Therese L. Pawlish
Therese L. Pawlish

March 6, 1940 - January 20, 2018
Born in Cody, WY
Resided in Lakewood, Colorado
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Therese L. Pawlish, age 77, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2018. Terrie was born on March 6, 1940 to Edward and Carolyn Sherwood in Cody, Wyoming, and was raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Thomas A. Pawlish, five children, Marie Lynch, Michael Pawlish (Judy), Joanne Guriel (Terry), Renée Pawlish, and Steven Pawlish (Michelle), eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Sherwood.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Cheyenne, and attended St. Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas. She left college and moved back to Cheyenne, where she met and married her husband. She and her husband lived in Cheyenne, New Mexico, California, Florida, and Colorado.

Terrie was a talented pianist and organist. She served as the organist at the chapel at Warren E. Air Force Base in Cheyenne, directed the children’s choir at St. Jude Catholic Church in Lakewood, Colorado, and also taught piano to children.

Terrie was heavily involved in crafts and craft fairs, which led to the start of her business, The Gingerbear House, where she created and sold gourmet soups, jams, and jellies. The business started in her house and grew large enough that she expanded into an old schoolhouse she purchased and renovated. She also loved to interact with her customers in Teddy’s Tea Room, named after one of her beloved schnauzers. After selling her business, she and her husband traveled extensively, she took up quilting, and they lived part-time in Maui. She was very active in a quilter’s guild in Maui where they made charity quilts.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 26th, 6 - 8 pm., vigil at 7 pm, at Horan & McConaty, 3101 South Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado. A funeral mass will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Lakewood on Saturday, January 27th at 10 am. Luncheon reception to follow. Interment will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, at 1:30 pm.

Flowers may be sent to Horan & McConaty, or a donation made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 3629 West 29th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80211.

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Horan & McConaty - Wadsworth
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO US 80227
Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vigil Service
Horan & McConaty - Wadsworth
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO US 80227
Friday, January 26, 2018
7:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Notre Dame Catholic Church
2190 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO US 80219
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO US
Saturday, January 27, 2018