Teresa Crews

Teresa Marie Crews, 53, passed away unexpectedly November 22, 2017 at her home in White Bear Township. 

Viewing and visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 Hwy. 96 W., Shoreview.

Teresa was born March 27, 1964 in Newport Beach, CA to Charles and Pat Crews. She called herself a “Navy brat” as her father served in the U.S. Navy. She spent tours at Marine Corp Air Station, El Toro, CA, Naval Air Station, Barbers Point, Hawaii and following her father’s retirement in 1969, the family lived in Santa Ana, CA  and Tustin, CA. In 1976, the family moved to New Brighton, where Teresa attended and  graduated from Irondale High School. She studied Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

At an early age Teresa learned the skill of sewing from her grandmother, Cora Fluhary, a skill she would use and enjoy the rest of her life. She enjoyed quilting, seamstress work and crafting. She would sew large numbers of Christmas tree skirts, hot pads, bridesmaid dresses and more for people in the Twin Cities. At the time of her passing, Teresa had 28 quilt tops ready to be quilted. Her motto was, “She who dies with the most quilting fabric, wins” (her  personalized license plate: SEW-N-GO).

Teresa enjoyed traveling taking one or two major trips each year. Most trips would find her visiting quilt shops in Minnesota and in other locations near and far.

Teresa worked in the Twin Cities at JoAnn’s Fabrics in Customer Service; as a Programmer at Deluxe Corp. and at e-Funds Corp. She was currently employed as a Radiographer at North Memorial Health, in their radiology department.

Teresa is survived by her father, Charles (Kathy) Crews of Staples; one brother, Bill (Terri) Crews of Bemidji; one niece, Chelsea Crews; one nephew, Wil Lindberg and great-neice, Rae Crews.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

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