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Theresa Phelps

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HELPER - Theresa Ann Halpine Phelps died Aug. 13, 2013 in Salt Lake City.

She was born Jan. 30, 1924 in Omaha, Neb., to Jack and Clare Halpine.

Married O. W. Phelps M.D. at St. Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha, Neb. He passed away March 10, 2000.

Theresa was a long time resident of Helper, and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish. She attended Mercy Central School of Nursing, graduated as an R.N. Cadet Nurse and would have shipped to World War II but the war ended days before she graduated. She went on to get her BSN. Theresa then taught nursing at Creighton University in Omaha. There she met her future husband O.W. Phelps M.D. They later had seven children, all raised in Helper.

Survived by Walker Phelps, Olivia Phelps, Mary Clare Phelps, Patricia (Phelps)and Leon Erramouspe, Michaela Phelps, Hellen (Phelps) and Keith Fleming. Grandchildren: Nick, Ann and Leon Erramouspe, Mary Sherman-Korver, Philip Sherman, Terry (Phelps) Peddy, Cyrus Nassersaeid, Hellen, Kathleen, Patrick and Kevin Fleming. Great grandchildren: Kiean Sherman, Graciann Theorine, Chloe and Cara Erramouspe and Ava Korver.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Clare Halpine, her husband and lifelong love O.W. Phelps M.D.; daughter Theresa Ann (T'Ann) Phelps-Steele.

Vigil service, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 7 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church (5 South Main, Helper). Funeral Mass, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, 10 a.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday one hour prior to service at the church in Helper. Committal, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Theresa online at

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