Theresa Evelyn Vincent, age 62, of Kalispell, Montana, after fighting a long battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, October 21, 2019. Theresa was born on July 17, 1957 in Maine and is survived by her husband, Rich Vincent Jr., daughter Jayme Schreiner, son Jared Broman, step-son Kyle Bagley, brother John Hedden, sister Dixie Soules, mother-in-law Marcey Seymour, father-in-law Richard Vincent Sr., sisters-in-law Stacey Vincent and Kelsie Root, Grandpa Jake, grandchildren Maddy Smith, Shelby Blankenship, Kassidy Fuller, Kaylee Fuller, Brody Broman and many extended family and friends. Theresa is preceded in death by her mother, Norma Bowen.
Theresa graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Bachelors in Art History in 1999 where she spent a decade only taking one or two classes per semester, working more than a full time job, raising her children, and completing each course with hard work and dedication. She knew at this pace it would take many years of sacrifice to achieve her dream of graduating with a college education… and she did it!
In 2001, Theresa moved from Texas to Montana where her entire intent in life was to set goals, achieve them, and share her inspiration of doing so with those around her with love and positive energy.
After moving to Kalispell, Theresa met Rich Vincent, Jr. who was instantly smitten by her kind spirit and beauty. They soon realized they were true soulmates. Marrying 3 years later, Theresa and Rich moved to Augusta, MT where they built their very first home together, their first dream and adventure!
After 6 years in Augusta, Rich and Theresa made their way back west of the Rockies to be closer to family. It is here in Kalispell where Theresa rediscovered her love for art and dove head first into a new venture. Theresa became a local artisan for Montana Marie. Her decorations, knitting and art can be found in households all over the valley and beyond.
Through their journey together, Theresa & Rich were hard working and dedicated building a wonderful life full of love, laughter, family, and pushing each other to continue achieving their goals and reach their dreams. From fishing, camping, local artistry, and sharing the beauty of Montana with all of their children, grandchildren, family and friends there was never a dull moment.
In sickness and in health, till death did they part. They never once let each other down. Theresa’s inspiration of truly living a life of positive energy and love has and will always be felt by so many lives she has touched. There is no other soul on this earth quite like hers. She will forever be in our hearts, minds, souls, and in the butterflies that fly around us for eternity. May God bless her soul, family, and friends forever more.
Remember always to dream big, love those around you, and live every day like it is your last because someone is counting on you to do so.
Fly, butterfly, fly …
The family would like to thank Dr. Jose Ness and staff, as well as Frontier Home Health and Hospice.
For those who are able, please donate to Melanoma Research and Alliance on behalf of Theresa Vincent: https://curemelanoma.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/donate
Darlington Cremation and Burial Service is caring for Theresa and her family.
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