Teddy Ann O’Connor


(Dec. 29, 2007)

Teddy Ann O’Connor of Powell, 59, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Billings Clinic due to a massive heart attack.

She was born in Laramie, but lived in Powell most of her life. She was the daughter of Ted and Eleanor VanValin from Powell.  

Teddy was passionate about gardening, camping, fishing and helping others in need.

She enjoyed quality time with her family and pets, Coco and Bubbles.

Anybody who knew Teddy knew she loved to cook, and the lucky ones knew the pleasures of her creations.

Teddy had a challenging and adventurous life. She overcame many hardships and shared her knowledge and experiences with many.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and those who truly knew her.

Teddy is survived by her son, Matthew Wilder of Powell; daughter, Tanya Kennepohl of Ventura, Calif.; brothers, Steve and John VanValin of Powell; and three grandchildren Taylor, Braden and Ryker.

Teddy’s wishes were to have a family and friends’ celebration of her life and to have her ashes spread. This will take place in June.