Theresa was born August 9, 1960, in Watervliet. She spent her lifetime in Watervliet where she graduated high school. While working at Bill Stewart’s Drive Inn she met Darrell Phillips, and they married June 25, 1977. Theresa and Darrell enjoyed many years together raising their family and spoiling grandchildren. She was the friendly smile at Hardings and Village Market where she worked as a manager. Theresa’s favorite thing to do was watch her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends participate in sports, pageants, concerts, fair events, graduations, and all school events. She also enjoyed hunting and running their archery shop Buckshot Archery. When she wasn’t working or supporting someone in an activity you could find Theresa enjoying a family vacation or getting all the girls together for a day of thrift store shopping.
Theresa leaves behind a large loving family to cherish her memory which includes: her husband Darrell; two daughters Heather (Tom) Vasquez and Brandi (Jacob) Atherton; 10 grandchildren Britnie (Steve) Finehout, Makaylah Vasquez (Daniel Sanborn), Devin Skogen, Briahna (Austin) Silvia, Theresa Skogen (Coty Krueger), Ahlexis Vasquez, Maryah Vasquez, Jacob Atherton, Austin Vasquez, and Daxton Atherton; three great grandchildren Jayce Finehout, Ivie Finehout, and Remi Skogen; her parents Jimmy and Mary Jane (Pearce) Liles; a brother Rick (Karla) Liles; a sister Leslie Liles; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Theresa died Thursday, March 25, 2021 at home surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by; a brother Jimmy Liles, nephews Rusty and Shane Phillips, great niece Zoe Phillips, father-in-law Darrell Phillips, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and cousins. Friends may visit with Theresa’s family Tuesday, March 30, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at New Freedom Church in Coloma where funeral services will be celebrated Wednesday, March 31, at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet and you are invited to leave a message of comfort for Theresa’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com
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