Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Robert Carlton Teel\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tRobert Carlton Teel passed away at home in Provo, Utah, surrounded by loved ones, on December 5, 2016.\n\nBob was born on June 8, 1934 to Everist and Lillian Teel in Los Angeles, California.\n\nHe grew up in Southern California and spent his time at the beach, snorkeling, fixing up and racing cars and playing basketball. In fact, it was basketball that introduced him to the LDS church. He was invited by his good friend to play on the ward team where he was voted “best legs” by the girls (an honor he reminded us of often). It was church ball that eventually led to his conversion, and he continued playing into his 70’s.\n\nAfter graduating from USC in electrical engineering, he felt the need to go to the “happy hunting grounds” of BYU where he earned his MBA and was a founding member of the BYU Cougar Club. He has been a lifetime Cougar fan ever since.\n\nIn 1966, he met Karen Olsen at the East L.A. Stake Dance where she was a hostess. He knew she was ”the one” the moment he saw her standing in the doorway. He quickly saved his 20 year old bride from “becoming an old maid” when they were married in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on December 15th that same year.\n\nBob was never one to sit still. His career in construction management included owning his own construction company, teaching at BYU, and working for and retiring from Disneyland and the state of Arizona. In the years following retirement he enjoyed designing and building projects for himself as well others. Bob and Karen served together in the Honolulu, Hawaii mission where they worked at the Polynesian Cultural Center.\n\nBob’s proudest achievement is his children. He is survived by 6 daughters, Laurel (David) Smith, Sheri (Eric) Bashaw, Jamie (Alan) Neilson, April Mock, Traci Nicholls, Erin (Ryan) Rorick and 2 sons, Eric (Bobbi) Teel and Troy (Katie) Teel. He’s also the proud grandpa of 27 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.\n\nGraveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 N. 800 E. Orem, UT.\n\nAnd don’t forget: “Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill – every time!”\n\nLove you dad!