Theresa Squires Taylor age 58, passed away on April 21, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana, surrounded by her family. Theresa was born on April 4, 1961 in Anaheim California to Vinola Saunders Squires and Garry Squires.
While living in Western Montana Theresa attended Loyola Sacred Heart High School in Missoula and Western Montana College in Dillion and Idaho State University in Pocatello Idaho. She moved to Idaho Falls, working as a publications Manager for Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co. (Idaho National Laboratory) for 8 years, until she met and married the love of her life, Rick Taylor and moved to Polson Montana with her son Scott in 1996.
Theresa worked as a Lake County Civil Clerk for 2 years before becoming the Executive Director for American Red Cross of Lake County until it was consolidated with Flathead County. She continued to organize and run the Lake Swim Program for many years after.
Fulfilling her love of animals Theresa started volunteering with the Mission Valley Animal Shelter, eventually serving on its Board of Directors for 20+ years. She filled many roles including Board President, organizer of ‘Doggie Dash Days’, interim Manager, cleaner of cages and foster mom.
To further her love of giving back Theresa served on the Polson School District Board for 12 years, 8 of those years as President.
For the last several years Theresa owned her own Bookkeeping, Accounting and Business Management Company serving many clients throughout the Mission Valley.
Theresa was so much fun to be around, she was adventurous, spontaneous and inventive. She has a quick wit and livened a party with her stories and joy. She was so compassionate and a great listener to those in need, making everyone feel special and important. She never knew a stranger and was dependable to everyone. If something needed to be done, she figured out how to get it done and made sure it was done. She loved her family and was a fantastic photographer, she had an artistic eye and had a passion for antiques.
Devoted to her family, she is survived by her loving and devoted husband Rick, sons Scott of Brooklyn, NY, Aric of Humble, TX, Jason (Brenda) of Snoqualmie, WA, and daughter Kirsten (David) Dallmann of Boise, ID. Grandchildren Paige and Carter Dallmann, Amanda Taylor and Ethan Taylor. Mother Vinola Squires of Dillon MT, sister Sheila (Brad) Cottom of Dillon MT, brother Bill (Michelle) Squires of Idaho Falls, ID. Nieces Kristen and Karli Cottom, and Shelby Squires, nephews Kevin Cottom, and Wyatt Squires and numerous extended family.
Theresa requested to be cremated and services will be announced at a later date. In leu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Theresa’s name to the Mission Valley Animal Shelter in Polson Montana.