Theresa Josephine Helmers, age 102, passed away on December 1, 2018. She was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for 36 years and was formerly a resident of Pueblo, CO and Santa Barbara, CA.
Theresa was born on October 6, 1916 to Gabriele Donna and Emilia (Toretta) in Vinchio, Italy and emigrated to the United States in 1921. She married Dow Helmers on May 7, 1938 in Santa Barbara, CA.
She is survived by daughters, Kathleen (Gary) Schneider, Margaret (Peter) Strescino; grandchildren: Laurie (Coleman Nemerov) White, Dr. Daniel (Bonnie) White, Bevin (Daniel) Host, Geoffrey (Crystal “ShaoChun”) Schneider, Michael (Sandra Johnson) Strescino, Melanie Strescino; great grandchildren: Alijah Dustin, Rebekah Ferguson, Matthew Dustin, Benjamin White and Caroline White.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dow Helmers; daughter, Donna (Robert) White; and grandson, Justen Ferguson.
Services will be held privately. Interment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance.