In memory of
THERESA R. WALLACE
THERESA R. WALLACE MARCH 12, 1928 OCTOBER 1, 2016 Theresa R. Wallace died peacefully in Santa Fe on the Feast Day of her Patron Saint, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Theresa was born in Wagon Mound NM to Ricardo Rivera and Ana Garcia Rivera. She married Eugene A. Wallace in 1950 in Las Vegas NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, many beloved cousins, and in laws: George Anton, Marion (Red) Young, Alejandro and Camila Gaussoin Wallace, Gilbert Wallace, Alfred and Sally Wallace, Mary and Arthur Esquibel, James Wallace, Nancy Wallace, Pete and Dorothe Santistevan. She is survived by her daughters, Patrica Rivera Wallace of Santa Fe, Deborah (Wesley) Young of Peralta NM, and her sisters, Cecilia D. Rivera of Santa Fe and Rosalie Rivera Anton of Tucson. She is also survived by her sister in law, Ann Amelia Wallace, many nieces/nephews and other relatives. Theresa graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and Highlands University in Las Vegas. She was blessed to have a career she loved. She taught first grade for almost 30 years, first in the Espanola Public Schools, then at Kearny Elementary in Santa Fe. She also taught CCD classes at the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas and at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Fe. She was an avid reader, artist and gardener who especially loved her pink rosebush, iris, tulips and hollyhocks. She was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, where she had many friends, particularly Eutilia Alarid. We would like to thank all the people who cared for her at Kingston Residence of Santa Fe, Ambercare Hospice, Dr. Parke and Dr. Thron. A private family service has been held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice. You may send condolences to the family at P.O. Box 4992, Santa Fe, NM 87502 or visit the online guestbook for Theresa at www.riverafuneralhome.com Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 santafefuneraloption.com
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