OBITUARY

Teresa Jane Birnmann

January 30, 1949March 4, 2019
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At 10:20 p.m. on March 4, 2019, Teresa Jane Climie-Birnmann passed away surrounded by family and loved ones at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas, at the age of 70.

For twenty years Teresa worked for Precoat Metals as a crane operator, and then as an inventory control specialist. She later went to work as a logistics dispatcher for the Walmart company. Teresa was a survivor of breast cancer, and had been cancer free for five years. Her lifelong passions included knitting, crochet, sewing, needle-point, ceramics, macrame, quilting and many other crafts, all thanks to her mother’s skillful instruction. Teresa also loved gardening, reading, cinema, and Egyptian history.

Teresa is preceded in death by her mother Eleanor Climie, and her father Allan Climie. Her surviving immediate family members include children Tina Marie Vargas and Clara Noel Rowell, siblings Yvonne Randel and Gary Climie, sons in law Ricki Rowell and Rhonnie Acy, grandchildren Joshua Vargas, Robert Vargas, Kristyna Sandoval, Devin Stasiak, Anthony Stasiak, and Amanda Rowell, great-grandchildren Faith Vargas, Draven Vargas, Bobby Vargas, Eden Sandoval, Gage Vargas, Serenity Vargas, Connor Sandoval, and River Vargas, as well as adopted grandchildren Jessica Weathers, Jamila Ghazwani, Jamal Ghazwani, beloved dog Isabella, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would also like to acknowledge the exceptional care given to Teresa by Dr. Deepa Sashital.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, Texas 77521. The memorial service will follow and begin at 2 p.m..

Flowers are welcome. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may also be made to the family in order to offset funeral expenses via Paypal: wolfbeast2002@yahoo.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Eleanor Climie, Mother Deceased
  • Allan Climie, Father Deceased
  • Tina Marie Vargas and Clara Noel Rowell, Children
  • Yvonne Randel and Gary Climie, Siblings
  • Ricki Rowell and Rhonnie Acy, Sons-in-law
  • Joshua Vargas, Robert Vargas, Kristyna Sandoval, Devin Stasiak, Anthony Stasiak, and Amanda Rowell, Grandchildren
  • Faith Vargas, Draven Vargas, Bobby Vargas, Eden Sandoval, Gage Vargas, Serenity Vargas, Connor Sandoval, and River Vargas, Great Grandchildren
  • Jessica Weathers, Jamila Ghazwani, Jamal Ghazwani, Adopted Grandchildren
  • Beloved dog Isabella, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Reception Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Teresa Jane Birnmann

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Ricki Rowell

March 20, 2019

It's hard to talk about this, but I feel it needs to be said. Teresa was the mother of my wife, the Grandmother to my children. She was there (in the room) when my daughter was born. She ALWAYS wanted to help people that claimed to need it. Teresa has lived with Clara and I for the past 12yrs and we have had some very awesome conversations both intellectual and political. I introduced her to "anime" and she love certain series. We watched a lot of crime TV stuff like Cops, Criminal Minds and Forensic Files. She enjoyed her coffee and tea. As a family unit we did almost everything together, go to the movies, out to dinner, the Zoo, the Art Museum, History/Science Museum and music concerts . I'll miss our little talks, our household has had a large 25% part broken off. Amanda, Clara and myself will miss her greatly

Jessica Climie

March 20, 2019

Aunt Teresa was such an amazing and understanding person. She always knew what to say when I needed to be cheered up. She also never hesitated to tell me when I messed up but she did it in such a way that would make me think about my choices. I loved just sitting and talking about everything. I learned so many random facts just from our talks. I will miss those greatly. I love you Aunt Teresa always and forever.

Mike Stasiak

March 18, 2019

I never had the pleasure of meeting Teresa. I had joined the Navy and was out and about for several years and while I was away Teresa had moved away. Reading her life highlights gave me a pretty good picture of a life well lived. Having so many children and grandchildren so close by was a precious gift for Teresa. I know all who miss her carry a heavy burden and I have prayed that she gets a nice place with a view in heaven. Losing a mom is the hardest thing we will experience in this life, I have been there. To all who loved Teresa, cherish your memories and reflect on them often.

Claude Moore

March 18, 2019

As people well know Theresa climie passed away recently. And I just wanted to mention that she was the only woman in this world that I called grandmother. And she filled the shoes with ease and Grace. I have absolutely no bad memories of her or of being with her she was always in great spirits and they just good hearted woman. But I learned most of my life lessons from her and Tina Vargas giving me the life lectures at the same time sometimes which is really scary LOL. But even though I wasn't her real grandson she opened her arms to me and love me just like I was her own. She created a family good even though in her own mistakes in life they all turned out to be accepting and loving and people with full adventurous lives they were willing to love others no matter what. Now I'd say that's doing something right. Lol. But just know that I will always think about you and you will always be my grandmother. You are forever in my heart love you always!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Jamal Ghazwani

March 18, 2019

Grandma was one of my favorite people in the entire world. No one showed as much love and kindness as she did. I will always remember how geniunely happy she was to see me each and everytime no matter how much time had passed. So many people in this world only care when it’s convenient, but not her. She always cared no matter what, and was not shy about telling us. She would randomly message me on Facebook just to say she loved me and I loved that. It was really special to me and I am going to miss her dearly.. I will think about her forever.

Ashli Stacy

March 18, 2019

I met Teresa for the first time years before I met Kristyna. She worked at Thriftee's with my mom. It was the 4th of July and my family sat right next to her, Clara and Amanda in the Thriftee's parking lot to watch fireworks. Tristan (my son) met Amanda and instantly liked her and asked if he could go play. I was sitting next to Teresa and we found so much joy in watching how well the kids were playing together and how much fun they were having. Fast forward to recently where Kristyna is now my best friend and her family is like family to me, I met Teresa again as Grandma. I will always remember and cherish how our two families came together.

Kristyna Sandoval

March 18, 2019

Quotes directly from Teresa's Facebook page.

Kristyna Sandoval

March 18, 2019

My grandmother taught me how to make no-bake cookies about 20 years ago. I remember being amazed that she had memorized an entire recipe. I'll never forget how she encouraged me to lick the spoon when it had melted peanut butter and cocoa on it because it would taste like a Reese's cup. When times were good she had a joyful spirit that was infectious, and I'll definitely miss that along with her voice and her laugh.

It means so much to me that she was present and healthy at my wedding, and that she got to see what kind of mother I was. She never hesitated to tell me she was proud of me. I should have thanked her more. She really did have an incredible spirit full of love that lives on through us all.

I used to think that I got my love for baking from my mom, or that I learned to sew because she taught me. Or that I learned to play the flute in school because my mom encouraged me to love music, and that the reason I love to read is because she read to me my whole childhood...while these things are true, they are only true because HER mother, my grandmother, instilled those things in HER far before MY mother instilled them in me.

The little things we take for granted are sometimes the huge things that make us who we are. So...thanks for everything grandma.

Donna Hughes

March 18, 2019

I worked at Thriftee's, that's how I met Clara and Teresa we worked in the bakery. She always talked about the jobs she had worked at. The adventures she has taken. I knew she loved books. I now know that Clara took after her mom on movie CDs, I thought that's Ricki's idea. I told her about how my mom made all her kids afghans and I used mine. Some how some knots has come undone. Thank god Teresa knew how to do them. She was crafty that you can't tell the colours didn't match the 40 year old ones. She fixed the whole thing. Thank you Teresa I really love you . Teresa had a silly laugh. She cracks me up hearing it. I'd come over and she is always on the computer looking at the styles of clothing thinking about how she could make it her way. Always busy doing needlepoint, embroidery, and knitting. Trying to make stuff to sell to make a extra bucks. Teresa, you taught me stuff my mother hadn't. You went through so much to beat the breast cancer. What a fighter you are.
You will always be missed.
Now who am I going to count to help me out.

Diana Flores

March 14, 2019

It was such a blessing and an honor to have met Miss Teresa Birnmann. The short moments spent together talking about our grandchildren/great-grandchildren was such a joy. She had a tremendous sweet smile and a warm soul that made you comfortable around her. Her beautiful legacy lives on through her wonderful daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in which we shared in bond. May the heavens sing your song, and the winds carry your love throughout the universe. w/love always, Diana

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First Communion

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Teresa at 17

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Teresa at 17 with her brother Gary

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Teresa at 17 with her mom

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Teresa at 17 with her dad

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Teresa at 17 with her grandmother

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Teresa's wedding to Rick....16 years old

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Teresa at about 19 with her mom

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Teresa at 19 with her mom