OBITUARY

Leah M. Rieves

January 23, 1948November 26, 2018
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Leah Maurine Hambrick Teutsch Rieves born January 23, 1948, Died November 26, 2018 at home in Garland, TX. Leah, 70, was born in Lufkin Texas to Charles Bertran (Pee Wee) and Ella Louise Webb Hambrick. She was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Lufkin High School class of 1968. She was a member of the National Honor Society and French Club. She was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin Texas. She retired from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013 after 20 years with a cadre of devoted loving friends who have been instrumental in her care. She enjoyed reading, weaving, doing home improvement projects and sewing. She was especially talented in tailoring and sewing wedding dresses for friends. She is survived by her son, Alexander Noam and Wendy Teutsch of Murphy TX; daughter, Kristen Alyse Teutsch of New York City, NY; grandsons, Austin Alexander Teutsch and Nathaniel Cole Teutsch of Murphy TX; sister, Mary Ann and Larry G. Mills of Lufkin, TX; Brothers , John Charles and Charlotte Hambrick of Austin, TX; William Webb and Mary Hambrick of Gonzales, LA; James (Jim) Marvin and Sherry Hambrick of Pollok, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter Amanda Renee Teutsch. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

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  • She is survived by her son, Alexander Noam and Wendy Teutsch of Murphy TX; daughter, Kristen Alyse Teutsch of New York City, NY; grandsons, Austin Alexander Teutsch and Nathaniel Cole Teutsch of Murphy TX; sister, Mary Ann and Larry G. Mills of Lufkin, TX; Brothers , John Charles and Charlotte Hambrick of Austin, TX; William Webb and Mary Hambrick of Gonzales, LA; James (Jim) Marvin and Sherry Hambrick of Pollok, TX.
    She is preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter Amanda Renee Teutsch.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leah M. Rieves

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Barbara Baughman

November 30, 2018

Leah was a very generous person, with her time and energy. Before we were even close friends, she found that I was spending some of my Christmas vacation on a huge home project that was making me very stressed. She and Peggy volunteered a full day of their break to help me paint the house. Later, she hired me as part of Information Security, and she made sure my salary was a fair reflection of my contribution. This has made a big difference for my retirement pension. I have such good memories of going to movies, the state fair, and musicals. Such an extraordinary person. I know she touched many lives for the better. God bless you, Leah. I miss you.

Paul Schmehl

November 30, 2018

I was the first person that Leah hired for the new Security Department at UTD. We worked many late hours generating reports and keeping up with all the demands of the job. No matter how hard I worked, Leah worked even harder. She was indefatigable.

Through all the years of my life, Leah was far and away the best boss I ever had. She was very demanding, but she coupled that with a deep concern for the well-being of her employees. She treated me with great fairness and consideration, and she valued my opinion. I have many wonderful memories of our time together.

I knew, of course, of all of Leah's physical challenges. Despite carrying a burden few people could handle, Leah never complained. Despite all her challenges, she could and did outwork me and every person who worked for her. She was an incredible person. Truly one of a kind. She will be missed. I am thankful, however, that she is no longer suffering from all the physical difficulties that she endured so gracefully and stoically.

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