June 10, 1998 – August 28, 2022
Henry was born on June 10, 1998 in Mesa, Arizona, to Julia and Jeff Teichert. He passed away suddenly on August 28, 2022, in a hiking accident.
Henry attended school in Blaine, where he lived for most of his life. He also went to high school in Waverly, Iowa. He got his GED in 2016.
Henry loved Blaine. He loved his hometown and its people. He loved nature, especially that of the Pacific Northwest. He was athletic and had an uncanny ability to excel at anything he tried. He was always out in nature, hiking, building shelters, climbing, fur trapping, snowboarding, and generally getting messy. Henry also loved his friends, of which there were too many to count. Henry logged thousands of miles in road trips with his family to beautiful places, historic sights, and cultural events—and many trail miles hiking. He loved his family, his co-workers, and his dog Ellie. To know Henry was to love Henry, and many, many people had the privilege. We will all miss his mischievous grin, goofy sense of humor, and good-natured personality.
Henry had a bright and engaging mind. In his last few years, he had begun reading a lot about current events and political philosophy. He often made comments on political issues, stuck to his guns on his opinions, and had a talent for coming up with profound insights.
Henry is survived by his mother and stepfather, Julia Teichert and Christopher Cox, and his father and stepmother Jeff Teichert and Cathy Teichert; his brother and sister-in-law Errol and RaeAnn Teichert and niece Lydia; his stepbrothers Tucker Marlor, Forest Marlor, and Tyler Cox; his grandparents Jean and Gerald Burden, and Georgia and Burke Teichert; and many aunts and uncles.
The family would like to thank all the friends, neighbors, church families, teachers, and coworkers who loved Henry and helped take care of him and make his life richer.
A celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 11 a.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2550 Thornton Road, in Ferndale. A viewing will be held the same morning and location at 9:30 a.m.
Donations welcome for youth climbing scholarships in Henry’s honor at whatcomymca.org/climbing-wall-programs.