Mrs. Theresa “Terri” Janine Power died after a long struggle with illness in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 20th, 2022, at the age of 65 years old. She passed peacefully while surrounded by family.
Theresa is survived by her loving husband Mr. Daniel Power of New Mexico, daughter Janine (Esgar) Reyes of Kingsville, Texas, daughter Lorraine (Jake) Moore of Camdenton, Missouri, daughter Lindsey (Emmanuel) Marshall of Fort Collins, Colorado, daughter Aeron Danielle Power of Austin, Texas, son Eric (Alicia) Power of Austin, Texas, and son Ryan Power of Austin, Texas. Theresa is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Theresa is preceded in death by parents Janine and Sergio Velasquez, sister Catherine Velasquez, and sister Annette Smith.
Also left to mourn her loss are Theresa’s siblings Jack Velasquez, Diana Leonard, Pierre Velasquez, Ginette Ramirez, Paul Velasquez, Rene Velasquez, and Suzette Harris, all of Texas.
Theresa was born on Tuesday, August 28th, 1956, to Janine (Rollot) and Sergio Velasquez in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Sam Houston High School and graduated in 1974. Theresa went on to study at El Paso Community College and graduated with an associate degree in Real Estate. She worked in Real Estate for 38 years and often said she had a passion for helping people find homes to help them experience the American Dream. Theresa married Mr. Daniel Power on Saturday, October 20th, 1990, in El Paso, Texas. They were married 31 years and had six children.
Theresa was a devout Catholic who cherished her children and loved spending time with family and friends. She cultivated her French culture through travel and frequent communication with her cousins abroad. She enjoyed skiing and spotting all kinds of wildlife who frequently visited her home in Ruidoso and she made the world a more beautiful place with her gardening. Those of us blessed to know her will always remember her as a generous and caring person who genuinely loved helping others.