Teri Jean Johnston Dougan

By The Curry Coastal Pilot January 15, 2013 10:50 pm

Teri Jean Johnston Dougan
Teri Jean Johnston Dougan
Teri Jean Johnston Dougan, was born Feb. 2,1945, in Chat- tanooga, Tenn., to Lt. Col. William D. Johnston Jr. and Jean E. Rankin Johnston. Teri grew up in a military family and lived in various loca- tions which included the Philippines and Panama.

Teri attended EI Camino High School, in Sacramento, Ca- lif. The school band, including Teri, per- formed at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. LIFE Magazine pub- lished a photo which included Teri at the opening ceremony. She graduated from EI Camino High, in 1962, then attended CSUS to study art.

Her love of art ex- panded from oil paint- ings and photography to stained glass, min- iature settings, Bon- sai plants, knitting, spinning, quilting and, more recently, Reborn babies and scrapbooking. All of her hand-crafted art was done to perfection and at an expert level.

Teri seemed to have found her niche when creating custom teddy bears with move-

able joints and music boxes. Teri’s business Mother Noah’s Ark Bears and Forever Classics began to take off. The Sacramento Bee took notice, and in 1996 published a story about Teri and her award winning talent.

Teri’s love for fam- ily and history opened another door and she began geneal- ogy research. Teri’s extensive hands on research had taken

her through 41 states and traced her lineage back to the 1500s.

Teri was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-day Saints (LDS) and participated in choir, Missionary Ge- nealogy Training, vol- unteered in numerous non-profit organiza- tions, was a teacher’s aide, fostered many animals, and enjoyed being a military mom. Teri loved every mem- ber of her family and thoroughly enjoyed hearing about their individual accom- plishments.

Teri passed away at the age of 67 on Jan. 7, 2013, in Carmi- chael, Calif., but she will forever remain in our hearts.

Teri leaves behind Gerald L. Dougan, a loving and devoted husband of 28 years; four sons: Christo- pher Angulo (Andrea), John Angulo (Bob- bie) Chad Angulo (Bethany) and Joshua Angulo (Robin); eight grandchildren: Sa- mantha, Morgan, Rachel, Audrey,

Matthaus, Cameron, and recently born twins Enzo and Cris- tiano; two siblings: Michael L. Johnston (Sue), William D. Johnston III (Kathy); as well as nieces, nephews and their families.

Teri has been a resident of Brookings since 1996.

A memorial service to celebrate Teri will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 770 Elk Drive, in Brookings.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Teri’s name may be made to any non-profit organi- zation.

Submitted by Reichert’s Funeral Services, Citrus Heights, Calif.