Theresa G Trombley
Birth Date: November 4, 1927
Death Date: November 24, 2016
Theresa G. Trombley PhD. 11/4/1927 – 11/24/2016
Theresa G. Trombley PhD. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 4, 1927 the older of two sisters. Theresa’s interest in fashion began in modeling school with Phyllis Bell Ideal School and as the winner of Miss Manchester and runner up for Miss New Hampshire 1946. One of her early modeling jobs was tea room modeling at the Collingwood in Manchester. She attended art school as a fashion illustrator in Washington DC after graduating high school from St. Joseph’s Girl’s Catholic School in Manchester. Theresa met her husband, Daniel J. Trombley in New Hampshire and then married in Vallejo, CA on July 28. 1948. Theresa and Daniel settled and raised their family in San Diego, CA. Theresa was widowed on 10/21/2011. Theresa and Daniel were married for 63 years; together they had 8 children; Sheila, Noreen, Daniel Jr.(deceased), Robert, Teresa, Shawn, Michele and Mary. They adopted their grandson Miles. Theresa has 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Theresa received her Bachelors of Science from UCSD extension, Masters at National University and received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Behavior from La Jolla University, San Diego on May 17 1985.
Theresa was very much a part of the early technology with careers at Soltron in computer design, NCR in the computer and processor design field. Unisys processor design and bubble memory research and then retiring from Burrough’s processor design and bubble memory research, Theresa also enjoyed a career with San Diego City School District as a bus driver and audiologist.
Theresa had keen interest in continued education and was a life long learner. She was well read with interests in fine art, child education in the arts and computer science. As mother, she strived to provide a home that was influenced by her passion in art and education. As example, she continued her own education, career and business ventures against all societal norms for a women of her generation. It was Theresa’s dream to open an art school, California Studio School to bring the experience of art to children. It was her philosophy that any type of exposure to art opens you to your own talents. Theresa acquired a Fictitious Business Name Statement for California Studio School in November 6, 1991.
Theresa in own right was an established fine artist. Her paintings included scenery’s from the New Hampshire countryside to the seashore. She also enjoy painting portraits of her children, pets, still life in her home, San Diego landmarks and the Madonna. Both Theresa and her husband Daniel, join talents to create bird houses, furniture and doll houses that Theresa would adorn with her painting. Cabrillo National Monument, The San Diego Museum of Natural History were beneficiaries of her talents as a docent, volunteer exhibit illustrator and art editor.
Theresa favorite poet;
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost
We will grieve our mother’s passing but will always have a part of her in our art, careers and passion for life. We love you Mom – Sheila, Robert, Teresa and Michele.
We will be holding a Memorial Mass and reception on December 6th at 10:30 AM at
Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church
3131 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Please feel free to call for any additional information; Terry 619-840-1233