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Teresa van Dyken Memorial Fund

Port Angeles native, Teresa Marie van Dyken, passed away of natural causes on March 18, 2019.

Teresa was born on May 19, 1972, to Jeanne Marie (Hart) van Dyken and Martin Leendert van Dyken. She graduated from Sequim High School and then went to cosmetology school.

She was a beautician in both Port Angeles and the Seattle area. She then returned to Sequim and started working for her father and brother, as a dental assistant, in Port Angeles. Teresa was also very artistic. One project was designing the logo for the Lutheran preschool in Sequim.

Teresa began to struggle with mental illness and hearing voices. In spite of this battle, she would respond with love and a helping hand when she saw need, even if it meant going without for herself. She was very friendly and would greet people as she went about in town. Teresa loved to make phone calls to her friends and enjoyed their visits.

A graveside service was held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Sequim View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Teresa’s loved ones established this memorial fund in her memory. All memorial contributions made in Teresa’s name will go towards the Residential Program and Arlene Engel Home. Donations can be made online, or may be sent to Peninsula Behavioral Health at 118 E. 8th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.