Theresa L. Charlson

October 28, 1958 - June 29, 2017

Theresa Charlson, 58, passed away unexpectedly at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE on June 29, 2017.

Theresa was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on October 28, 1958 to Joel and Sandra Turnbull. After relocating several times during her father's military service, her family moved to Forest City, IA. Prior to her graduation from Forest City High School, she attended the Belmond, IA community school system. Upon graduation, she worked at North Central Human Services (NCHS) and served in various roles assisting handicapped children. She met Elynn Charlson and they were married on September 3, 1977. They were blessed with two beautiful children—Joseph and Amy. They made Forest City their home and while there she held numerous jobs after being a stay-at-home mom for several years. She and her husband later relocated to Omaha, NE, where she accepted a job as a pharmacy technician at Offutt Air Force Base.

Theresa enjoyed cooking and baking and for several years had her own cake business—Cake Works. She also loved crafts and sewing, making several quilts for her children; gardening and tending to her flower beds; outdoor activities; spending time with her family and friends; and making many memorable memories with her grandson. She will be most remembered for her kind-hearted spirit, selflessness and zest for life.

Theresa was devoted to her family. Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband Elynn Charlson; son Joseph (Mirrna) Charlson, daughter Amy (Eric) Richey and grandson Zayden Richey and future granddaughter; mother Sandra Turnbull; sister Jeanine (Jerry) Marsolek; brothers Brad, Brian and Todd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; mother and father-in- law; and Dorothy Haugen (special family friend).

Celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 7th, 6pm-8pm—Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel: 11710 Standing Stone Drive, Gretna, NE 68028. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 8th, 10am–Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: 11204 South 204th Street Gretna, NE 68028.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.