Theresa R. Vander Wilt, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by her beloved family. She was born Dec 21, 1951 and was a graduate of Valley High School. She married her husband Dr. Darlo Vander Wilt in 1973 and they spent 46 cherished years together. Terri was kind and loving to everyone she met. Her greatest joy in life was being a mom and grandma but not just to her own kids, as she helped raise many others. Known as the neighborhood mom, her door was always open. Her last words to her husband were “love my kids and be patient.”
She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph A. and Bonnie M. Michael and brother Dr. Joseph A. Michael II.
Theresa is survived by her husband Darlo; brother, Timothy A. Michael; her children and grandchildren, Wendy Wintheiser and her children Cade, Jayce and Jess, Danielle Maupin and her daughter Holland, Darlo Vander Wilt II and his wife Brean and daughter Violet, Michael Vander Wilt and his wife Jennifer and sons Kian and Kaleb, Larissa Vander Wilt and her husband Justin Kreinbrink and their children Bella and Brady, James Sanchez and his wife Shelly and Damien Vander Wilt and his wife Melissa and great grandson Milo. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews, many dear friends, classmates and parishioners of both the Catholic Church and Shepard of the Valley Presbyterian Church. Terri’s strong sense of family, humor, strength and kindness will live on through them all.
At the family's request, in lieu of flowers please consider Memorial contributions in Theresa's honor, to the American Cancer society.
A Rosary will be recited Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, located at 7999 Wyoming Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. Urn Bearers will be Cade Wintheiser, Jayce Wintheiser, Kian Vander Wilt, Kaleb Vander Wilt, and Brady Kreinbrine. Honorary Bearer will be Damian Vander Wilt.
Theresa care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114