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Thereasa Lynn Vilos

 

September 15, 2022

Thereasa Lynn Vilos, died on September 9, 2022, at the age of 53 from cirrhosis of the liver at Washakie Medical Center. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend.

She loved people and had the gift of a caregiver. She was the life of the party and loved having fun. She loved children and all she talked about were her grandchildren. She loved to shop and would spend hours in one store no matter how big or small the purchase. She was artistic and loved oil painting, camping in Hyattville, Wyoming with Devon, her father and family, but her love was at the beach and ocean. She loved to gather rocks, shells, sand, and loved her ornaments she collected for her Christmas tree. Domestically, she hated to fold and put away the laundry of any kind. She loved to cook and was always trying to find new recipes. She loved to have fresh flowers around her home, and she was always picking any and all flowers from mom's flower gardens. She loved growing vegetable gardens and most of all she was a Daddy's girl.

Thereasa was born July 28, 1969 in Worland, Wyoming to Frank Thomas Vilos and Ermina Lynn (Frost)Vilos Braun, the eldest of four children. She grew up in Worland. As a child, she joined a dance class and also took piano lessons, graduating from Worland High School. She attended Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyoming, receiving an Associates of Science and Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, receiving another two-year degree. Thereasa applied for a candidacy for volunteer firefighter in the The Dalles, Oregon, passing all required written and physical exams as well as all screenings and background checks. She was given her certificate to fight her first fire on the hills behind The Dalles, Oregon. She was a manager of the toy store, Toys Galore, in Capital Mall loving every minute, demonstrating the toys. She waited tables for the Rams Horn Cafe, a family-owned restaurant for many years. She also worked in the medical field employed at the Washakie Medical Center. Although she was known to be a very hard worker and would work any and all shifts needed, she was always at least 15 minutes late no matter where or what she was doing.

She married William Lloyd Humphrey Jr. on Jan 30, 1990, in Olympia, Washington. They also had a wedding in the Greek Orthodox church in Worland where she lived. Thereasa and Lloyd had two sons; Kevin Allen Humphrey and Zachary Aden Humphrey.

Thereasa is survived by her significant other, Devon Bivens of Worland; father, Frank Thomas Vilos of The Dalles; mother, Ermina L. (Frost) Braun of Lyle, Washington; two children: Kevin Allen Humphrey (m. Stashia), three grandchildren: Keaton Emmett Humphrey, Liam Keagan Humphrey, and Xander Lee Humphrey, two step-grandchildren, Logan Craig Ruffing and Damien Robert Humphrey and Thereasa's younger son, Zachary Aden Humphrey; three siblings: Deianeirra E. Kelley (m. David) and nephew, Eric Staats and niece, Alexandra Staats of, Spring, Texas, Franceina Brackenbury (m. Fred III.), nephews Joshua and Caleb of The Dalles; brother, Branden Scott Vilos; nephew, Thaddeus and niece, Stella of Cody, Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Frederick William Frost, grandmother, Ermina L. Smith Frost Williams, grandfather, Chris G. Vilos Sr., grandmother, Elisabeth Marie Shedlock Vilos, uncles: Carl Frederick Frost and Chris G. Vilos Jr., aunt, Elaine Marie Vilos Laird and three cousins, Christina Tyler McVea, Justice Tyler and Stacey Nicole Vilos Fauth.

Thereasa, you will be missed by all who knew and loved you!

Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel in Worland (1320 Big Horn Avenue). Memorial donations may be made to Bryant Funeral Home to help with funeral costs and sent to PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at http://www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.

 
 

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