Mr Theodore Ted Medina

May 23, 1922April 9, 2011

Theodore "Ted" Medina (MSgt USAF, retired), age 88, passed away at his home in Nine Mile Falls, Washington on April 9, 2011. Ted was born in Seguin, Texas to Juan and Susanna Medina. A veteran of World War II, he served 25 years in the USAF. After an honorable discharge, he worked in public service as a Spokane County District Court clerk, a police officer in Airway Heights, and as a Spokane County Special Deputy. Ted was a dedicated member of several nonprofit service and charitable organizations, including Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Shriners and BPOE. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for service as VFW State Commander (1989-1990). He was married to Ramona Medina in 1948 and to Betty Medina in 1988 (divorced in 2011). Ted was preceded in death by his wife Ramona Medina; his brothers Joe G. Medina, Fidencio Medina, Roy Medina, David Medina; and by his sister Josie Govea. He is survived by his brother, Henry Medina; sister, Velia Martinez; sons, Theodore R. Medina, Thomas Medina, James Medina; daughters Leilani Pottratz & LaDonna Browell; grandchildren, Jasmin Medina, Brandon Zavala, Mikal Browell, Cassandra Browell, Stephen Medina, Bryan Medina, Eric Medina; & seven great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held Thursday, April 21, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, followed by a rosary at 6:00 pm., at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home on 1306 N. Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Alwin Chapel at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. A reception will follow at VFW Post 51. Donations may be made to the VFW Post 51 Relief Fund. Papa Ted was dearly loved and will always be remembered by family and friends for his generosity and irreverent sense of humor.


  • Rosary Service Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 22, 2011

Mr Theodore Ted Medina

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William Pierson

April 22, 2011

I never saw Ted without a smile on his face and a welcome handshake. He always made us feel welcome in his home and treated us as family. He will be missed by all. Farewell Ted until we meet again.

Charlie Martinez

April 21, 2011

Rest in Pease Uncle Ted We will miss you .I will miss the Love that you had for your family, your favorite Sports Team. We have lost a big Fan

Margaret Pierson

April 20, 2011

The world is a little less bright for the loss of the light Papa Ted provided it. The few times I was invited to family gatherings I never saw him without a smile or giving a kind word. I celebrate his release from an ailing body while I mourne his departure from a great family fold.

April 19, 2011

We Love You Uncle Ted! Rest in Peace..You will Be Missed!
To My cousins Im so sorry for your loss He is a great and funny man and I was so proud to call him Uncle!

Manuel Govea III

April 19, 2011

We will miss You Tio Ted. My condolences to your family. We love you.Rest in peace in Gods glory.

kay morton

April 18, 2011

yes, yes, ted is a great man--i had the pleasure working with him for several years and what a great boss he was, i can only remember good things about him and what a fun person he was-those were the good ol days-where people were respected and treated equal--ted made everyday at work a family affair-- what a fun man he believed in everyone

Howard & Kathy Wynia

April 17, 2011

Our HEARTS and PRAYERS go out to TED's Family. He was a Great Friend and Brother. GOD BLESS YOU TED.


Ted & Betty


Ted & Mona's Wedding