Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 21, 2013
Teresa Ann Skeem Sandberg

Obit Teresa SandbergTeresa Ann Skeem Sandberg, 47, our beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, returned home to her Heavenly Father on March 17. She was born Jan. 30, 1966, the oldest of six children born to Reed and Julie Skeem in Grantsville. Teresa grew up in Grantsville and graduated from Grantsville High School in 1984. While working at Robins Drive-in in Grantsville, she met and became friends with a recently returned missionary who had noticed her and decided he liked Robin’s ice cream. They became eternal best friends and sweethearts when she married Kendall Sandberg on Aug. 3, 1984 in the Salt Lake Temple. She and Kendall made their home in Arizona, California and Salt Lake City before happily returning home to Grantsville where they have lived since 1989. Teresa’s first lifelong desire and goal since she was a small girl was to be a wife, mother and homemaker, and indeed her greatest happiness and love has been her family. After truly making her home one of happiness, love and learning, she also longed to be a grandmother. Her wish finally came true almost two years ago. After her family, her next love was her “other kids” at Grantsville Elementary School. Her heart was touched by so many of the children she had the privilege to teach and otherwise help as a teacher’s aide. She quickly became friends with the teachers and aides she was privileged to work with. She was also a talented crafter, seamstress and cook. Scrapbooking, home decoration and other crafting were among her favorite hobbies. Her life was one of beauty and strength, her practical-joking nature was a treat, and her love was contagious, but the greatest legacy she leaves with us is her never doubting, powerful testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her many years of LDS church service included various opportunities to utilize her special gifts to love, lead and help in primary, relief society and of course her favorite calling of all, the young women where she was lovingly known as Momma T or Mother Teresa. Teresa is preceded in death by grandparents Evan and Eleanor Skidmore and Edwin and Fontella Skeem and father-in-law Don Ed Sandberg. She is survived by her husband Kendall, parents Reed and Julie Skeem, mother-in-law Lois Sandberg, brothers Russell, Mike (Derri) and Travis, sisters Jennifer (Josh) and Amanda, children Andrew (26), Nathan (24) (Michelle), Kendra (21) (fiancé Travis), Lisa (17) and Kaitlyn (15), many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and of course her sweet little grandson, Gabe (2). She will be missed ‘til we meet again. Friends and family are invited to attend the viewing at Tate Mortuary on March 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. and again just prior to the funeral on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Grantsville Stake Center, 550 E. Durfee St. in Grantsville. Internment will be at the Grantsville Cemetery.

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