Teresa Lynne Wilkins Telles was born May 3, 1962 in Provo,
Utah to Lowell and Lloyda Wilkins. She passed away on February
11, 2016 in Ridgecrest, California. She was the second of
eight children to bless the family. She grew up in Ridgecrest
and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1980. She entered
Brigham Young University the following fall and graduated
in Electrical Engineering in 1984. She was an amazing student
and completed her five-year program in four years despite
taking a semester off in 1982 to receive treatment for Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma. She was one of two women who graduated in electrical
engineering that year. She worked for Litton Guidance &
Control Systems for two years and then was hired by the
Naval Weapons Center where she worked as an aircraft instrumentation
engineer until the time of her death.
Teresa enjoyed all things outdoors, including camping,
kayaking, diving, and hiking. She loved to travel with her
fiancé and her family. She was an excellent pianist.
She served multiple times as a pianist in the Primary and
Relief Society organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
Teresa is survived by her sons, Justin Telles and Nicholas
(Ivy) Telles; her fiancé Jim Lander; her parents,
Lowell and Lloyda Wilkins; grandsons Icarus and Sebastian
Telles; siblings Anne Marie Woolstenhulme, Denise Mecham,
Hugh Wilkins, Kevin Wilkins, Linda McGee, Rebecca Reynolds,
and Aubrey Wursten.
Teresa will be remembered for her compassion and humor
and will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday,
February 24, 2016 at the Mountainville 2nd LDS Ward chapel,
165 North 100 East, Alpine, Utah,. A gathering of family
and friends will be held at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776
North 900 East, American Fork, Utah on Tuesday, February
23, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Interment will be at Alpine City
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations
to the American Cancer Society.
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