Theresa M. Deines, 67, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, passed away Monday, October 9, 2023, at her home with her loving husband at her side. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Chuck Wagon Church, 1408 E. 12th Street, in Scottsbluff, with Theresa’s close friend and pastor, Al Wilson, officiating. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Aglow International or to the Chuck Wagon Church Youth Ministries. The service will be live-streamed and recorded to Theresa’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Theresa was first and foremost a devout believer. She had to put on many hats throughout her life but the one that she loved the most was that of being a true Christian through and through. She had a formal Catholic upbringing in Northern Iowa where she was raised in a home with seven other siblings. Her parents were Leon Thome and Connie (Badker) who together raised the family on a farm northeast of Saint Ansger. Theresa graduated from high school and soon after married Randy Mobley.
She and Randy moved to Colorado and started their family. They welcomed children: Isaiah, Reniah, and Josiah, who were all born and raised in Loveland, Colorado. The couple divorced and Theresa later met Leroy Deines in 1995. A daughter, Moriah, was born to them in 1996. The family then relocated to Scottsbluff in 1996 where they made their home at 1624 7th Avenue.
Theresa and Leroy started Praise Windows in 1993 in Loveland and continued the business for many years before moving to Nebraska. They then began Praise Windows in Scottsbuff. It was a family-built business and all of the children put in their time washing windows all over northern Colorado and Nebraska.
Theresa was always one who opened her door to anyone in need of help. She raised her own children plus fostered many kids along the way. One of which they adopted. She helped countless people throughout her life and had wisdom beyond her years. She would always answer the call, no matter what, to help someone in need.
She loved singing and dancing, apples (one a day), cinnamon popcorn, sushi, traveling the world, supporting ministries however she could by showing up or sending money, and her family. Theresa was an artist (painting or sketching) and enjoyed re-doing her home in Scottsbluff.
Her personality, well, there might not be words to describe it. Let's try: bold, fierce, wild, free, extraordinary, exceptional, maternal, eccentric, joyful, loud, curious, frank, stern, opinionated and Christian.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Deines; children, Isaiah (Stacey), Reniah (Bradley), Jesse, Josiah (Florence), Moriah (Stetson), and Tobiah; grandchildren, Kenny, Alexiah, Kamdyn, Emersyn, Bo, Thomas, Nickolai, Aniah, and Josiah; great-granddaughter, Renlyn; stepmom, Joan Brannon; siblings, Jim (Babette), Kevin (Shonn), Chris (Kelly) Peter (Cheryl), Cathy (Vern), and Denise; stepsiblings, Robert Wood and Julie Morrison; brother-in-law, Roger (Denise); along with other extended relatives and friends.
Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bruce Thome; and stepbrother, Bruce Rutherford.