OBITUARY

Teddy Michelle Leland

June 23, 1967March 12, 2018
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Teddy M Leland, 50, of Salem, went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 12, 2018. She was born on June 23, 1967 in Klamath Falls to Gordon Lee and Vlaine T (Stiles) Ramsey. Teddy was a graduate of Henley High School, and then received her BA from Willamette University in 1988, majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. She worked for the State of Oregon in the Dept. of Land Conservation and Development as an operations manager. On July 19, 1997, she Married Ronald Wayne Leland, and together they had a son, Jonathon, and she considered her marriage and the birth of her son to be 2 of the proudest moments of her life. Her proudest professional accomplishments were her graduation from college, and having a full career, with grace, dignity and loyalty. She earned several achievements and awards, and enjoyed a variety of interests including fly fishing, reading, gourmet baking, cooking, camping and dancing all kinds, including ballroom, waltz, fox trot, folk, and Scandinavian. Teddy also had an amazing talent for opera singing. Teddy is survived by her husband of 20 years, Ronald Wayne Leland; her son, Jonathon Theodore Leland; sister, Shawn Karlsson; brothers, Scott G Ramsey, Monty A Ramsey, and various step brothers and sisters. Memorials may be made in Teddy’s name to the American Cancer Society. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 16, at 11:00 am at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, 1350 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald Wayne Leland, Husband
  • Jonathon Theodore Leland, Son
  • Shawn Karlsson, Sister
  • Scott G Ramsey, Brother

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Reception Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Teddy Michelle Leland

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Les McIlnay

March 22, 2018

Dear Ron and family, We just learned of Teddys passing and want to know we remember a sweet young lady shopping with us over the years. I also remember many stories my father and her had talking about her adventures with fishing and hiking.

Sending all our love,

Les McIlnay
and Everyone with
Anderson McIlnay Florist

David Perry

March 19, 2018

Teddy was a kind, talented and lovely co-worker at DLCD where she will be sorely missed. My condolences to her husband and other family members for their loss.

Jon Dunsmore

March 16, 2018

I worked with Teddy for almost 11 years at DLCD. She was such a kind and giving person and my heart goes out to Ron and Jonathan and the rest of her family.

One of my fondest memories with her is one where she was unintentionally funny with a compliment she gave me. I was in a meeting with her and Aaron and she complimented me on my shirt, saying "that is a really nice blouse". It was a running joke with us for many years after, and I think of it often when I put on nice shirts.

Gordon Karlsson

March 16, 2018

I struggle for words, as it is still unbelievable to me that our Teddy is gone from this world. There are no words that can really describe our deep, deep sorrow, or perhaps the anger and frustration at the unfairness of her untimely passing. I send my sincerest condolences to Ron and Jonathan, and hope that in time, your memories will give you some peace and comfort. For Teddy's entire family - including her father Gordon, her sister Shawn, and her brothers Scott and Monty, I pray that God provides each of you with the strength, courage and grace to bear this terrible pain. While she was taken from us way too soon, and we miss her dearly, we can perhaps gain some solace in knowing the she is now free of pain and finally at peace.

Marge Holt

March 15, 2018

I worked with Teddy at Legislative Counsel and retired in 1996. She always had a smile. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Michael Rupp

March 14, 2018

I was so sad to hear of Teddy's passing. She was a wonderful person and a great co-worker. I had the pleasure of working with Teddy for several years before I retired from DLCD some 15 years ago. The Teddy I remember always had a smile on her face; and when I would return to visit the agency, Teddy would be one of the first people to greet you, and ask how I and my family were doing. I know she will be truly missed at DLCD. My sincere condolences to her family.

Michael Rupp

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Biography

Teddy M Leland, 50, of Salem, went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 12, 2018.
She was born on June 23, 1967 in Klamath Falls to Gordon Lee and Vlaine T (Stiles) Ramsey. Teddy was a graduate of Henley High School, and then received her BA from Willamette University in 1988, majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. She worked for the State of Oregon in the Dept. of Land Conservation and Development as an operations manager. On July 19, 1997, she Married Ronald Wayne Leland, and together they had a son, Jonathon, and she considered her marriage and the birth of her son to be 2 of the proudest moments of her life. Her proudest professional accomplishments were her graduation from college, and having a full career, with grace, dignity and loyalty. She earned several achievements and awards, and enjoyed a variety of interests including fly fishing, reading, gourmet baking, cooking, camping and dancing all kinds, including ballroom, waltz, fox trot, folk, and Scandinavian. Teddy also had an amazing talent for opera singing.
Teddy is survived by her husband of 20 years, Ronald Wayne Leland; her son, Jonathon Theodore Leland; sister, Shawn Karlsson; brothers, Scott G Ramsey, Monty A Ramsey, and various step brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made in Teddy’s name to the American Cancer Society.
A Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 16, at 11:00 am at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, 1350 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302.