Carmelita Teller

Died: Fri., May 26, 2017


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Carmelita Ann Teller, 77, of American Falls, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2017 at Power County Nursing Home while holding hands with her husband, William Teller, and her daughter, Patricia Hernandez.

Carmelita was born December 5, 1939 in Utica, New York to Anthony & Pasqualina Giglio. She grew up in Utica, New York surrounded by her large Italian family. Carmelita also lived several of her childhood years with her Uncle Danny and Aunt Lena who loved her and took care of her. She later moved to California with her father and mother.  

She met William Teller while she was still in high school and he was stationed in the military in California. They married in April of 1958 and moved to Twin Falls, Idaho and a few years later they moved to Pocatello, ID and then later they moved to American Falls, Idaho.  They had 3 children Danny, Melissa, and Patricia.

Carmelita was employed at Lamb Weston for 20 years until she retired. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She had a love for people and she made friends easily. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing the slot machines.

She spent the past 10 years living with Alzheimers. Which was really frustrating to her because she was used to always being active and always on the go. As Carmelita's health declined she moved from her home to Spring Creek Assisted Living for a few years and then to Power County Nursing Home. She received loving care at both places and all of her caregivers fell totally in love with her and they became her extended family. Carmelita was blessed by a wonderful devoted and loyal husband that came each and every night to spend time with her and visit with her even when she could no longer visit back. He was always by her side.

Carmelita is preceded in death by her father and mother, Anthony and Pasqualina Giglio, Her two brothers, Anthony and Thomas Giglio, and her son, Danny.

Carmelita is survived by her loyal and faithful husband William Teller of American Falls. Her daughter Melissa Reaves of Chubbuck and her daughter Patricia (Lonnie) Hernandez of American Falls. Her grandchildren Amanda, Stephanie, Anthony, April, Sara and her two great grandchildren Jonathan and Natalie.

The Rosary will be at 7:30 pm Wed, May 31 with a viewing from 8-9pm at St Mary's Catholic Church, in American Falls.  Another viewing will be at 12 pm Thurs June 1, with Mass following at 1p.m.at the Church. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello Idaho.

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Chris Hernandez
   Posted Sun May 28, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to walk through this. And may you feel his loving arms around you.

Cheryl Andersen
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
Melissa, April, and Sarah,
I'm so sorry for the loss of Carmelita. She has been the strength of the family for so long. She is a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. I will never forget the love and compassion she has always shown. I will miss her sense of humor. Prayers for you all. Sincerely, Cheryl Andersen

Shayla Hensley ( Hellickson)
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
My heart goes out to Carmelita's family....her grand children and to her beautiful daughters. Patricia and Mellisa, and there dad who stood so strong to her side....thoughts and prayers to you ....my heart breaks! God gained a special angel. I will always remember banana pancakes! She is the reason my kids love them to this day!!! You are loved Mrs. Carmelita, and you will so truely be missed..... 😔🙏🏻🌹

Terra Pirrong
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Terra and Anna.

Thinking of you at this time. Love, the family of Christine Oswald


Norma Ramirez
   Posted Sat June 03, 2017
So sorry to hear about the lost of your mom.

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