October 23, 1953 - April 29, 2013
POCATELLO - Leonard "Lee" Gary Teel, 59, passed away peacefully as he completed a day's work at the Naval Reactor Facility at INL, Monday, April 29, 2013. Lee was born October 23, 1953 in San Jose, California, to Ovid Lloyd and Norma Jean (Henney) Teel. He was raised in Santa Clara, California, where he attended Scott Lane Elementary, Wilson Junior High, and Santa Clara High School. He played the clarinet in the marching band and graduated in the class of 1971.
Lee enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1971 and served his country on the USS Enterprise until 1975. He married Peggy Lee Adams on May 3, 1975 in Noble, Oklahoma. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Santa Clara, California for a short time. After their oldest son, Clint, was born, the family moved to Pocatello, where they had two more children, Clay and Amanda. In 2006, Lee graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems and Finance.
Lee was a member of Pocatello Baptist Church, Ducks Unlimited, NRA, and was a Gate City Youth Football League coach. He was a huge Patriots and OU football fan who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, travelling, woodworking, gardening, attending grandkids' sporting events, coaching football, playing cards and games, and spending time with family and friends.
Lee is survived by his wife, Peggy Lee Teel, Pocatello, ID; sons, Clint (Leisha) Teel, Pocatello, ID; Clay (Nikki) Teel, Pocatello, ID; daughter, Amanda (Nick) Shepard, Pocatello, ID; mother, Norma Teel, Morgan Hill, CA; father, Ovid "Lloyd" Teel, Pocatello, ID; brothers; Robert Teel, Pocatello, ID; Arthur Teel, Pocatello, ID; John Teel, Morgan Hill, CA and six grandchildren.
Lee was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard "Pete" Leroy and Pearl Teel, and John and Velda Waalkes.