Teresa was born December 10, 1969, in Bremerton, to Ernie and Glenna Johnson.
She grew up in Poulsbo and graduated from NKHS in1988.
After high school, Teresa graduated from Eaton Technical Institute and worked as a dental assistant in Bremerton and Seattle.
She married Craig Brakefield on April 27, 1996 and later divorced.
Teresa is survived by her parents; sister, Tammy (Toby) Orr; nephews, Nathan and Devin Hight; great nephew, Grayson Hight; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and her significant other, Paul Ving.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Teresa will be laid to rest in her “happy place” of Wenatchee.
Donations may be made to Kitsap Humane Society.