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Theresa Mary Whalen

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Theresa Mary Whalen

Theresa (Teri) Mary Whalen peacefully passed away July 14, 2013 with family by her side at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ignatius and Mary Arko; brothers, Frank and John Arko and her oldest daughter, Peggy Saucedo. Teri was born on March 11, 1931 in Pasadena, CA, where she attended St. Andrews High School and John Muir College. She married John (Jack) Whalen on June 21, 1952. Jack and Teri started a family and moved to Rancho Palos Verdes where they lovingly raised their 6 children. After 37 years, their children grown, Teri and Jack moved in 1999 to Orange, CA. Teri is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack; brothers, Matt Arko (Judy), Ed Arko (Dottie), Bob Arko (Dodie); sister, Betty Arko; sister-in-law, Betty Arko; children, Nancee Whalen (Kim), Joyce Schmidt (Paul), Shirley Rickard (Greg), Ken Whalen (Cara Jeanne), Peter Whalen (Ruth), as well as ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary will be said at Shannon-Bryan Mortuary in Orange, CA on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be performed at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Orange, CA on Friday, July 19th at 1:00 p.m. Condolences can be offered to the family in care of the Shannon-Bryan Mortuary at 137 East Maple Avenue Orange, CA 92866. Contributions can be made to the Braille Institute. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 17, 2013
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