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Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Theresa Anne Buck

December 14, 1935June 20, 2020
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Theresa Anne Buck, 84, of Arlington, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020. Theresa was born in San Benito, Texas on December 14, 1935. An avid Girl Scout, she graduated from San Benito High School. Her love of music was evident from her study of piano, participation in choir, and playing French Horn in band. Theresa was a serious student and member of the National Honor Society.

She attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, was co-editor of the yearbook, a member of the choir, and worked part time at the public library. Theresa graduated with a degree in Elementary Education, where her love for children and teaching became a lifelong passion. Following graduation in 1958, Theresa moved to Warner Springs, California to begin her teaching career where she met her husband-to-be on a blind date. They were soon married at Mission San Diego de Alcala and lived in San Diego where their first two children were born. They returned to Texas in 1966 to be closer to their families and made their home in Fort Worth, where their third child was born, before soon settling in Arlington.

Theresa taught for over 35 years. She earned a Master of Education from Texas Woman’s University in 1981 and taught at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School and Roark Elementary School. She was named Roark’s Teacher of the Year in 1994. Following her retirement and until her stroke in 2009, Theresa served as a substitute teacher at Saint Maria Goretti and Saint Joseph Catholic Schools in Arlington.

She was very strong in her Catholic faith and a long-time contributing member of Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church where she was involved with her own children’s education and extra-curricular activities, as well as being an active member of the Church Choir, Women’s Guild, Garden Club, and Leisure Club. Theresa continued to be involved in Girl Scouts as an assistant leader and was a member of the Engineering Wives’ Club. Theresa loved to travel, play bridge, and crochet, and enjoyed shopping and organic gardening. Most of all she treasured spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandson Charlie, of whom she was extremely proud.

Theresa is survived by John, her husband of nearly 60 years, her children Lisa (John), Lee (Lynn) and grandson Charlie, and Ron (Bob); her sister Elaine (John), and brothers George (Jim) and Charles (Jeni) and their families, including in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their children and grandchildren. The family extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to her loving caregivers of the past 11 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the services. A visitation will be held at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76012 on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 South Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Moore Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Theresa’s name to Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School, 1200 South Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76013 (secretary@smgschool.org) 817-275-5081.

Services

  • Visitation with Rosary at 2:00 PM

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Patricia Mira

June 27, 2020

Dear Lisa & Family,
I know it is hard to comfort yourself in this extremely difficult loss. Your mom was amazing in so many ways. Her passing means she is at peace in the presence of our Father. She loves you more than she can say. She will remain in your thoughts & memories until you meet her reunited with her forever. God will give you another person(s) to care for in this lifetime. He will give you strength to step into each new day, although this season is your time to grieve and mourn. Be kind to yourself. Many people are praying for you & loved your mom as well. I wish I had met her. She had a wonderful, fulfilled life. You are God's gift when she gave birth to you. Continue to light the path for others who need your help, knowledge & guidance. Love & Hugs, Tricia Moffat Mira

George Goolsby

June 27, 2020

Theresa has always been a strong presence in my life as her younger brother of five years. I was very shy as a child and I credit her with bringing me out of my shyness. She would tease me unmercifully, I thought. But she forced me to take risks and live beyond my fears. Thank you, Theresa. There are those who’d say you did too good of a job.

wanda junek

June 26, 2020

Theresa and I were friends through grade school and high school. I loved her dearly. We also taught in southern California at the same time and extended and enjoyed our friendship there...RIP My Dear, Sweet Friend.... Blessings and Love to her family

Julie Laseter

June 26, 2020

Lisa and I were roommates at Texas A&M but I also went to school with her mom.
Theresa and I took classes at UTA during the summer of 1986 to get our ESL certification. It was a very fun summer and I was so fortunate to have Theresa in class to help me. She was a gifted teacher who will be missed by all who knew her. ❤️

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April 1936 - Theresa and her mother, Alice

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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Theresa and her father, Glenn

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1942 Halloween

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1 year old

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April 1936 - Theresa and her mother, Alice

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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Theresa and her father, Glenn

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1942 Halloween

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1 year old

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7th Grade

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1947 - Theresa and her father, Glenn