Erasmus Teaney

May 27, 2012 • Obituaries


Erasmus Augustus Teaney was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Doss, Mo., [auth] to Milton A. and Edith Marie Kopaska Teaney. He passed away at the age of 95 years at La Villa Assisted Living, on May 23, 2012.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at Southlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Tucson, Ariz.

Teaney was preceded in death by his parents. In addition to his parents and previous wives, he was preceded in death by his brother Stephen Benjamin Teaney; his sister Leanore Frand Kish; his son Russell Alan Teaney; and daughter Marie Alice Teaney.

He is survived by two daughters, Jean Dunn Haggerty and her husband Mike, of Roswell, and Phyllis A Yruegas, of Tucson; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a niece and grandnephew.

Mr. Teaney was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and later Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Teaney had a long career in commercial construction in the United States and abroad.

He was a loving and caring man who never met a stranger. His spirit and memory will be forever with us.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to La Villa Assisted Living staff/nursing personnel and to Vista Care Hospice.

Friends may pay their respects online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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