After a short, but hard-fought battle with cancer, Theresa left us here on Earth to be with God on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Born Theresa Mary Busch on Dec. 1, 1959, she married Ron Everhart in 1978. They moved with their two kids to Idyllwild in 1987 and, shortly after, a third child was born. Theresa adored everything about Idyllwild and after nearly 30 years of life here, she never wanted to leave.

Everything she loved she loved very deeply — most of all her family. She worked tirelessly for years to support and defend them.

She was also a mom to many of the Idyllwild kids and she loved that role, as did they. It was hard to peel her away from the family, even for some much-deserved “girl time.”

She loved her friends unconditionally; one could not have asked for a better friend. Entering a room like a whirlwind, always smiling and positive, her energy would rub off on everyone there.

Just a few other things she loved dearly were frogs and bugs, her music and birds, planting a garden, Halloween, Bud Light, NASCAR, the Chargers and forever, Johnny Cash.

She worked and volunteered at the American Legion Post 800 and even carried the POW/MIA flag, marching with the Honor Guard in the July 4th Parade. I remember her telling me how proud she’d felt that day.

Theresa is survived by her husband Ron and three kids, Daryl, Grace and Carol. She leaves two brothers, Bill and Johnny, and five grandkids, Meeka, Jesse, Brodie, Maddy and Jace.

Rest in Peace, dear sweet friend. You’ve touched so many lives. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. We will miss you always.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the American Legion Post 800. Munchies appreciated.