Theresa Ellen Whalen

Born: Mon., Jan. 24, 1949
Died: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020


4:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Fri., Mar. 06, 2020
Location: Foster Funeral Home & Crematory

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 07, 2020
Location: St. Ignatius Catholic Church

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Theresa Ellen Whalen, 71, passed away February 27th, 2020, after her long battle with diabetes. The youngest of 7 children, she is survived by 4 siblings: Bill, Kathy, and Jessie Whalen, and Mary Ann Payne, and her two children:  Shane Frey and Billy Sue Bergstrom.  She is also survived by her 4 grand-children: Tryston, Beau, Neleh and Kiara, best friends Franie Carey and Harold & Elinor Johns, and sister-in-law: Wanda Whalen.  Theresa was a passionate humanitarian.   She earned a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on personal rehabilitation and is known for her many related endeavors.  She was an advocate for battered women recovery, inmate recidivism prevention and suicide prevention.  A prolific writer, Theresa was also known for her most recent book titled: “How to Strengthen Personal Relationships and Empower Those You Love”   The title alone defines her beautiful, non-judgmental heart and loving personality.  She will be missed beyond words by her family, friends, and peers.  Services will be held on March 7th at 10am at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

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sharon orr
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
So sorry for your loss. It is so hard on the families, but am hoping the Lord will bring you strength and comfort.

Steve York
   Posted Wed March 04, 2020
I am sorry to hear about Theresa. My thoughts and prayers are with the Whalen family.

Steve York

Keith Strong
   Posted Fri March 06, 2020
Theresa’s smile and laugh are my only clear memory of our first day at Mission High. Theresa was a friend to all of us for all four years. I have never forgotten. I am sure that is true of us all. Theresa showed us how to be a friend. Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Keith Strong. Class of 67

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