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Christine Wernig December 4, 1952 - June 4, 2024


Christine “Teena” Creer Cloward Wernig was surrounded by loved ones as she passed away on June 4, 2024.

Teena was born December 4, 1952, to J Youd and LaRue Creer in Payson, Utah. She was born 2 1⁄2 months early and from her beginning was a fighter, coming home from the hospital after only 20 days without oxygen, a fact she was proud of. Teena grew up to be a beautiful woman and built her entire life in Spanish Fork and Orem.

She graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1971 and was a proud DON Cheerleader and member of the Drill Team. She attended Brigham Young University and worked towards a degree in elementary education. Teena loved children and enjoyed the time she spent as a pre-school teacher.

Teena fell in love with Craig James Cloward and on June 28, 1975, they were married in Spanish Fork. Craig and Teena had 1 daughter, Jodi and twin boys, Kevin Jay and Ben James. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple on May 4, 1996. When Craig passed away on August 25, 1996, Teena was deeply heartbroken. That heartbreak eased when Teena met Jerome R. Wernig and she found love, again. Teena and Jerome were married on October 31, 1998. When Teena married Jerome she was overjoyed to blend their families, adding 2 more sons and 2 more daughters. Teena was ecstatic to now have 7 children.

To know Teena was to be loved by her. She loved unconditionally and welcomed new friends with open arms. Teena was very social and that blended well with her career as an Avon lady. It brought her joy to drive around town visiting friends and dropping off Avon orders, helping others feel their best. After she stopped selling Avon, the driving around town didn’t stop and you would still find Teena visiting friends, building relationships, and brightening someone’s day.

Teena was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she joyfully served in the primary organization and as a visiting teacher. She would always check in on her neighbors and was quick to help anyone in need.

Teena was a massive sports fan with college football and hockey being the sports she loved most. You would often find her wearing the colors of her favorite teams or schools, the Utah Jazz or BYU, and she became a big fan of Ohio State when she married Jerome.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Craig James Cloward and her parents, J Youd Creer, and LaRue Thomas Belihar Creer. Teena is survived by her husband, Jerome R. Wernig, children, Jodi (Jesse) Hicks, Kevin Cloward, Ben Cloward and step-children Jerome Wernig Jr, Cameron Wernig, Heidi (Jaron) Jensen, and Erin Rose Russell. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Robert P. Belihar (Anita), and sister Patti (Harrell) Oxner. Teena’s greatest joy was her 18 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter!

Teena will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

We invite friends, relatives, and loved ones to attend the viewing to be held at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. A funeral service will follow the viewing at the Walker Funeral Home beginning at11:00 am. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork.

The family would like to thank the incredible doctors, nurses, and staff at the hospitals and care facilities that have helped love and attend to Teena over many years.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
9:00 - 10:45 am
Walker Funeral Home
187 South Main ST
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
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Funeral Service
Saturday, June 15, 2024
11:00 am
Spanish Fork Cemetery
420 South 400 East
Spanish Fork, UT 84660.
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Condolences(5)

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    Steve Wilson says

    Teena grew up just a block North of me and and was just a few years younger than me but she fit right into our neighborhood little rascals. She was always so happy and a delight to be around. I’m proud to have remained friends through life and send my deepest sympathies to her wonderful family.

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      Brent Ludlow says

      Teena & Craig were close friends all thru school, we Stood at each other’s weddings,they got married one year after Jane & I.
      I remember the beautiful house Craig & Teena built together, then started their family.
      I remember when Craig got cancer and passed away, lieving her to raise her 3 kids. She was a great mother And we’ll never forget the great times we had together. My deepest sympathies to your family, I’m sure you and Craig are having a great reunion ♡♡

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    Tom Hodgson says

    Teena was such a fun part of the old neighborhood! She would always greet you with her bright, welcoming smile. And she always put up with the antics of the neighborhood kids. When you met Teena, you met a friend for life. Deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

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    Carol Soccio says

    To my sister in law, you were a great ‘buddy’ for my brother Jerome.

    May your memory be a blessing to Jerome and to your children.

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    Serena Kanig Benish says

    Jerome, I was so touched that you called me about Teena. What a thoughtful thing to do when you are grieving. I so wanted to be at the funeral, but I got sick and it was prudent for me not to come. I watched the beautiful video, and I loved the pictures. I know you will miss that beautiful woman who was always so sweet and accepting to everyone! I hope to see you around. May your precious memories of this incredible woman buoy you up as blessings. Sincerely, Serena Kanig Benish

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