In memory of
WEIL, Teddi Theanne "Teddi" Kirkby Weil was born October 4, 1938 in Green Bay, WI and left us to be with the angels Saturday evening, April 14, 2018. Throughout her childhood she traveled the world with parents, Leon and Anne Greene, and Ted and Eleanor Kirkby. Panama was her second home. Like their mothers before them, she and her step-sister were considered by the expatriates as among the most beautiful and charming women in Panama. Teddi cherished her formative years at Wayland Academy, Class of '56, and her Kappa Kappa Gamma days in Madison at University of Wisconsin. Dallas became her home base for her service as one of Braniff Airline's finest flight attendants, where her quick wit and mastery and love of languages made her a darling of the airways on international routes. In Dallas she met and married the love of her life, Christopher M Weil. Teddi and Chris were the quintessential hosts. To this day, a generation fondly remembers Teddi & Chris' legendary Derby Day parties. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve meals in the Weil home were grand events where those without family were graciously welcomed. Everyone who stepped foot in the Weil home felt like family. To Teddi, they were. She loved and pampered her guests like no other. No one will ever forget the taste of Teddi's wonderful meals. She was a chef who carefully catalogued recipes which she openly shared. On many occasions, Teddi prepared special meals for the ill and homeless in Dallas. Her maternal nature was extraordinary, and she was a creative and artistic genius in the home and in the community of homerooms, PTAs, kids' parties and every aspect of life. We can say without reservation that scouting has never seen a better Den Mother. Scattered around the globe are the men and women whom she influenced, who to this day call her "Mom". Teddi helped grow and develop youth soccer in the US. She faithfully served on boards of the North Texas Soccer Association, Classic League, Dallas Cup and the Olympic Development Program. Teddi was a fixture in her volunteer service to the St. Jude Library at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. It was said she could recommend a book to light up anyone's imagination, because she had read them all. In that regard, no one had a better command of the English language, and yet in equal measure the restraint from correcting its poor use. Teddi could complete the NY Times crossword in pen and finish the day's sudoku before most had completed the first vertical. Yet even more unforgettable than Teddi's intellect, was her charm, her laughter, her kindness, and love of others. Teddi was unyieldingly modest. Every person she met was the most important person in the room, and they can remember to the end of their days their moments under her care; she was 'Mom' to the world. Teddi lives on brilliantly in her loved ones and all the friends that she loved as 'Family'. She is survived by loving husband Chris, children (spouse and grandchildren) Jon (Annette, Clara and Peter), Jenny (Alan Wright and Ethan), Tim (Susan, Margaux and Hedy), Andy (Carla, Noah, Ryan, Oliver, Caroline and Asher) and Anne Levine (Brian), as well as step-mother Cecile Greene, brother Tim Kirkby (Peggy), step-sister Jayanne Slaughter, brothers-in-law Tom (Debbie) and Peter Weil, cousin Jeff Nelson (Mary Ann), nephews Tom, Paul, and Chris Weil, and nieces Catherine, Debbie delaGuardia, Peggy Greene, and Kristin Kirkby Shaw, and nephews Roberto Greene and Tim Kirkby. For those of you joining us in our inconsolable moments of sorrow, go ahead, but only for a moment, as you know that Teddi would have none of it. Teddi rests in everlasting peace, comfort and joy. She lives on in everyone so blessed to have been loved by 'Mom'. Please bring your fondest memories to the Service and Celebration of Life on April 30 at 3:00pm at Highland Park United Methodist Church, where we hope that you'll share a few thoughts of this angel in your life. Gifts in memory may be made to St. Jude Library at St. Thomas Aquinas Church or Dallas Soccer Classic League.
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