Theresa E. Roberts passed away May 14, 2003, at the Deaconess Hospital, due to cardiac arrest during surgery. She had lived for 83 years.
Theresa was born March 11, 1920, at Rock Springs, the eighth of nine children born to Frank and Rita (Lacher) Revell. She grew up on a farm in the Sheep Mountains of Eastern Montana. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Bismarck, N.D., and in 1940, graduated from St. Alexius Nursing School, also in Bismarck. Her brother George had paid her tuition and she was always grateful.
Theresa was employed by Indian Public Health from 1940 to 1950. From 1951 to 1988, she worked at the Billings Clinic, 30 of those years for George R. Brosius, MD.
In 1941, she married Theodore Ewing Jamerson. From that marriage a daughter, Rita Susan, was born. Theresa divorced in 1951 and in 1952, she married Duane Lee Roberts. They enjoyed 40 years together.
Theresa's favorite pastime was baking pies, rolls and cake, and she loved to cook for company. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles and was independent until the day of her death.
In 1993, she was devastated by the death of her grandson, Stuart Lee Robinson, in January and her husband, Duane, in September. Her brothers, Ralph, Norman, Ray, Richard, Floyd and George, and sisters, Frances and Helen, also preceded her in death.
Theresa is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Edward Reeve of Billings; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Robinson of Studio City, Calif.; a brother, Leo Revell of Hamilton; and her companion for 12 years, her dog Jacquot.
We wish to thank her special friends, Lucille Revell, Ray and Robert Dockstader, Carol Trawick, Dr. Tom Jochem, and Lynda and John Walker. Their friendship enriched her life. A special thanks also to the ambulance driver from American Medical Response, the RN and staff at Deaconess ER and Ambulatory Telemetry Unit, and Charles Wittnam, MD, for their special care and kindness.
Cremation has taken place. At her request, there will be no funeral. A celebration of her life is planned at a late date. The family requests that no flowers be sent, rather memorials are suggested to teenage foster children c/o June Collins, Child and Family Services, 2508 Third Ave. N.; Billings, MT 59101. Smith Downtown Chapel is assisting with arrangements.