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Theresa M. Christley (DeCecio)

November 19, 1925 - May 21, 2007

Burial Date May 25, 2007

Viewing will be Thursday, May 24, from 4-7 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be Friday at 11 am at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements.

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Theresa M. Christley, 81, of Sweet Home passed away Monday, May 21, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born on Nov. 19, 1925 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania; the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Calao) DeCecio; fifth of their seven children.

She married Bob Christley June 10, 1944, after he returned home from WWII. They settled in Fontana, California where they raised four children; Bobby, Linda, Claire, and Laurie. A devoted Catholic, she believed in the power of prayer and always kept the Lord close to her heart.

She worked for many years at Keizer Steel in Fontana in the clerical field. Upon her retirement in 1983, Bob and Theresa moved to Sweet Home and spent the remainder of their lives together enjoying their family.

Theresa, “Dolly,” was a pillar of strength and support to all she knew. She will always be remembered for the constant love, care, and commitment she showed to her family and all the others she touched. Her love was never-ending and will always be carried on in all of our hearts.

Her legacy will live on within her daughters, Linda and Laurie, and husband, Les; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son, Bobby; daughter, Claire and husband Bob.

The love of one will live on in the hearts of many forever…

Viewing will be Thursday, May 24, from 4-7 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be Friday at 11 am at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements.