The room was full of children, the smile of Teresa lit up the room as she handed each child their waffle. Each child's smile added to the delightful smell. Teresa look up and smiled at me. The warmth of her smile is still with me. The warmth of her smile is all we have left to cherish. May the thoughts of Teresa keep you warm at night Stan and comfort for the girls. Prays for all of you. Wish it could all turn out differently.
Sweety, I miss you each and every day and wish you were here by my side to see our little girl become a blushing bride. I didn't know we would be so soon parted. Now I lay here in my lonely bed sad and broken hearted. But I'm glad for you because I know you are safe from hurt and harm and I know you are keeping busy and resting in His arms.
We were unable to attend her memorial service but you all were in our hearts and prayers. Teresa truly could light up a room with her smile. She was such a sweet lady.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Loved you with all my might sweetie. Looking forward tp seeing you when it's my time to go.
SO SOON by Stan C. Countz
She loved to dance and she loved to cruise.
She wore the pants and told me which pair to use.
She loved her brother, her sisters and her mom and dad.
She wore a sweet smile even when things looked bad.
She planned ahead down to the smallest detail.
How was she to know that her liver would fail?
She got her house in order, got her ducks in a row
I nodded and ignored her, had no clue she would go
I saw her bloom
Then quickly fade
Right before my eyes
She knew that she'd soon die
I never questioned why
But I never thought it would be
I will miss my dear, sweet friend and walking partner. She made a loving difference in my life. A beautiful lady and friend. My deepest condolences to Stan, Jessica, Vanessa,her parents and siblings and families. Just know that Teresa was loved and cherished by many!
My sincere blessings and condolences to the Countz and Bustamante Families. I'll remember my dear cousin for her smile and thoughtfulness of family and friends. I have wonderful childhood memories that I will cherish my lifetime. In God's Loving Care may she rest in peace.
I had known Teresa for the last 18 years @ Health Services Agency. She was always pleasant to be around. I see today @ the Memorial that she touch so many lives. She will not be forgotten.
Sadly, I never knew Teresa or her husband and children, but it seems that she was a marvelous person. I knew her parents many years ago. I lived next door to Bertha as a child and remember vividly the day she married Manuel. She looked like a fairy princess to me. My parents Joe and Marie Gomez worked with Manuel at various times through the years. I send my heartfelt condolences to you all, and know that the strength of your faith will see you through this sadness.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant , brethren, concerning them which are asleep , that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again , even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep . 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
I know these words do not fix all the hurt a and pain you are feeling, but they are meant to provide comfort and assurance of the hope we all share and that Teresa exemplified.
Teresa was a dear friend to me, I will always cherish the moments we had at work during our breaks and at luch time. She had a big heart and I will always remember her laugh. I will miss you very much. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May our God comfort you,give you peace, and remind you of the hope that is to come in a glad reunion.
Jim and EddiMarie Julian
Beckles Candies, Modesto
Teresa was a very dear friend to me. We walked together on our break at work just about every day. I will always remember the way we talked about everything during our breaks and at lunch time. I will miss her smiling face every day. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Great memories and good talks with Teresa are my best thoughts of her. She truly was an amazing woman. My sincerest condolences go to her family.
May she rest in His loving arms. Peace, Hope and Love always...
I met Teresa only once, but it was as if I had know her forever. She made you feel comfortable. Her smile could melt away the roughest exterior and when you spoke to her, you knew she genuinely cared and listened to every word that was said. Her love of God was obvious. Her family was everything.
God's blessings on her family.
Teresa as she would tell me was my very first best friend. We met when we started school and remained friends. Teresa was one of the sweetest kindest persons I have ever known And I was blessed to have had her in my life. We hadn't been in contact as much as I would have liked because of my health issues and life but I thought of her often and those memories always brought a smile. Please know I will keep her family and all her friends in my thoughts and prayers. I know she will be missed dearly.
I remember Teresa as a vibrant, cheerful, caring woman of God. She lived life to the fullest.My prayers go to Stan and the twins and family. May God comfort you all during this time and may His Grace be sufficient for you during this time of incredible pain.
My condolences to the family. My friend and co-worker, Ro, is her amazing sister and I know the love this family had for Teresa. I wish I could have met her. I heard so many wonderful things about her. Many thoughts of love from myself and the staff at Valley Charter High School.
It was so nice to go up to the third floor to deiever mail and see Teresa's beautiful smile. It is a memory I will always have of her. It my pleasure knowing her. I will miss her very much.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Theresa this past year and she was always a bright energetic woman. She will always be remembered this way by her family and friends.
Delightful memories of Teresa are with me everyday! I thank God for her friendship.
My sincerest condolences to Stan, Jessica,and Vanessa; Teresa's parents, Manuel and Bertha Bustamante; brother, Victor; and her sisters Ana (Ron) VanRijn, Rosario Taylor, and Lucia (Dave) Winfrey.