Gretchen Jean "Bella" Teufen

Gretchen Jean “Bella” Teufen died at her home in Santa, Idaho June 29, 2019. She was born June 29, 1968 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Bella worked on organic farms throughout her adult life and nurtured gardens of beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables at her welcoming Santa home. Bella loved animals. She could not stand to see them mistreated. Over the years her place was home to creatures large and small – dogs, cats, horses, chickens and fish, to name a few. She also loved the wild ones.

Bella was a potter. A teacher of the art and a small business owner, Bella ran “Grey Cat Pottery” for many years. Her earthenware graces the tables of lucky friends and customers. Many of her students continue to use the skills she taught them to this day.

Bella will be remembered for her can-do attitude, her easy laugh, as well as her playful and creative spirit. A celebration of her life was December 8, 2019 in Santa.

Friends ask that memorial donations be made to the Benewah Humane Society in her honor.