Theresa Ann Hughlett

July 20, 1972May 11, 2018

Theresa Ann Hughlett, age 45, passed away peacefully from cancer at her home on May 11, 2018. She grew up in Bakersfield, California and attended Norris Middle School, North High School, Bakersfield College and CSUB graduating with her Bachelors Degree. She was a talented teacher and taught for 17 years at McAuliffe and Berkshire Elementary. She loved all the students she had ever taught. She worked with a great group of teachers and staff that she loved very much and instinctually became like family.

Theresa was a strong Christian woman who had a passion for living life to the fullest. She was born a selfless, loving daughter and gave of herself to be sure her mother's and father's knew how much she loved them.

She married Dennis Hughlett at a young age and was married to him for 27 years. She was a devoted wife and cherished her union with Dennis. Together they had a beautiful son; at 37 year's old, and he completed their family. Jacob was blessed to have an amazing God-fearing mother to love him, shape him and teach him to be the sweet and respectful Christian young man that he is today.

Theresa was surrounded by brothers and sisters who adored her. Her kind nature and giving heart spoke volumes. Theresa was more than just a sibling, she was a best friend, a confidant, a shoulder to lean on and a prayer warrior.

Her friends were numerous. Everyone she met she developed a connection with. She always spoke from the heart and gave from the heart. She made us all want to be better people.

Earth may cry because we lost a loved one here, but ALL of Heaven rejoices when one of it's own returns home.

Theresa, we will always love you; today, tomorrow and yesterday. But we know that we will see you again. In God's timing, we will be reunited Forever!

She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Hughlett and their wonderful son, Jacob; stepdaughter, Tasha and son-in-law, David Hudson, grandchildren, Willa and Jemma in Indiana, two loving mother's Mary Piletic Johnson and Kathy Link; loving step father Glenn Link; 7 loving siblings: brother, Joe Johnson; sister, Rita Lowe and brother-in-law, Shannon; brother, John Johnson and sister-in-law Angie; Sister, Rebecca Bever and brother-in-law, Shane; Sister Lola Caraway and brother-in-law, Brett; sister, Wendy Hundley and brother-in-law, Tom; brother, Ryan Young; nieces, Stephanie, Courtney, Misty Reaves, Madison, Mikayla, Breanna and Chesney; nephews, Glen, Cody, Michael, Matt Fuller, Cody, Collin, Tyler, Shane, Michael, Noah, Ian and Cameron; great nephew, C.J. and her husband Dennis's siblings that loved her dearly, Steve and Marie Lopez, Ric and Chris Lopez, Dan and Edward Lopez, Barb and John Abbott, Wayne and Janice Rivera, Susan Tweedy, Danny Jimenez and Christina Moralez; numerous nieces and nephews; uncle, Ken Piletic; aunt Jan Coodey and Carole Watson; cousins, Michelle and Marty Barefield, Makenzie and Jacob, Steven and Diane Coodey and Amanda, David and Stephanie Coodey and Andrew, Trinity and Gabriel; special friends Rick and Nicole Douglass. Celebration of Life will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93306 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10am. Followed by a Graveside service. A Reception will follow Graveside services at The Iron Brotherhood Club located at 1715 Elzworth, Bakersfield, CA 93312.


2 June

Celebration of Life

10:00 am

Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary

Hillcrest Chapel

9101 Kern Canyon Road
Bakersfield, CA 93306


  • Graveside Service, Reception

Theresa Ann Hughlett

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Stacey Katomski

May 23, 2018

Love my Aunt Theresa Uncle Dennis and Cousin Jacob. Best Memory from Family Reunion!

Christina Moralez

May 21, 2018

I was blessed the day I met Theresa 13 years ago. She welcomed me and my kids with open arms. She never had anything bad to say about anyone. It was always a positive conversation with her. I'm truly going to miss those conversations. Receiving her encouraging text messages always made my day. I adored her for the love she had for Danny. She never doubted him once. That was her always. She saw the good in every situation and in every person. She was the strongest women I know.
I will miss your warm hugs and your beautiful smile. I will treasure you always and keep you in my heart.
I miss you immensely.


May 21, 2018

Posted twice can not find post out there.
Dennis is my first cousin.
Dennis and Jacob my heart breaks for you both. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Theresa was such a beautiful soul. Barbara and
Wayne have kept me informed. God only takes the best.
Tom & Judy

Joe Johnson

May 19, 2018

Thanks For that wonder Christmas we spent all together it was a joy .for, me to have been able to spend what seems short to me . But I'm thankful for any time with brothers and sisters even if I showed differently all I'm saying is I'm sure your happy doing all u wanted in life and learning the ways you teach . I'm Soo mississing u sis every day. I ask y? I will never get that answer till u tell me.. I'm tears as I type this this .was going to Google speech then no one would make it .lol..see u when the time comes. Love always your brother Joe.

Barbara Abbott

May 18, 2018

I thought of you today,
But that is nothing new.
I thought of you yesterday
And the days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part.
God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.
Theresa, my sister in law has been in our family when she came into our life 27 years ago. Theresa was a special, sweet and wonderful person. She is going to be truly missed. Prayers to Dennis and Jacob.

Janice Rivera

May 17, 2018

Theresa has been my sister in law for almost 20 years. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. And also one of the strongest women that I ever met. God truly got another angel.

Patricia Luevano

May 17, 2018

My deepest condolances are being sent' i had the honor of meeting theresa through my niece christina & Danny, we struck a awesome conversation her love for the Lord and how excited she was when she found out they were having their son, i will miss her, Dennis i pray for the lord to be your strength during this trying time her legacy will live forever in your and your sons life, amen

Nicole Douglass

May 17, 2018

Theresa was my best friend. I like to call this picture, "Thelma and Louise" :-)

Mike Simon

May 17, 2018

Leticia Pelayo

May 16, 2018

Mrs. Hughlett played such a huge part in my daughter Vanessa’s love of books and school. She was always so kind and had such a beautiful bubbly personality, it was such a blessing to know her. She will be so very missed by our family. ❤️