Teresa Joy T.J. Etchison LUBBOCK- Teresa Thomas Etchison, 62, passed away on December 22, 2012. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. T.J. was born November 12, 1950 to Jack and Audie Thomas in Olton, Texas. She married Gerry Etchison November 26, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nev. T.J. graduated from Olton High School and received her Master's Degree from Texas Tech University. T.J. was a counselor for Shallowater ISD in Shallowater and for the Children's Home of Lubbock. T.J. enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to fish, travel, shop, read and loved being with her pets. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 36 years, Gerry; mother, Audie Sonnenburg; children, Kent Etchison and his wife Marlo; daughter, Missy Himango and husband Shannon; brother, Guy Thomas and his wife Lynn; and step-brother, Gary Sonnenburg; five grandchildren, Morgan and Peyton Himango, and Keeley, Gage and Blake Etchison; nephew, Jack Thomas and his wife Tredessa; and a niece, Kelly Curbow and her husband Michael. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Thomas. Memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2824 Lubbock, Texas 79408. To send your condolences to T.J.'s family and view tributes visit www.memorialdesigners.net.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 28, 2012