HAMILTON – Teresa Marie Zelezny, 58, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday March 18, 2010, at her home, of respiratory failure.
She was born Jan. 30, 1952, in St. Ignatius, to Eugene Zelezny and Cecelia (Cissy) Zelezny Iverson.
Teresa was raised in Hot Springs, and graduated from Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman in 1970.
Being the free spirit that she was, she lived in many places such as Wyoming, Kalispell, Missoula, Plains and Hamilton, where she met many dear friends along the way.
On March 15, 1980, she gave birth to her son Quinn, whom inspired her every day for the last 30 years and she loved him with every ounce of her being.
On Nov. 23, 1985, she married her soul mate, Richard P. Morton. They lived many of the happiest years of her life on their “Little House on the Prairie” in Camas Prairie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Zelezny and Cecelia “Cissy” Iverson; her brothers Joseph and Robert Zelezny; and her beloved husband Richard P. Morton.
Teresa is survived by her precious miracle child Quinn Zelezny; and adopted daughter Jamie (Dena) Bergmann of Hamilton; her uncle William Zelezny of Rollins; sister-in-law Frances Zelezny of Clay City, Ind.; several cousins and many, many dearly loved friends.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the C’mon Inn Hotel Banquet Room in Missoula.