Therese L. McClelland, of Georgetown, TX, loving wife of Robert McClelland passed away to be with her Lord on January 2, 2010 while surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Gepka Pool of Madison, South Dakota.
She is survived by the love of her life, husband Robert and their two daughters, Barbara VanDyke and husband Jeffrey of Holly Springs, NC and Nancy Sproul of San Angelo, formerly of Eldorado, TX. She is also survived by her brother, Sherman Pool and wife Marjorie of Albuquerque, NM and their children, Jeff Pool and Kathy Smith. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Bryan Sproul and wife Stephanie of San Angelo, TX, Alison Dawson and husband Travis of Waco, TX, Lindsay Cassler and husband Matthew of Columbus, Ohio, and Shannon VanDyke of Raleigh, NC; and last but not least, one great-grandson, Landon Sproul.
Therese was born on June 27, 1928 in Volga, South Dakota. She graduated high school in Madison, South Dakota and then attended the University of Denver. There she was a member of Sigma Kappa and Zeta Phi Eta sororities while also being affiliated with Kappa Sigma fraternity. Therese met her future husband at the University of Denver; they were happily married on June 17, 1951 in Denver, Colorado.
Wherever Robert’s job took this adventurous couple, they made numerous friends and memories. Therese first worked at the Denver Civic Theatre before teaching kindergarten. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge with her friends, and singing with more than nine different choirs throughout the years. Her love of singing led her to the Sun City Singers. Therese actively participated in the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) since 1981. As a church volunteer she also visited many nursing homes for over seven years. However, Therese’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchild.
A memorial service was held at The Worship Place in Sun City, Georgetown on January 5, 2010 at 11:00 am with Reverend Ron Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Worship Place Library Fund, 811 Sun City Boulevard, Georgetown, Texas 78633.
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Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.