THERESA ANN (LACHANCE) RALSTON - COLCHESTER/SOUTH BURLINGTON - Theresa Ann (LaChance) Ralston, 55, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at home with loved ones and friends at her side, after a long fought battle with COPD. Terri was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Jan. 14, 1958, to Kenneth and Patricia (Rasmasson) LaChance. She married Fred Ralston on Feb. 13, 1982, and together raised four beautiful children of whom they are survived by, Patti Colleen Ralston, Laura Mae (Ralston) Whitten, Frederick Ralston III, and Timothy Patrick Ralston; two wonderful sons-in-law, Evin and Josh; five grandchildren, Dylan Ralston, Lauralye Richards, Samuel Whitten, Yasmina Smailagic, and Avery-Theresa Whitten. She is also survived by three sisters and their husbands, Kathy (LaChance) and Olver "Uncle Walt," Cyndy Bakos and Mike, and Lori (LaChance) Cottrill and Dave; brother, Ken LaChance and his wife, Cindy; father-in-law, Ken Ralston Sr.; brother-in-law, Ken Ralston Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Donna Carlson. Theresa loved her husband, children, and grandchildren more than life itself. She will surely be missed. Terri was as compassionate and loving as anyone that we will ever know. Terri was an avid gardener who loved her marigolds and enjoyed sewing. A memorial service to celebrate Terri's life will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 8 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. In lieu of flowers, Terri's wishes were to make a donation in her name to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 28, 2013
Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service
132 Main St Winooski, VT 05404