Theresa Louise Paul, 73 of Kooskia, Idaho, died Feb. 3, 2017, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, from complications of diabetes.
Theresa was born Dec. 3, 1943, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Chester and Amanda (Arispe) Prall. Theresa was a high school graduate and married Tommy D. Paul on Dec. 9, 1961, in Grangeville, Idaho. While Tommy was off working at being a tree faller and miner, Theresa found her lifework as a restaurant cook/manager in various cafes and bars in the Grangeville and White Bird, Idaho, areas and also Lancer Lane Bowling Alley. She really enjoyed working with everyone and serving the public. She was a Christian.
Theresa was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tommy Paul; her parents, Chester Prall and Amanda Cotton; stepmother, Ruth Prall; and her brother, Lyle Cotton.
Theresa is survived by her sons, Michael and Bryan (Roberta) Paul of Kooskia, Idaho; daughter, Kristy (Blaine) Stamper of Meridian, Idaho; 10 grandchildren: Armanda (Mark), Chance, Shane, Kaitlyn, Jade, Newton, Tate, Skylar, Kayce and Cody; seven great-grandchildren: Delaci, Kennedy, Josiphone, Aubriegh, Riley, McCoy and Bentley (they all meant the world to her); sisters, Alta (John) Clark, Grace (Carl) Richter, Mona Pelz, Rita (Bob) Bjordal and Mary Sullivan; brothers, Rick (Connie) Prall, David (Kathy) Prall and Ed (Mary) Prall; and many nieces and nephews too numerous to list. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Theresa has been cremated and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho. You may send condolences to the family at trenaryfuneralhome.com.
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