Teunis James Wyers Jr. JD '76

Teunis James Wyers


Teunis James Wyers Jr. JD ’76 passed away on August 26, 2019, surrounded by family at his home in White Salmon, Washington. He was 73.

Teunis was born in Hood River, Oregon, on April 4, 1946, to Teunis and Lucile Wyers. During his high school years he worked on the Kreps Ranch bucking hay during the summer. After graduating high school in 1964, he briefly studied sociology at the University of Oregon. 

Teunis married Barbara Ann Clemmons on May 25, 1968, shortly after joining the U.S. Navy. He completed his military training while Barbara attended business school in Portland. Following his honorable discharge in 1972, Teunis completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. He passed the bar exam one month before his father, also an attorney, died in 1976. Teunis moved back to Hood River to take over the law practice, where he remained until 2010. He practiced in Bingen, Washington, from 2010 to 2019.

Teunis married Sheila Mortenson in 1981 and Pat Kreps on July 31, 1993. He enjoyed horseback riding and packing, hunting, traveling, camping, restoring antique cars, tinkering, and community service.

Teunis is survived by his wife Pat Kreps Wyers; daughters Johanna Katherine Wyers and Darcy Lefebvre; sons Teunis Gerbrand Wyers and Randy Wyers; a granddaughter; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren; brother Jan Wyers; and sister Karen Robertson, as well as many nieces and nephews.