Theresa Livers

Funeral services for Theresa Livers, age 61, of Sidney were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Richland County Event Center with Pastor Richard Evans officiating. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney is entrusted with the arrangements. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.

Theresa Ann (Greutman) Livers was born in Williston, N.D. on November 7, 1956, to Herman and Cecelia (Fry) Greutman. Raised in Williston, Theresa was the second youngest of seven children, including three sisters, Helen, Mary and Bonnie, and three brothers, John, Richard and Jim. She attended Williston High School where she participated in cheerleading, track and played percussion in the Williston High School band. Theresa also retained her baton twirling skills into her later years and would still perform her routines for friends and family. In her teen years, Theresa developed her artistic talents and became a skilled artist in various media, including painting, drawing and photography. Theresa’s upbringing allowed her to cherish family, love history, respect heritage and believe in living life.

While always dreaming of becoming an oceanographer, the possible lack of oceans in N.D. directed Theresa to pursue another career path after high school. Theresa attended Williston State College and then later Trinity School of Nursing in Minot, N.D. where she became a Registered Nurse in 1979. Theresa then obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from Minot State University in 1988. After graduation Theresa worked at Mercy Hospital in Williston and then in Trenton, N.D. as the Director of Community Health Nursing. In 1991 Theresa started work as the Administrator of Sidney Health Center Extend Care. During this time, she completed her Master’s of Science in Community Health Administration and was a guest instructor teaching several healthcare related courses at Montana State University Billings. Theresa remained in this position until 2008 when she transitioned into what would become the Director of Continuum of Care Services at Sidney Health Center. Over the next 10 years Theresa dedicated her time to benefitting the community by supporting the development of outreach and support programming in the area. Theresa was greatly honored to accept the role of Interim CEO for Sidney Health Center in 2018. After 28 years, Theresa retired from Sidney Health Center, a place she considered her second home and family.

While in high school Theresa met her husband Colin who she started dating after he asked her out during English class. Colin proposed on their first date after Theresa made him bowl nine games at the bowling alley. Theresa married Colin on April 7, 1979 at St. Joseph’s Church in Williston. Colin and Theresa had two children while living in Williston, Michael and Stephanie. In 1990 Colin and Theresa moved to Billings where they gave birth to their youngest daughter Amanda. Later that year Colin and Theresa moved to Sidney where they have lived ever since.

Theresa was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. If anyone was more concerned for the well-being of others, that person was Theresa. From filling in as caretaker, friend, mother or mentor, Theresa had an innate ability to help people realize their potential and make the best out of any situation. She never shied away from sharing her stories and humor or listening to other people when they were in need and was always insistent on making sure friends, family and co-workers were well fed, regardless of the situation. When not insistent on taking care of everyone else, her two main loves were family and the outdoors. Theresa spent every spare minute outside surrounded by nature. She loved to capture the beauty of nature through photography and painting. During her earlier years Theresa was inspired by nature and created beautiful wildlife paintings. She also accompanied Colin on hunting trips over the years to photograph the landscapes. During the winter she could be found cross country skiing down by the river. In nicer weather she loved to hike the badlands, ride 4-wheeler and hunt for agates. She passed on her love for the outdoors to her children and grandchildren. Inspired by years of nature’s beauty, her final request to friends and family was to “Live more, Love more.”

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Theresa passed away at her home surrounded by her husband and three children.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Colin Livers of Sidney; her children, Michael (Meghan) Livers of St. Andrews, Scotland, Stephanie (Klayton) Carroll of Parachute, Colo. and Amanda (Ryan) Douglas of East Grand Forks, Minn.; her grandchildren, Abel, Aidan, Tristam and Ronan Carroll, and Harper Douglas; her siblings; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ceil and Herman Greutman; her aunt, Doris Vader; mother-in-law, Wilma Livers; father-in-law, John Livers; brothers-inlaw, Randy Livers and Steve Lodge; and uncle-in-law, Dale Manke.

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