In Memory

Steve Teigen

Steven Alan Teigen Resident of Pleasanton Sept. 26, 1947 - Mar.2, 2010 Beloved husband of Paula Teigen and loving and devoted father to Nicole Teigen of Atlanta, GA, Barry Teigen of San Jose, CA and Christopher Dunn and his wife Sarah and their daughter, Hailey Camron of Campbell, CA. Much loved brother, Thomas L. Teigen and his wife Gail of Granite Bay, CA. Steve loved Paula's family as his own: Marlene Smedley, step-mother, of Pt. Ludlow, WA; Judie (sister) and Ron, Ashley and Kyle Fletcher of Eugene, OR; Michelle Dorton (sister) and Christina Baronian, Nicholas Baronian, and Wesley Dorton of Pasadena, CA; Becky (sister) and Rod, Blake, and Alex Britten of Lake Tapps, WA; Gizelle Smedley (sister), Agoura Hills, CA. Preceded in death by his father Jasper Teigen, mother Ellen Teigen, step-mother Myrna I. Teigen, father-in-law Emerson C. Smedley; and mother-in-law Evelyn B. Semmel. Steve was born in Berkeley, CA and grew up in San Lorenzo, CA. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He had a 42 year career with Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA. Starting during his freshman year of college into the Lockheed Martin co-op program, he worked on the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Program on the drafting board and ended up at a desk in charge of design. Following his graduation from UC, he quickly moved into leadership positions that led to major responsibilities including organizations in Sunnyvale and the Eastern Test Range in Florida. He transitioned to work on defensive missile systems and was quickly promoted to Missile Chief Engineer. He eventually returned to FBM in 2003 as the Director of Flight Electronics before his retirement in 2008. He was well known for his technical expertise, problem solving abilities, and his honest work ethic. He was known by his friends, family and co-workers as an avid reader and Sudoku player, never passed up a bridge game, and always had a great joke to share. While he and Paula loved traveling to warm and sunny places with family and friends, they also enjoyed entertaining at home and wine tasting throughout California. Memorial donations, if desired, can be made to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Oakmont Mortuary 925-935-3311