Teresa Mary Williams

February 4, 1937May 23, 2019

Teresa Hall Williams, age 82, of Salem, Oregon, passed away on Thursday May 23, 2019. Teresa was born February 4, 1937, in Los Angeles, California, one of 10 children to Clarence and Gladys Eck.

She was raised in the Sublimity area as a child. Her family moved between Oregon and California, and it was on one of those moves, as a young lady that she met her future husband, Jack "Wild Chief" Hall. Together they had five children.

Teresa and Jack were long time residents of Marion County, mostly residing in the Stayton area. In the early 70's together they purchased a wrecking yard in Turner. Teresa was proactive in the daily operations of the wrecking yard/towing services. She loved being a mother and grandma, a wife, a homemaker and a friend.

Teresa enjoyed sewing and was extremely creative. She loved making costumes and embarking on any challenge that sounded impossible. She loved hand sewn embroidery and was an expert at it.

She enjoyed good food, sweet wine and many long lasting friendships. She was a longtime member of the Salem Eagles and was also a registered clown.

Teresa was preceded in death by four siblings, Marie, Bernie, Leonard and Bobby, her husband of 46 years, Jack (2002), and son, Jackie, Jr. She married again to Harold Williams in 2005, who died in 2009.

She is survived by her children: Sandra Kirsch, Pat Miller, Tim, and David; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Dorothy, John, Helen, Florence, and Jimmy.

A visitation for Teresa will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, 1350 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97302. A graveside service will occur Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Portland, OR 97086.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hall family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


Teresa Mary Williams

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