Born Beatrice Joy Gabriele January 31 1929 in Chicago Illinois, passed away at her home at The Terraces in Los Altos June 26th 2020. Bea grew up in Chicago and attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she received a degree in Art. She worked at Stouffers Restaurant to pay for college. She produced and sold beautiful pottery while living in Old Town, and taught at the Art Institute. In 1954 she met and married Donald M Teer Jr. In Chicago. In 1957 they drove West for Don to start a career with Hewlett Packard and raise a family, settling in Los Altos California. They had 3 children, Paula, Lisa and Mac. Bea taught art classes as a substitute teacher in Los Altos, a lifelong passion most recently teaching watercolor and oil painting at the Terraces.