Theresa Sallie Elizabeth Simpson Schrader

Oct. 4, 1944 – March 11, 2020

TORRINGTON – Memorial services for Theresa Sallie Elizabeth Simpson Schrader, 75, are postponed indefinitely. The were originally scheduled for Friday at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Matt Gordon officiating.

Sallie passed away March 11, 2020, at Banner Health Hospital and cremation has taken place. At Sallie’s request, please honor her by wearing bright colors. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences can be sent to

Sallie was born to Richard Ernest and Theresa Pearl Simpson on Oct. 4, 1944, in Torrington. She spent most of her life in Goshen County. She attended grammar school in Huntley and Battle Creek, Mich. She graduated from Huntley High School.

After high school, she attended the Cliff Mann Floral School in Denver, Colo. She married the love of her life, Jack Schrader, on July 29, 1962. They were blessed with three children: Cindy (George) Baldridge of Torrington, Doug Schrader of Wright and Susie (Greg) Asa of Lingle.

She spent many years working on the family farm and Holly Sugar, beginning as a sample carrier and working her way to pulp drier operator. She enjoyed crafting, gardening, painting, drawing and writing poetry. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Huntley Homemakers and on a bowling league. She loved doing crafts with her children and grandchildren, one of her favorites being May Day baskets to deliver to unsuspecting family, friends, and neighbors.

Her family was sure to receive a corsage or boutonniere at Easter every year, made by her, to wear to church. She was known for making and decorating the most amazing birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren. She also made wedding cakes and the flowers for numerous weddings. She had a vast collection of angels that decorated her home and brought her much enjoyment.

She is survived by her husband, three children, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Her father, mother and half-brother preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial, with the recipient to be determined at a later date.


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