Teresa Joan Pence

Teresa Joan Pence, 63, of Leavenworth, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Providence Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1948, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Elmer and Loretta (Nobles) Hurren.

Teresa Joan Pence

Teresa was a graduate of Presentation High School in Berkley, Ca. On Dec. 22, 1979, she married Robert “Bob” R. Pence in San Francisco, Ca. He survives at the home. She is also survived by two sons, Robert (Lynn) Nemeth of Leavenworth and Christopher Nemeth of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Erica, Zsofia and Kaz; her sister, Patty Finnegan; and many cherished female friends.

Teresa enjoyed counted cross stitch, gardening and was an animal lover especially her cats.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Humane Society of the US.