Longtime popular artist Teddy Kell, of Rough and Ready, has died, as I wrote earlier on Monday. Teddy was 82 years old. The rest of this morning’s post is here. Since then, local residents have weighed in with some fond memories in the comments section of this blog.
Martin Webb —
Am sad to hear of this loss to our community and to her family. Ten years ago I started up my own small solar company out of my garage and was nervous as to whether we would have any customers. Our very first PG&E-connected customer that bought a full-on solar system designed to make their meter spin backwards was a really sweet lady that lived in Rough & Ready, named Teddy Kell. She was unbelievably nice and had a wonderful presence and a loving family
I was thrilled that someone was willing to take a risk with a new start-up company, and glad it was such a warm and memorable person. I would see Teddy occasionally around the community over the past 10 yrs and always got a wonderful hug and a smile. Thank you, Teddy. I will never forget you and I miss you already. You have always been, and will continue to be, an inspiration. Love, Martin Webb
RL Crabb —
Goodbye, Teddy. A good friend who left us with wonderful memories and much beautiful art.
Armida Cervantez —
Teddy, you brought the joy of color and expression back into my life. Your inspiration and warm heart will be missed by us all. My heart goes to Meg and her family and I am glad you were with her during her journey.
Paul Emery —
I’ll always remember what fun we had doing art shows at the Center for the Arts. You will be missed by all in our community.