Teresa Lou Bader


WORLAND – Theresa Lou Bader, 61-year-old Worland resident, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at the Washakie Medical Center.
Theresa was born in Thermopolis on May 22, 1951 to Arthur and Hazel Maxine (Pearl) Cooper. She attended school in Worland, graduating from Worland High School in 1969. During her high school years, she loved playing softball and was a member of the Monarchs softball team. This love of baseball continued throughout her life. Following graduation, she attended Casper College where she earned an Associates Degree in business and accounting.
On June 25, 1971, Theresa married Lyle R. Bader in Worland. One son, Nicholas, was born to this union. She began work in August of 1980 at First National Bank (later to become Pinnacle Bank) and had been a dedicated employee for the past 32 years. She most recently held the position of Quality Control Auditor for all Pinnacle Banks of Wyoming.
Theresa was an active member and served as treasurer of the local organization of B&PW (Business and Professional Women) Reforestation (memorial trees). She was also an active member and served as treasurer of the Big Horn Basin Muzzleloaders. Gorgeous Gals was also on her volunteer list, and she enjoyed being a part of this wonderful group of cancer survivors.
Theresa loved the outdoors and camping where her specialty was Dutch oven cooking. She was very passionate in her love for her family and friends. She was quiet, but a true friend, always up for helping someone else. She has many nieces and nephews who will always remember her kisses on their cheeks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill and Leroy Cooper; an infant sister, Peggy; and brother-in-law, Carl Bader.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Lyle Bader; son Nicholas (Amber) Bader and grandson, Aiden all of Worland; brother, Ed (Becky) Cooper of Ten Sleep; sister, Patty (Larry) Lamb of Douglas; brother-in-law, Dale (Joyce) Bader of Thermopolis; sisters-in-law, Rhonda (Mark) Ronning and Kristy (Jon) Pavlus all of Worland, Pam Conley of Lander and Sandra Bader of Baton Rouge, La.; aunts, Gerry Burton of Worland and Anna (CJ) Pearl of Basin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her “adopted” mom, Meg Stark of Worland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 at the United Methodist Church in Worland with Rev. Huston Green officiating. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to B&PW Reforestation Program or Gorgeous Gals in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, Wyo. 82401. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.
Bryant Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.