Obituary of Teri Anne Kaiser
Teri was born in Reed City, Michigan on February 8th, 1949, but spent most of her childhood in Olympia, Washington. Teri was a graduate of the University of Washington, and had a long career at Nordstrom overseeing store design for stores across the country. Teri was passionate about life, family, and friends, and shared many laughs with those around her. She had a lifelong love of art, and was an accomplished painter and fused glass artist. She was always active, enjoying snow skiing in France in her youth, and in Sun Valley in more recent years. She had a passion for travel, and especially enjoyed spending time in Europe and Hawaii. She also loved boating, spending much of her childhood boating locally, and adulthood in Desolation Sound with her family. She was truly an artist in the kitchen, creating amazing recipes and meals that were enjoyed by many family and friends throughout the years. She loved her circle of friends, and was an active participant in organized Day Island activities, parent activities at St. Charles Catholic Church, Reading Club, Garden Club and OFBST (Over 50 Blonde Ski Team). She is survived by her husband, Steve Mapel, her son Quinn Starkey, his wife Lauren, and their 6-month old daughter, Dylan. She is also survived by her brother Chick Kaiser and sister-in-law Patty, and sister Barb Kaiser and brother-in-law Rob. She was predeceased by her father Carl Frederick Kaiser, and mother Mary Klarice (Kerbaugh) Kaiser, and former husband Wally Starkey. Teri was loved by friends and family, and continually described as "a beautiful woman...both inside and out"! She was truly an inspiration to those of us lucky enough to spend time with her and was clearly an example of a life well lived. There are no words to express how much she will be missed. A Celebration of Life is being planned for the Spring. Date and location information will be shared once confirmed.
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