Our dear mother, Teana Marie Peterson Hillyard, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 at the age of 79. She spent her last few days surrounded by family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend to so many. She will be truly missed.
Teana was born and raised in Smithfield and grew up there with a bunch of friends that spent their lives supporting each other. She went to North Cache High school graduating in 1961. After school she moved to California and worked there a few years until she came back to Utah. After returning she met Leon Hillyard and they got married in the Logan temple. They had three children and divorced in 1980. She then worked as a single mother raising her children. She worked at Utah State University for over 20 years in many roles.
She is survived by her children Chad Hillyard, Cinnamon Hillyard, and Cody Hillyard, two grandchildren Shreyas and Priya Annapureddy, and her two younger sisters Tamara Chambers and Brenda Gardiner.
Graveside services will be held Thursday December 15th at 12 Noon at the Smithfield City Cemetery.