except for the 4 years in Roseburg. She was a Jafra Lady, an Avon Lady, a greeting card merchandiser, and she worked in several stores in both Payette, ID. & Ontario, OR. Her favorite job, after her family, was with Pilot Travel Center. She began there as a Coffee Hostess on December 30, 2006 and worked there until the very last day of her life.

     No matter how tired she was, she never missed a birthday party or her grandkids’ ball games. In fact, you could probably say that her family and friends were her main interests and hobbies.

     She is survived by her husband of 48 years Norman Seal; children Cindy Seal, Dan (Carol) Smith, Kathy (Mike) Stirm, Jim (Cyndi) Smith, Terra (Lance) Patton, and Stacey (Debbie) Seal; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Patricia Gambrell and her children, brother in law Richard (Merrilyn) Seal and sister-in-law Linda Blank; numerous nieces and nephews. She loved everybody, she loved her church, and she had more faith in God than anyone & we know that she will Rest In Peace in Heaven.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Teena, the family suggests the charity of your choice  through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

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