Theo Alderman, age 30, of Sheridan, Wyoming formerly of Broadus passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 in Miles City.
Theo Betty Lou Alderman was born on March 20, 1992 in Spearfish, SD to Gary & Theresa (Trucano) Alderman. Her sister, Jennifer, and her cousins were anxiously waiting at the Trucano Ranch to meet her! Some of Theo’s favorite things to do was to play Barbie dolls with her sister and friends, watching Barney on tv, creating playdough figures, feeding & petting her kittens, swimming and going to the “Tastee Freez” for ice cream, swinging on the swing set and riding bikes “around the loop”. She loved her dogs Tillie, Murphy & Louis, and cats Suzi & Barney. She and her sister loved riding tricycles and playing in the back room at Alderman Oil. As they grew up, they became entrepreneurs by bagging ice and selling it in the c-store, which paid for their college education.
Theo graduated from Powder River Co. High School in May, 2011. She entered True Colors Cosmetology School in the fall and graduated with an emphasis in hair color techniques. At the time of her death, she worked in her own salon in Sheridan, WY. She loved her clients at the P.R. Manor, cutting and perming hair, and taking care of them.
Theo was looking forward to going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this summer and spending time with her friends. It was an event she never missed. She designed some of her own body art (tattoos) and loved them! She was a gifted artist that could draw anything from memory or a picture that Beau, Hallie, Nora or Mya asked for. She also made “blanket forts” for movie night with the kids. The girls loved “Auntie” to cut and style their hair, especially on school mornings. She also loved playing “beauty salon” with the girls and would give them pedicures and manicures. Beau and his sisters loved to play Mario and Donkey Kong video games. She taught them how to pass to the next level using her tips and tricks. She was a great sister and always was there when Jennifer and Ben needed backup due to family chaos!
Theo loved collecting antiques and interior designing. She just finished painting and decorating her new home in Sheridan. She decorated one room with old lp vinyl records from her collection. She loved listening to music and was an “old soul”. She had an lp vinyl collection just like her Mom and received a cherished “Stevie Nicks” album at Christmas from the “fam”! She loved arrowhead hunting in the timber with her uncles, cousins, and family.
Theo always had a funny comment or story to tell. She was infamous for always being late and having others wait on her (Hmm-inherited that from her Mom’s side of the family)! She was a night-owl, loved reading and watching movies, “Netflix and chilling” with her dogs by her side and sleeping in the next morning! Theo loved to cook and learned from her Mom how to make her family Italian foods, polenta & bania cauda. She was also a very talented cake/cupcake decorator and would decorate all her nephew and nieces birthday cakes.
Theo lived life to the very fullest with no regrets! She had many wild and crazy times with her friends and classmates. She loved to laugh and have fun! You knew where you stood with her and she didn’t beat around the bush.
Theo is survived by her parents, Gary & Theresa (Trucano) Alderman, her sister, Jennifer Carlson and husband, Ben (her favorite brother-in-law!), their children, Beau, Hallie, and the twins, Nora & Mya, her grandmother, Betty Stabio, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Theo was predeceased by her grandparents, Charles & Theoline Trucano, Charles Alderman and Charley Stabio.
Pall Bearers: Ben & Jennifer Carlson, Lyndsey & Brian Bailey, Marlee Bilbrey, Jiggs Bilbrey, Cynde Jo & Chad Gatlin, Randy and Cynde Trucano, Rick Trucano, Bob Alderman and Bill Alderman. Honorary Pall Bearers: Beau, Hallie, Nora & Mya Carlson, Mike Alderman, all her cousins, classmates and friends.
Family will receive friends on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. Private family interment will be held in the Boyes Cemetery. Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Memorials can be made to the Amanda Gaskill Spay & Neuter Fund in care of Broadus Vet Clinic, 2 Vet Lane, Broadus, MT, or the charity of your choice.
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Bob and Carolyn Traub says
So sorry for your loss. Our hearts hurt so much for you all. Theo was such a sweet person and we always enjoyed her. She is definitely going to be missed by all. Hugs and Prayers for Gary, Theresa, Jennifer, and the rest of her family.
Laurie Janssen Claypool says
So sorry to hear about your families loss!
Thoughts and prayers to all of Theo’s family members at this difficult time!
Janet Rice says
Hugs and prayers Gary, theresa, Jennifer and all of Theo’s family, She will be missed by all. I am so sorry.
Vern and Andrea Rice says
Hugs and prayers to all of Theo’s family.
Lisa Tescher says
Please know you are in our hearts. We pray for peace over your family.
Love Dave and Lisa Tescher
Sheri Gali says
My heart aches for you guys! Theo was such a kind person and will be deeply missed. Love and hugs to you all.
Verna Brewer says
So sorry for your loss
Bub and Carlene Gaskill says
Condolences to the Alderman family.
Kaylene Danielson says
My thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Theresa and Gary, and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Glenda Flint says
I’m so sorry. Theresa and Gary and family, if there’s anything we can do to help, we’re here. Sending our most caring thoughts and prayers to you.
Patricia Franklin says
I’m so sorry for your loss.Hugs and prayers to the family.
Lisa Gaskill says
Our hearts are so broken for all of you.
Sylvia Zimmer says
So sorry for your loss… still can’t believe it.. hugs and prayers for strength..
Tom and Judy Collins says
We were so sorry to hear about Theo. Our thoughts are with you Theresa and Gary and the rest of your family.
Ward & Darcia Patten says
In our thoughts and prayers for comfort and healing for all of Theo’s family. May she be granted eternal peace.
Jane & Les Thompson says
Dear Theresa, Gary and all the Family,
Sending sympathies and love with very sad hearts; Losing our Children is one of the hardest. Theo was a fun kid with a happy smile. Rest in the Lord.
Clark Sowers says
Theresa and Gary
May the perpetual light shine upon Theo, amen.
I will offer my mass for her on Friday.
Cathy and I pray for your peace.
Chad and Sonja Harrington says
Gary, Theresa, Jennifer and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Pat Traub says
My condolences to the Alderman family.
May the Lord give you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Jim and Linda Bird says
Gary, Theresa, Jen and Family. We wish there were words that could ease your pain. Know that we love you and that Theo is now rejoicing in His eternal love and adoration.
Jim & Kathy says
So very sorry, for your lose. May God wrap his arms around you in this time of sorrow.
Carri, Alex and Connor Lancaster says
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
Vanna Byrd says
Keep your memories close! Hugs and prayers for all Theo’s family and friends.
Mitch Burley says
Gary Theresa and family do sorry for your loss.
SALLY ANN BORLA says
SO NICE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THIS AFTERNOON–IT MEANT A LOT TO JUST HUG ALL OF YOU AND SHARE MY SADNESS AND SHOCK TOO–SHE WAS WAY TOO YOUNG BUT I GUESS GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EVERYONE–I HAD SO MANY GOOD VISITS WITH HER BEFORE SHE LEFT FOR SHERIDAN–WE JUST NEVER KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE THE LAST TIME–SHE IS AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN FOR SURE–
Tammy Popp Schoenbeck says
Oh T-O you were such an amazing woman, Gary, Theresa & Jen you are in my thoughts & prayers
Levi and Amel McEuen says
Gary, Theresa, Jennifer, and all Theo’s family and friends,
Our sincere sympathies. May you be comforted by the One Who is The Comforter. Prayers for you and your families.
Carol Schneidt says
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Norm & Julie Samuelson says
Gary, Theresa, Jen and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Leann Brimmer says
So very sorry for your loss. Lots of thoughts and prayers for you all.
Gerald & Janet Himelspach says
Our sympathy to you Theresa and Gary! So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you all.
Tedi Jo Williams says
My heart is with you…We got to know your daughter because of Bailey. What a great girl!
Paul and Twin Klar says
Our deepest condolences, Sorry for your loss. Gary, Theresa, Jen and family you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Alyssa Ragsdale says
My heart hurts, for all of you, I will truly miss Theo more than words can say.
Patricia Houseman says
So sorry for your loss Gary and family. May God be with you at this time.
Gaylene & Tim Fortner says
We are so sorry, sending hugs and prayers.
Connie Barnhart says
So very sorry for the loss of wonderful Theo. She was a treasured former student and a talented cosmetologist. I loved having her cut my hair and sharing her fun sense of humor. Hugs to you all.
Carla & Jay Johnson says
Condolences to the Alderman family in the loss of Theo. May God Bless you all.
Darlene Songer says
Gary, Theresa and Jen, I’m at a loss for words in the passing of Theo. Just know that I’m sending prayers for comfort and peace to each of you. Hugs and prayers and thoughts to each of you!
Kitty and Tom Riggs says
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Merlin and Deb Brown says
Merlin and I so enjoyed Theo, one of the nicest, sweetest gals we meant during our time in Broadus. Our hearts ache for all of her family and friends. May cherished memories help you all through this sad time.
Elaine Smith Jenkins says
We are so sorry for you loss. Mom really enjoyed having Theo do her hair . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Elaine Smith Jenkins and Ellen Smith
Ken and Pat Jones says
So sorry for your loss,May God Bless you all.
Drew & Marni Gaskill says
Sending our deepest condolences to all of Theo’s family.
Sandy Thomas says
We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you all
Betty J Collins and Skin says
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your Theo. Such a bright and happy person. She will be missed by so many. Prayers and hugs to all the family. She always reminded me of her great grandma Emma whom I loved dearly. God bless all of you.
Dee Mobley says
So so very sorry.
Kurt & Julie Collins says
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lester and Dawn Aye says
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.
Mary Bordeaux says
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, my prayers and thoughts are with you all for comfort in this time of loss.
Mike and Tammy Pecha says
So sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Patricia Phillips says
Prayers to the family—–So hard to know our time on earth —Hugs to all
Sarah Wagner says
I am so sorry for your loss!
Dave and Pam says
Dear friends, We are here for you! May you all feel comfort from Our Lord above, in the weeks and months ahead. Theo touched many with her amazing talents and caring ways!
She leaves a huge void! Love, hugs and prayers
Robert Dunham says
So sorry for your loss. May God hold you close, and strengthen you during this time.
Robert and Jeanene Dunham
Harley Osterlund says
We meet no one in this life by accident. We had a lot of firsts together. And never short on laughter. I can’t believe you beat me to the next level you were always late to everything we did.
I’ll never perform Siri now with out dedicating it to you sense we wrote it in your living room with MURF laying on top of my feet.
I was so proud of the giant steps you made in the last year. I can never do another bucking horse sale without thinking of you. So so so many memories you caused in such a short time span.
You made people smile and feel good in your presence. That’s all you can ever ask for.
I love you and every memory we share together.
Till we meet in another life I’ll always be thinking of you!
Vic and Laura Lee Ullrich says
Sending prayers for comfort and peace as you go through the next days and months. May God, the great comforter wrap you in his loving arms and carry you until someday, somehow, you can stand again. She will continue to be a bright and shining star.
David Greer says
My condolences to the alderman family may Theo rest easy sorry for y’all loss
Karen Pino says
I simply can’t find the words to express how sorry I am in our loss of Theo. I am no stranger to the sudden loss of a child. I hope that you may find comfort in the coming days from knowing how much I loved her. She was a wonderful friend. Sturgis will never be the same without her. God bless you all while we try to learn to live without her. She was such a unique jewel that I was so lucky to have found in my life.
Ed & Elaine Gotfredson says
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and your families! Our hearts ache for you all!! May you be comforted by all the prayers sent your way!
Bobbi Traub says
I don’t even have the words, my heart is broken. Sending hugs and prayers to you, Gary, Theresa, Jenn and family.
Shawn and Shawna Wahl says
Gary and Theresa and family, we offer our condolences and will be praying for all of you. Words don’t help right now, but can see how many people were touched by Theo.
Greg and Lynn Gardner says
Gary and Theresa, Lynn and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Love Greg
Bill and Dina Gay says
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michael Brabant says
Sorry for your loss,
Gary,and Theresa im soo sorry for your loss.. my prayers and thoughts are with the whole Alderman family. Theo was a neat lady met her a few times delivering to u … no words can be said in this time of mourning in time ..MAY GOD HUG U ALL IN THIS TIME OF NEED.
Patsy & Mike Davis says
Gary, Theresa and family and all her friends,
Our heartfelt condolences to all of you during this heartbreaking time. I never met Theo, but by all the love and shared comments, she had to be a “Precious Ray of Sunshine” to so many in the small community of Broadus and southeastern Montana! Cherish your precious memories!
Charles & Susan Smith says
Gary, Theresa, Jennifer, and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved, Theo.
Robin Heidel Wolf says
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
Vera Clements says
Alderman family, so sorry. Theo fixed my hair a lot of times. Vera Clements