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Teresa Renee Friend
October 8, 1964 ~ May 12, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Teresa Renee (Brown) Friend left this Earth on Friday evening, May 12th, 2023 at 9:22 pm due to a sudden illness.
Teresa was born in Monroe, LA. on October 8th, 1964 to James Edward Brown and Sharon Faye (Bass) Brown. Teresa spent her formative years in North Louisiana and she graduated from West Monroe High School in 1982. Teresa entered the United States Marine Corps in 1989 and was stationed in Beaufort, SC at the MCAS Beaufort and was honorably discharged in 1994. During her time in service she met her husband, Joesph L. Friend, who survives, and they were married on February 18, 1994. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Teresa and her husband Joe moved to the Anderson, IN area where Teresa spent 12 years working for the State of Indiana Corrections as a corrections guard, a control officer and an investigator. She then graduated from IVY Tech and began a career in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant. She had to retire from this field in 2021 due to her bout with breast cancer. Teresa and her husband moved to Kewanna, IN in 2016 and she loved living on her mini farm with her husband and animals. Teresa was a fierce lover of her children, her grandchildren, her family and her friends, she loved animals passionately and she was always quick with a laugh and a smile.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents James and Faye, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Surviving Teresa are her husband and their daughters: Haley Renee Brown of Anderson, IN; Hannah Leigh Friend of Gainesville, FL; and Rachel Elizabeth Friend (fiancé James Elias) of Hachinohe, Japan. She is also survived by her brothers, Timothy Russell Brown (fiancée Ashley Horstkamp) of Fairview, MO and Terry Randall Brown (fiancée Tess Johnson) of Calhoun, LA. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Colton Steel Kiefer, Jaxton Allen Kiefer, and Haven Renee Kiefer, all of Anderson, IN. She is also survived by her in-laws, Thomas and Pamela Friend of Anderson, IN, 6 nieces, Chelsea, Caidy, Kelsea, Rebekah, Josey, and Wiley, as well as a nephew, Kyle as well as brother-in-laws Greg Friend of Nashville, TN and Brad Friend (Celeste) of Galesburg, IL. She also is survived by many cousins and friends whom she loved dearly.
There will be no service or viewing. There will be a Celebration of Life that will occur in August and details will follow to family and friends when that is scheduled. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.