Obituary: Theresa Helen Starrh |

Obituary: Theresa Helen Starrh

Theresa Helen Starrh, 83, of Gardnerville, passed away December 24, 2011. She was born September 14, 1928 in Philadelphia, Penn., to Fredrick Nelson and Mary Margaret McDermott. She was a child care provider and enjoyed volunteer work. She was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church and received the “Senior Samaritan Volunteer of the Year Award” several times from the Governor for her dedication for over 20 years. She loved her family and friends, to dance and collect a wide variety of music. She enjoyed bingo and volunteering at the senior center.

Theresa was preceded in death by her first husband, Isadore Blumentha; her second husband, Louise Starrh; sisters, Rosemary Cecot and Louise Spyrka; brother, Fred Nelson and daughter-in-law, Julie Blumenthal. She is survived by her son, Robert L. Blumenthal and step-son, Arthur Starrh; daughters, Judith White, Barbara Jane Plemons (Joseph Plemons); step-daughter, Kathleen Wilson (Gary Wilson) and Loa Booth; fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.