Teri Ann Shelton Miller, 50, died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2019. She was surrounded by her friends and children.
Teri was born August 20, 1968 in Fresno, California to Linda Florene McKean and Thomas Johnson Shelton.
Teri grew up in a military family and lived in Cuba, San Diego and Madera, California. She graduated high school from Sierra Joint Union High School in Tollhouse, California. She was the Homecoming Queen for Sierra Joint Union in 1985 before she graduated in 1986. In high school she enjoyed being a member of the drama department.
She had a vivacious, charismatic personality and everyone was attracted to her. She made friends easily throughout her life.
After graduating from high school, Teri moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where she became a local celebrity through her modeling and television commercial work. She became known as “Toyota Teri,” smashing windshields in her bikini for Paul York Toyota.
She met her ex-husband Dana Miller in Texas. They would move to Teton Valley, Idaho where both of her children were born and raised.
In Teton Valley she worked at the Teton Valley News, Q102 Radio and variety of other jobs around the valley. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. Above all, Teri loved doing things with her two children. Her birthday parties were epic and no amount of joy was spared to celebrate her children. She was a wonderful aunt and adored her nieces.
She is survived by her daughter Julia Catherine and her son Colin Thomas; parents Linda Florene (Robert) Richardson and Thomas Johnson Shelton; sister Sandra Denise (George) Shelton-Flinn; nieces Adriane (Grady) Cartwright and Amanda Rose Flinn; and numerous cousins in Texas and California. She is proceeded in death by her maternal grandmother Iris Gilbert and paternal grandparents Catherine and Emmett Earl Shelton.