Teri Lynn Angus

1949 ~ 2022

Teri Lynn Angus (73), wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend has left us.

Teri was born in Murray in 1949 to parents Jeanette and Glenn Ishmael.

She attended Jordan High School, class of 1967. She went on to attend Salt Lake Community College and earned a Clerical Certificate in 1978 while working at the Sandy Police Department. She was the executive secretary for many Chiefs at the Sandy Police Department until her retirement in February of 2011.

She married the love of her life in 1967 and they loved each other throughout her lifetime.

She enjoyed nature, where she spent time with her husband in her garden sanctuary, with beautiful flowers and birds, and it was a special place when anyone visited. She loved going to Fish Lake and spent several summers there with family and spent time making new friends.

She was extremely thoughtful and giving to everyone she met. Through the years at police department everyone called her mom, and she was the one to go to when they needed something. This included candy. She had a candy drawer and most children that went through the department paid a visit to her for a special treat. Same with the neighborhood children, where every day was Halloween, and she was known as the Candy Lady.

In retirement, she moved from candy to jewelry. She taught herself to make jewelry and spent time collecting treasures to turn into a piece of art. She spent a lot of time making jewelry for family and friends, and even strangers that she thought would enjoy it.

She was a dear friend to everyone she met. She had the gift of conveying her deep caring and affection for those she held most dear. She will continue to live in the hearts of many which is a true measure of a life well lived.

Teri is survived by her husband Dennis Blaine Angus, her children, Troy Dennis Angus (Kimberly) and Melinda Angus-Hill (Phillip), her siblings JoAnne Ishmael Smith, John Ishmael and Patty Ishmael Reed, her grandchildren Morgan Angus Stone (Tanner), Austin Troy Angus (Danielle), Anthony Glenn Hill, and Lauren Danielle Hill and her 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her dear son Ryan Dennis Angus, mother Jeanette Ivy Sorenson (Ishmael/Childs), and father Glenn William Ishmael.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her name to the Best Friends (https://bestfriends.org/)

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I loved Teri and her beautiful kind spirit. She will be missed.💕

- Vickey Barrett

Teri will be missed by the many people she touched. I worked with her for 26 years. Teri was always willing to help. I owe Teri more than I can express. Rest in Pease my friend.

- Ron Bullock

To the dear family any friends of sweet, sweet Teri. I am deeply sorry for all of us to have lost this beautiful woman. If ever there was a bright light of love, kindness, joy and hope in this world it was Teri. I miss her deeply and love you all.

- Judi Gines

My dear friend, you called me Thursday evening, the night of your passing. If only we had known. You sounded great and were your happy, loving self. We planned to meet at the mall the following week like the "good old days" where we spent many a lunch hour! I have so many fond memories of all the years working together at Sandy City. Halloween was a favorite holiday and the costumes and chili lunches were truly a joyous occasion thanks to you. You have a heart of gold and treated everyone with kindness, love and respect. Thank you for your friendship, hugs, laughs and overall thoughtfulness to me and everyone you knew. I love you. Gina

- Gina Melonas Talbot

Jordan High School to Executive Secretary for Sam Dawson, Sandy Police Chief are choice memories I have of Teri. I will miss you! And , my profound condolences to you Dennis.

- Robert Runia

I will always miss you my bestie. We have been friends since the 6th grade about 60 years ago. We had dance lessons together and shared boyfriends stories. We laughed at our silliness and shared our secrets. It will be hard not to hear your voice and be able to call when we needed pedicures and do lunch. Part of my heart went with you and a big hole is left in the universe. So my friend fly with the angels and enjoy your family that prepared your way to them. I love and will miss you.

- Rebecca Bonner

You are one of the kindest souls I have ever had the good fortune to know. The world is a dimmer place without your bright light.
Rest In Peace dear lady, we will miss you.

- Susie

My deepest condolence to the family. I knew Terry in high school we had so much fun she had great parties at her house I will truly miss her. She had the most beautiful laugh. Fly with the angels my friend.

- Shirlee Maestas Gonzales

What a loss to us all. What a fine spirit that could always lift my mood no matter what I was facing. Your the best and will be missed by many.

- Steve Christensen

Teri was a mentor to me as a professional and as a human being. She lit up a room and could relate to anyone. She was kind and generous and beautiful, inside and out. My daughters always remember the Halloween parties put on by dear Mrs. Wiggins and Teri's grandaughter spent many a "take your daughter to work day" with my daughter. She just made everyone feel at home and loved as I am quite certain she will do forever and ever. May the Lord grant her family peace and comfort until she can hold them all in her arms again.

- Jennifer Justesen

Oh our sweet crazy lady as Mike used to call her because she had so many beads & trinkets to make jewelry. She will be missed. She taught me how to make jewelry. We loved her & Dennis.

- MaryAnn Carter

To Dennis and family....we are missing Teri along with you.....our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all! - Oh, Teri...the last time I saw you was a few weeks ago when you stopped by to say "hi". Can't believe that was the last time I would see you. I enjoyed so much working with you at Sandy City for so many, many years. It was so fun to walk over to the PD to talk to you...we had so many conversations about anything and everything. Loved your Halloween costumes and famous chili! Holidays were so fun when you were around! You are so loved by everyone and will be deeply missed! Rest in peace, my dear friend! Love, Rosalie

- Rosalie & Greg Summerhays

Dear Angus Family,

What fond and fun memories I have with Teri! From the age of 14 to 22, I worked as an Explorer and a Dispatcher with Sandy Police. Teri was my second Mom, since I spent more time at the police station than at home.

Teri knew how to balance the seriousness of our work. She was serious when she needed to be and such a crack up and a tease when she could.

I still remember the picture on her desk of the Angus cows.

Sending my love to a wonderful soul who helped shape my life in such a positive manner.

Ken Cozzens

- Ken Cozzens

My sincere condolences and prayers for Dennis and the family during this most difficult time.
Teri was such a beautiful person both inside and out. Her smile could light up the world, and her sweet spirit will continue to fill the hearts of all those she touched never to be forgotten.

- Burlene Ingersoll

To my sister, my friend, my protector, my biggest champion, my hero. I always aspired to be the kind and loving woman that you are. Because I cannot be at your farewell service, I'm grateful for this opportunity to tell everyone a few of the acts of love and kindness you constantly showered me with throughout my life.

Where do I start? You were the oldest, I the youngest. Although I called you sister, you were in fact a second mother to me.

When I was a single mother, struggling to put food on the table, you showed up with a case of SpaghettiOs (which you knew were Cody's favorite), a case of ramen noodles, and $20.00 :)

When I went through a difficult divorce, you met me at a park so I could cry on your shoulder. You told me one day I would meet my knight in shining armor - someone I could sail off into the sunset with. You were so happy the day I married Scott. You called him my knight in shining armor. You loved the hugs he gave <3.

I loved that your face would light up when I came to see you at work. You always called me your "little lovey-dovey". You constantly let me know you were proud of my achievements with my chosen career in law enforcement. I always reminded you that without your encouragement, support and love, I would never have survived my first years in law enforcement. You have affected so many lives in a positive way, dear Teri - you'll never truly know, my dear sister.

I could go on and on with lovely memories of you. But I shall end here, and one day meet you in the park where we sat long ago, and I cried. This time my tears will be for you.

Always, forever and ever, your little Lovey-Dovey.


- Patricia Ishmael Reed