Teresa Lynne Danhauser

Teresa Lynne Danhauser Teresa Lynne Danhauser passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on July 14, 2013. She was 50 and a resident of Ridgecrest since 1989.

Memorial services were held July 24 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church followed by inurnment at Desert Memorial Park.

Teresa was born Oct. 18, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Robert S. and Eunice Richmond. She grew up in Hawaii and attended Mililani High School before moving to Northern California, where she graduated from Arcata High School. After getting her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Humbolt State University in 1986, she was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. She moved to San Diego, working at Balboa Naval Hospital in oncology, neonatal and pediatrics.

While in San Diego, she met the love of her life, a fellow officer, Curt Danhauser. In 1989, they were married and moved to Ridgecrest.

Teresa worked as a registered nurse at Ridgecrest Community Hospital for almost 24 years — in supervising, obstetrics, gynecology, nursery and finally in the operating room. She briefly taught in the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at Cerro Coso Community College in the early 1990s. She served in the Navy Reserves until called to the Gulf War conflict, ultimately rising to the rank of lieutenant commander.

Teresa was a fine artist in watercolor, pastels and pen & ink and was a state-level gymnast in college, but her greatest joy in life was her family. She was involved with all aspects of her daughters’ lives, helping with dance and gymnastics classes and high school cheer.

Teresa is survived by her husband of 24 years, Curt Danhauser of Ridgecrest; her daughter, Chelsea A. Danhauser of Anaheim; her daughter, Phoebe J. Danhauser of Monterey; her daughter, Chloe O. Danhauser of Ridgecrest; her brother, Michael Richmond of San Diego; and her parents, Robert and Eunice Richmond of Victorville; as well as a niece and nephew.

Submitted by the family of Teresa Danhauser

Story First Published: 2013-07-31