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Therese DeGrood Lord

1956 - 2016

Therese DeGrood Lord, 59, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in her Santa Barbara home on Sept. 12, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Nov 22, 1956 in Mankato, MN to John and Shirley DeGrood. Therese was the sixth of 13 children.

Therese moved to California in 1984. She married the love of her life, Dan Lord in 2000.

Therese first worked as a draftsperson for a landscape architect and for the past 25 years as a personal assistant for Mr. Ernest Bryant.

Her family and friends will always remember her bright smile, endless compassion for the less fortunate, quick wit and kind & generous ways. Theresa was a loving wife, stellar sister, fun aunt and faithful friend. She enjoyed meeting new people and would forever remember you by name. Therese had a passion for the arts, gardening, cooking, skiing, but her main passion was helping people.

Therese is survived by her husband, Dan, her mother, Shirley, 8 sisters & 3 brothers, many treasured nieces and nephews and her dog Scooter. She was preceded in death by her father, John, and brother Joe.

The family is grateful for the loving care and support from neighbors, friends and the hospice staff for their guidance and support in her final days. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.

Therese will be laid to rest in Mankato, MN next to her father and brother Joe.

Please join us for a celebration of Therese’s life on October 1, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Morgan Hall 4575 Auhay Dr. S.B, 93110
The ceremony beginning at 2:45

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