Teresa Riecher, former Texas law officer and wife of Industrial Fire World editor Anton Riecher, died Oct. 5, 2013, in Hearne, TX, after a lengthy illness. She was 60.

Graveside services were held at Fairlawn Cemetary in Liberty, TX.

Born Virgie Teresa Wheaton on Dec. 11, 1952 in Baytown, TX., Teresa’s parents were Guy and Thelma Wheaton. The family later moved to Liberty, TX, where Teresa attended school. A University of Houston graduate, Teresa became a certified peace officer working for the Dayton, TX, police and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Buck Eckols.

After marrying in March 1981, Teresa moved with her husband who worked as a newspaper journalist in the Texas cities of Paris, Palestine, Ennis and Bryan-College Station. Since 1996, her husband has been editor of Industrial Fire World magazine.

Teresa worked most recently for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. In 2006, she suffered a stroke that left her wheelchair bound. She continued to live at home with her husband until further illness last year required nursing home care. Teresa is survived by her husband. The couple had no children.