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Theresa Bordeaux Badgett


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Theresa Bordeaux Badgett Obituary
Bordeaux Badgett, Theresa "Dyce"



Theresa was born September 28, 1928 as the youngest daughter of Alfred and Mary Bordeaux. She always treasured the memories of growing up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, surrounded by a large extended family and good friends. With one foot in the traditions of the Lakota Sioux and another in rapidly evolving post World War II America, she embarked on a lifelong adventure marked with significant contributions to her country, community, friends and family.

After graduating from Mount Saint Scholastica College, Theresa was appointed to the US Air Force Officer Candidate School and served as a communication officer at the Pentagon and Strategic Air Command Headquarters during the Korean War. Later, she began a 20-year career in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at Intermountain Indian School, progressing through a series of assignments in Albuquerque and serving as Chief Budget Officer for the BIA in Washington, DC. Her children will always be grateful for having had a devoted, strong, and inspiring mother who provided a happy home. Mom's love, guidance, and good example provided an excellent foundation for our lives.

In retirement, Theresa's years were filled with travel, adventures with like-minded contemporaries, artistic endeavors, bridge games, and care of her beloved schnauzers, SuzyQ and Tuffy.

Theresa is survived by two children, Mel (Nancy) Badgett and Julie (Paul) Patti and five grandsons: Grant Badgett and Andrew, Stephen, Joseph, and Michael Patti. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, especially her beloved nephew, Chester Lambert.

A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW in Albuquerque, with a lunch reception to follow in the parish hall. A Rosary will precede the Mass at 9:30 a.m. Later, a private burial service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Theresa at www.FrenchFunerals.com.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 13, 2016
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