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Theresa Hope, 53, of Edmond, Okla., passed away September 24, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She had a loving heart which she gave unconditionally and she will always be cherished and remembered. She was born January 21, 1962 in Topeka, Kan. She was adopted by Shirley and Earl Kraeger of Edmond and grew up in a loving home with brothers Paul and David. Theresa graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1980 and the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000. She served with distinction in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman for six years and as a trauma systems coordinator with the Oklahoma State Health Department for 11 years. Her lifelong passion for dogs led her to open Edmond’s first doggy day care center in 2004. Her passion for cooking was enjoyed by many friends and family. Theresa is preceded in death by her father Earl Kraeger and Brother Paul Kraeger. She is survived by son Trystan Hope, daughter Kassandra Hope, mother Shirley Driskill, brother David Kraeger, grandson Cedric Hope and longtime companion Mikie Grubbs. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at Baggerley Funeral Home, Edmond.
Published on  September 28, 2015
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