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Friday, January 1, 2016

On December 29, 2015, Heaven acquired the most amazing angel, Deanna Leigh Teaven, was taken to soon from this world, she still had so much love to give.

Born in Newfane on August 12, 1980, she was the daughter of William (Phyllis Lux) Teaven and Kim (Jim Boyle) Converso-Camarra. Deanna graduated from Roy-Hart High School in 1998, and attended Tulane University, graduated from Geneseo College. She then obtained her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Oregon University after studying in Madagascar and Nicaragua. She was a speech pathologist for Douglas Education Service District, and worked at Fir Grove Elementary School in Roseburg, where she tutored many children with autism, and also tutored many children locally in the Western New York area. She was a free spirit that loved life, her smile would light up a room, and made friends where ever she went.

Beside her parents, Deanna is also survived by her siblings Jodi, Danelle, Billy and Josh; granddaughter of Louise Joseph, Glenna Smith and Hal and Betty Teaven. She is also survived by her fiancé, Charles Blake Jones, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and hundreds of friends across all the continents.

Friends may call Tuesday 1-3 and 6-8 PM, in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport.  A celebration of Deanna’s Life Memorial Service will be held Wednesday January 6th at 11 AM, at Becker Farms, 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067.  Memorials to Autism Society Western New York Chapter, 19 Limestone Drive Suite 1, Buffalo, NY 14221-7091 or to the Alzheimer's Association Western New York, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221, would be appreciated by the family.

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