"Portrait of Laurie Teichert Eastwood" by Minerva Teichert


Oil on Wood Board

39 X 26

Laurie Teichert Eastwood

Dec. 30, 1924 ~ June 5, 2015

Laurie Teichert Eastwood died in Redlands, Fri., June 5th, at age 90. She had been a resident of San Bernardino, California since 1953.

Laurie was born to Herman and Minerva Teichert on Dec. 30, 1924. She grew up and graduated from High School in Cokeville, Wyoming. She earned a B.A. from BYU in Poly Sci. She was a missionary for the LDS Church (1946-1948) in Mexico, where she met her husband of sixty-seven years, Charles Wallis Eastwood. They were married Dec. 3, 1948 in Salt Lake City. From 1990-1992 Laurie assisted Charles in Mendoza, Argentina, where he was a mission president for the LDS Church. She is remembered as a loyal, creative, intelligent, and optimistic wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who happily served others.

“Robert Henri kept in touch with his protege. He encouraged her to continue her artistic work and even proposed in 1924 that she accompany him and his wife to England. With Herman's encouragement she began making plans to go but had a dream about a little girl in a pink dress whom she believed was her unborn daughter. She refused the opportunity, and Laurie was born a year later. Minerva later painted her in pink.” 

Marian Ashby Johnson. “Minerva’s Calling” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1988), p. 132.