OBITUARY

Theresa "Terry" Ann (Haigh) Workman

May 21, 1954June 10, 2018
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Theresa Ann Workman was born on May 21st 1954 in Minneapolis Minnesota to Jeremiah and Patricia Haigh. She was the 3rd child joining her older brother Jerry and older sister Gene. Three years later, her last sibling Peggy was born. At six years old, Terry and her family moved from Minnesota to Phoenix. Living in a modest home, Terry not only shared a bedroom with her two sisters, they also shared a bunk bed set where Terry always got stuck with the middle bunk. Being the middle child, AND middle sister, she got the middle bunk.

She met Thomas in 1974 in a dance club. He asked to borrow her pen to get another girl's phone number. Terry gave him the pen, but then staked her claim. They married shortly afterwards. Tom was a single parent of a two year old son, that Terry took to immediately. She loved, and raised him as her own. Even after Shawn was in his “terrible two’s” and her sister Peggy said, “Don’t marry that man! His kid is messed up!”

In 1980, she gave birth to her daughter Felicia. Soon after in 1984, she had her son Brandon.

Terry was an amazing mother to all three of her children. She took pride in being a stay at home mom, and being involved with all of her children’s activities. She loved being on the PTA board, and helping in all of the classrooms for all of her children.

Terry was an incredible grandmother to her one and only grandson Gunner. She loved to have Gunner up to her home in Paulden where she would cook big meals, play in the sandbox, off road in his go kart, and watch movies together. Grandma and Gunner definitely have a very special relationship.

Terry is survived by her partner Thomas Workman, son Shawn Workman, daughter, Felicia Stoffel, son Brandon Workman, grandson Gunner Stull-Workman, Sisters Gene DeVaux, Peggy Leehe, nephew Jason Hunt, and niece Kim Haigh-Shackelford.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Theresa "Terry" Ann (Haigh) Workman

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Thomas Workman

June 22, 2018

I met Terry at the Den almost 44 years ago to the day, it didn't take long before I knew she was The One. We danced so great together. She accepted Shawn as her own. We went on to have 2 more children, Felicia and Brandon. We had our ups and downs like others. In late 2012 somehow she felt it was good to divorce me and kick me to the curb, but I got up and dusted myself off. I convinced her we should move north to a slightly cooler and less crowded area, we ended up in Paulden, 105 miles north of our old house, moved in April 2013 in early 2018 Terry found out she had cancer and as a short time went by was told nothing more could be done to cure it. When she passed on 6-10-2018 my whole world came crashing down and my heart was so broken. I can only imagine how she and our children felt. I am going to miss her so very, very, very much. I loved Terry, always have, always will. No one will ever, ever take her place. Love you Terry so much.

Faith Peterson

June 14, 2018

Through Shawn, I know what a special Mother Terry had been and how much she meant to him.
When I knew how excited she was to see Gunner born I could see all that.
Gunner adored Grandma Terry & loved her very much and we also will make sure photos of Grandma Terry are always there for him to see her and talk with him about her and add her in our nightly prayers. She will be missed greatly...Terry also meant a lot to Amber, Gunner's Mother.
Our condolences to her three children... Shawn, Felicia and Brandon and to Tom. As well as other family members and friends. Terry will always be remembered being the special woman she was.
Amber, Gunner & Faith

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Gunner, grandma, and grandpa

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Early 1970’s

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