TORRINGTON – Teresa Rosalia Anderson passed away on Dec. 18, 2018, while receiving palliative care in Torrington. She was diagnosed with cancer one month prior to leaving this Earthly life. Teresa was 71 years old and had relocated to Torrington from Denver, Colo., in January to live closer to one of her children.
Teresa was born to John and Mildred (Weishapl) Kleidosty in Herndon, Kan. She grew up in Herndon and married JR Unger, also from Herndon. The couple had three children together: Sheila (Unger) Meyer, Jim Unger and Shannon (Unger) Fleming. Teresa and JR later divorced and Teresa married John Anderson of Holdrege, Neb., in 1975. John and Teresa had one son together, Brandon Anderson. Teresa lost both John and their son Brandon within 11 months of one another.
Prior to relocating to Colorado from Kearney, Neb., in 1987, Teresa volunteered a great deal of her time for the American Cancer Society, Good Samaritan Hospital and St. James Catholic Church. Over the years, she also held numerous advisory board positions.
Teresa’s passion and discerning taste for haute couture fashion was supported by her successful career at The Cherry Creek Mall for 27 years, where she was employed by Saks Fifth Avenue and Burberry Ltd. After a rewarding and successful career; Teresa retired from Burberry last year.
Teresa was very thankful for her children and their spouses and frequently said she did not know what she would do without them. She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Shannon and Patrick Fleming of Torrington and Sheila and AJ Meyer of Roxborough Park, Colo., and one son and his wife, Jim and Laurie Unger of Yuma, Colo.
Teresa is also survived by her three brothers and their spouses: Phil and Keli Kleidosty of Kauai, Hawaii, Tony and Bev Kleidosty of Riverdale, Neb., and John and Bette Kleidosty of North Platte, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends.
Proceeding in her death were her grandparents, parents and both John and son Brandon.
A celebration of life for family and friends will take place in February in Colorado. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service for family will take place this coming summer.
Memorials are requested to support local ministerial volunteers serving the sick and aging members of our community.