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Theresa Nell Madden


Last updated 8/8/2014 at Noon

Theresa Nell Madden, 68, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor.

Theresa was a homemaker most of her life. She was married to the love of her life, Tommy Madden for 43 years. They raised 5 children together. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She really enjoyed things like arts-n-crafts, playing bingo, watching Elvis movies and listening to his music. She also enjoyed cooking in her earlier years and watching the cooking show in her older years. But most of all, Theresa was well known for loving her grandkids being around her. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Madden; father, Thomas Smith; mother, Lou Ellen (Touchette) Madden; sister, Cora Woodard, and brother, Thomas Lund.

Theresa is survived by her daughters, Tina Pachuca and husband, Herman, Jennifer Smith and partner, Juan Calchado; sons, Tommy Madden Jr. and partner, Kim Elmore; Burley Johnson, Robert Johnson all of Orange. She is also survived by her sisters, Doris Schexnider and husband, Larry of Mauriceville, Donna Woods of Orange; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from noon until 2:30 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, at 3:00 pm at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

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