Teddi Sue Davis Hyatt
****Due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 rising in areas Teddi's family has cancelled the funeral services scheduled in Utah for Tuesday June 30,2020.****
On June 17, 2020 our special ‘Teddi Bear’ was set free from the maladies and pains of this world. She is now reunited with loved ones who shared joyful moments with her in mortality. Teddi was adored by all who knew her and her love for others was unparalleled. She was the epitome of kindness, forgiveness, and unconditional love.
Teddi was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in February 1958. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Melvin R. Davis and Josephine Brown Davis. She was the last of six surviving children: Gary (Helen – Sissy), Diane (Dave Warnick), Bonnie (Roger Wilson), Becky (W. Shane Topham), Debbie (Talmage Jones) and twin brothers Joseph and John, who died shortly after birth. She is also survived by her husband Kim Andrew Hyatt, and their children Candice (Dave McKnight), Kristen (Josué Chubac), Jesse (Maricela – Mari) and Max (Ashton) and grandchildren, Lillian, Emma, Ethan and Caleb.
Teddi married Kim Andrew Hyatt in December 1977. They enjoyed a life of adventure, together with their four children who gradually joined them. The family went hiking, camping, explored four-wheel-drive backcountry, national parks, and many places in between. Teddi was always up for the next adventure, and that included the places that Kim’s employment took them, especially during the past few years with Kim’s employment with the National Park Service: Bryce Canyon National Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico and visiting parks in New Mexico and Texas, and for the past year in Columbia Falls, Montana, where Kim has been employed at Glacier National Park. Teddi looked forward to each move and new environment with enthusiasm! She enjoyed meeting new people wherever she landed.
Teddi suffered various medical setbacks throughout her life, which increased in difficulty and pain with each condition. Though in pain for several years, she complained little and overcame it by her determination. She continued to dote over her children and grandchildren, maintaining a comfortable home, and provided love and encouragement to parents, nieces, nephews, siblings and especially the love of her life, Kim.
She was expert at throwing parties for her nieces’ and nephews’ bridal and baby showers. Her generosity was endless. Even as her disease began to progress, she seemed more concerned for her children’s and grandchildren’s welfare and the love of her Kim. She was fearless and forged ahead living life to its fullest, until recent complications slowed her down.
In her youth Teddi excelled as a student. She learned the value of work by picking raspberries in the yard, pulling weeds, trimming the grass, cleaning her father’s medical office, waitressing and child care. She developed talents in gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, guitar, and singing. She graduated from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City. Following high school, she spent a semester abroad in London, England with Brigham Young University and was also accepted to the University of Utah’s prestigious dance program. She chose to revise some of her plans to excel as a wife and mother. She assisted Kim in providing a living for their young family, by pursuing the necessary education in becoming certified as a Registered Medical Assistant and later Office Manager, so she could work for her father until he retired. She loved caring for his patients, and they adored her. She continued to work after her father’s retirement, but eventually became too ill to continue. She missed the challenge and joy of caring for others’ medical needs, despite her own infirmities.
Teddi’s various interests over the years included water and snow skiing, fishing, hiking, backpacking, weaving, gardening, cooking, reading, classic movies and, naturally, collecting teddy bears. She was a connoisseur of the Famous Cummings Chocolates (SLC). She assisted Kim as they worked to renovate
their first home, an 1892 Victorian cottage in Salt Lake City’s Marmalade District (West Capitol Hill), a showcase for their collective talents. She patiently stripped paint from doors and windows and numerous other tasks, but her greatest contribution to the project was her support for Kim’s efforts. She was finally rewarded with a “real” kitchen some ten years after the project began, but she never complained about some of the makeshift conditions she endured in the meantime.
Teddi loved the Lord and served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wherever she could. Above all, she loved working with the youth and at one point served as Young Women’s President for the Laotian Branch in the Salt Lake Stake. She was a superb grandmother, mother, and wife. She embodied the highest ideals of motherhood.
Teddi is now embraced in the loving arms of her Savior, but Teddi would contend that she was also richly rewarded in life by her loving parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and husband. She is an elect lady worthy of the Lord’s grace and his choicest eternal promises and blessings.
Teddi will be laid to rest at Spring Creek Cemetery in Kalispell, Montana with a Graveside Burial service on Tuesday, June 23 at 10 AM (invitation only). There will be celebration for Teddi a week or so later. Details will be posted at Darlingtonfuneral.com.
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