Theresa Ann Francis, 64

Funeral services for THERESA ANN FRANCIS, 64, will be held at 10am on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rick Cederholm officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Theresa died on September 1, 2013 at the Central Wyoming Hospice Center in Casper, Wyoming. Visitation hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 3pm to 7pm and the casket will be open briefly following the funeral service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at

Theresa was born on February 5, 1949 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska the daughter of Fred and Dorothy (Bower) Backman. She grew up and attended school at Torrington. Theresa worked at the Coast to Coast store, Jack & Jill Grocery Store and Main Street Market until her retirement in 2011.

Theresa liked to be with her family. She enjoyed camping, fishing, swimming and playing pool. She was an avid follower of college and pro football and basketball.

She is survived by her daughter, Tressie (Mike) Austin of Douglas, WY.; a son Robert Francis of Torrington; sister Tammy (Steve) Benshoof of Huntersville, NC; and a brother, Troy Backman of Cheyenne, WY.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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