Dr. Stephen Teal

1943 – 2017

Steve was born in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, to Ray and Marion Teal, who moved with their two young sons to Corvallis in 1950. It was an idyllic time for growing up years as Steve and friends could roam the neighborhood looking for after-school ball games. His interest in sports stayed with him through life, as he eventually became an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician.

Steve attended Oregon State University before going to University of Oregon Medical School, now OHSU, graduating in 1968. His internship in San Bernardino was followed by residencies in Wichita and Denver, where he was the associate team physician for the Denver Broncos in 1973. In 1974, he opened his private practice in McMinnville, Oregon, where he also volunteered as team physician for Linfield College football for 30 years before retirement in December 2005.

Steve and his wife, Ann, spent as much time as possible in Sunriver, hiking, biking and kayaking. Steve also golfed and skied at every opportunity. He enjoyed Michelbook Country Club and had an ongoing interest in the performing arts in McMinnville.
He is survived by Ann, his wife of 25 years; brother, David (Nancy); son, Michael; and daughter, Hollie Teal; stepsons, Collin Teal (Trisha) and Brad Lee; step-grandchildren, Hannah, Trevin, Madeline and Grace; nephew, Brian (Christy); and niece, Robin (Jim) Arnold.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 822 W. Second St. McMinnville, 97128. Remembrances may be made to St. Barnabas or to your favorite charity. To leave condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com.