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“Sarah, I can see where you got your beauty and definitely your sense of humor, from your mama. I lost my mama 4 years ago and my daddy a year ago, so...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Idolina (Ida) Ordonez-Volz - ID

“I just heard the news about Teddy and want to share my condolences with her family. She really made me laugh out loud so many times with her...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Norma Vranken - Austin, TX

“Those with whom you had contact knew a quick wit and intelligence. Yes, you did love dogs; but, I knew you to have a greater love for humanity...not...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: P. Burgess Griesenbeck - Chicago, IL

“I was graced with the honor of sharing the Paramount Theater stage with Teddy during a couple of fundraisers as the bodyguard to her Ann Richards. I...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Greg Easley - austin, TX - friend

“I never laughed longer, harder or better with anyone else I have known....I hated "not" being around her....I will carry her cherished memory with me...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: David Anderson - Austin, TX

“There was only one Teddy. I graduated from Angleton High School in 1954 withTeddy. She came to my house several years ago for a class reunion and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ludeen Sweeney - Houston, TX

“Two competing memories, both from Gridiron shows: 1) Wearing Ann Richards' blue suit, size 2, that Ann wore at the Democratic National Convention...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Baggett-Wallis - Austin, TX

“Sarah and Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Blakely - Lake St. Louis, MO

“Teddy and I were sweethearts in '53 and '54, before she left Angleton for UT, where she met her first husband, Bob Hale. We enjoyed a long friendship...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Holt - TX

“My sincere condolences for your loss. Wendy Mauritz Don Gardner Architects Greenville, SC ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy Mauritz - Greenville, SC, SC


Teddy Griesenbeck Waldrip passed away peacefully on January 28, 2013, ending her many long years of fighting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Teddy was born on August 10, 1937 in Groesbeck, Texas, but lived the majority of her life in Austin. Her strong, colorful personality served her well in the variety of occupations she held over the years, including working for Texas Monthly Magazine, and a local radio station. Some may remember her as the funny radio personality many years ago that provided her audience with daily satirical updates of the soap opera "All My Children", via her "Pine Valley Poop" segments. Others may remember the impression of Ann Richards she did for the annual Gridiron Show.

Teddy is survived by her brother, Burgess Griesenbeck of Chicago, Illinois, her daughter, Sarah Hale Plowman of Round Rock, Texas, and her son David Hale of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by the greatest joys of her life: her grandchildren Katie Haag of Dallas, Texas, Zachary Plowman of Austin, Texas, Emily Gowan of Greenville, South Carolina, and her great grandchild Hazel Gowan, also of Greenville, South Carolina.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the staff of San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care Center of Round Rock and also to Hospice Austin for the love, care, and respect they provided Teddy at the end of her life. Teddy was a life-long lover of dogs, so in lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to a no-kill animal shelter of your choice.