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Teru Queen

With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved mother, sister, and child, Teru Queen. Teru passed on peacefully in her home in Chandler, Arizona on August 13, 2020 at the age of 57.

Teru is survived by her mother, Terue Queen (Maricopa, Arizona), her siblings; Harold Queen (Maricopa, Arizona), Michael Queen (Maricopa, Arizona), and Margaret Garcia (O’hau, Hawaii), and her children; Evan Quintus (Gilbert, Arizona) and Nicole Quintus (Chandler, Arizona). She is preceded in death by her father, James Queen (O’hau, Hawaii), and nephew, Robert Molale (O’hau, Hawaii).

Teru was born on April 13th, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas to Terue Queen and James Queen. She graduated from Waipahu High School in 1981. She went on to earn an Associate in Science degree in accounting from The University of Hawaii in 1984, a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Quinnipiac College in 1988, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2003. In addition to her pursuit of education, Teru served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1981 to 1983. After traveling around the United States and living internationally in Hong Kong, Teru chose Chandler, Arizona as her final place of residence. She is remembered for her endless positivity, beaming smile, timeless beauty, relentless servitude of Christ, and exceptional motherhood.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 10AM MST on August 22, 2020; the service will be available for virtual attendance. Pastor Manny Mello will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Teru’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to her home address in Chandler, Arizona.

5 Comments

  • Gwyndolyn White Posted August 20, 2020 12:01 PM

    A beautiful woman.

  • Elizabeth Mis Posted August 22, 2020 8:23 AM

    Kind is the word that comes to mind when thinking about Teru. She seemed an Angel of grace and kindness that was much needed in this sometimes cold world we live in. My connection to Teru was sending my accounting journals to her each month to post to the GL. Onetime she offered to get together but my busy life outside the office at that time did not work out. Ive enjoyed reading more about the lady that carried herself through the office with such beautiful stature each morning always talking to her loved ones on her bluetooth. How special a gift she must have been to each of you. We were also blessed with her presence. My condolences to the family. God speed your healing and may you each dwell on the fond memories connectIng your family.

  • Leslie Barker Posted August 22, 2020 9:49 PM

    Hi Evan and Nicole, I just heard about your mother’s passing this evening. I’m so sorry to hear about this. Your mother was a beautiful woman and she loved you both so much. The light of the world has certainly dimmed with her passing. I’m so sorry and what a sad day for you all.

  • RobertCapuano Posted August 23, 2020 5:18 AM

    I first met Teru in Providence, Rhode Island at a gathering of extended family. Teru was calm and collected in the chaos of an Italian storm of hugs, kisses and loud conversation. My condolences to all who loved her.

  • Ed Gee Posted November 20, 2020 4:30 AM

    Dearest Evan and Nikky
    I was very saddened to learn today of the passing of your mother. It is hard to find the right words to convey to you both except that Teru was true to her namesake. She once told me that the name “Teru” in Japanese means “Sunshine” and she was indeed a bright light for me and for many others. I was witness to her great love of and dedication to family. She was a beautiful and kind woman through and through and very devoted to you and to our heavenly Father where she has now gone to rest. May God comfort her Soul and give her restful peace through eternity. May her seed of Love that she planted within you continue to spread to those you love as the legacy of her life.

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