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Teresa Riecher
Wife of Industrial Fire World editor dies at age 60 after lengthy illness

Teresa Riecher, former Texas law officer and wife of magazine editor Anton Riecher, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Hearne, TX, after a lengthy illness. She was 60.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Fairlawn Cemetary in Liberty, TX. Creamation will be done by McNutt Funeral Home in Conroe.

Born Virgie Teresa Wheaton in Baytown, TX, on Dec. 11, 1952, Teresa’s parents were Guy and Thelma Wheaton. The family later moved to Liberty, TX, where Teresa attended school. A graduate of the University of Houston, Teresa became a certified peace officer working for the Dayton, TX, police and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Buck Eckols.

After marrying in March 1981, Teresa moved with her husband who worked as a newspaper journalist in the Texas cities of Paris, Palestine, Ennis and Bryan-College Station. Since 1996, her husband has been editor of Industrial Fire World magazine.

Teresa worked most recently for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. In 2006, she suffered a stroke that left her wheelchair bound. She continued to live at home with her husband until further illness last year required nursing home care.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Anton. The couple had no children. Memorials should be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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