Thea Brotherton

Beloved Mother of Colin and Sister of Gary & Rich Brotherton, Trudy Catanzaro, Tina Kelley, Tammy Barrett, Trica Cullinane.
Sister in-law of Candy Brotherton, Tony Catanzaro, Mike Kelley, Scott Barrett & Kevin Cullinane. She was a dear aunt, niece, cousin and friend to many.
Thea was a 1990 Graduate of Lafayette High School and 2000 Graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy


  1. Tracy Layton on February 6, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Deat Tammy and Family – I was very saddened and hurt for your family as I read about Thea’s passing in the Post-Dispatch. I have fond memories of the great times at your house, as youngsters Tammy, with Thea, Tina, and Trudy, and your very special mother. I will keep all of you in my prayers- God’s Blessing’s, Tracy

  2. a friend on February 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    It is with a grieved heart,Im writing.I knew Thea from church, and for a couple of weeks more intently as her helper at home.I believe She wanted to be the loving,bubbley kind,and happy person she was .But occasionally,she dissapeared from that person and became someone else that she didnt know,or want to know,(and some of us didnt want to know either)but she always had to pay the consequenses for that other person she would become. I hope this is not offensive,She was always up front and about having Bipolar disorder.She has fought this disease/disorder and has temporarily lost. This is a site that I wanted to put Thea in touch with,but failed to do so. This man grew up with a bipolar parent and has many coping skills from different perspectives,the man, women,or child with it.The husband,wife,parent sibling or friend that supports the partner or child with it. This is not the end all do all,but is a valid resource. If you know someone else with this, get them and yourself on this site. Bi Polar-Needs Help!

    Im gonna miss Thea’s genuine love for Collin and her nieces and nephews,friends and family. She is in a better place and at peace with no more double mindedness. Thea told me over dinner how she had understood being so helpless and needing forgiveness and guidance, and was so relieved to have asked Christ into her life. There was still double mindedness within her,But not with Christ in her. SHE was saved,She is at peace!She is present with the Lord in heaven. I look forward to the day of seeing her made whole with her joyfull loving spirit and no doublemindedness. If you are hurting from the loss,please take the time to embrace that pain as it is the richness of her spirit touching you,if you are hurting from some treachery please,let it go,and take the time to forgive,as Christ forgives us our tresspasses.In this personal time of grief take the time to forgive and be kind to yourself.Dont confuse the hurt,greif,remorse, with something you imagine you need to be punished for. If you havent done this before,please pray this
    “Christ to come into my life,forgive me of my short comings, failures,and sin.I Believe you were Gods Son and were sacrififced on the cross because of and for payment of all of our sins; That you rose again the third day,that I might be for given and have everlasting life.”-If you pray that prayer in earnest and believe it- you are born again! You are for given. You have been given the gift of eternal life!and will see Thea again in a better place. Get a Bible and read it! daily! Get into a Bible teaching ,preaching,church.Laffayette Bible baptist would be a good one,but if its too far one could be recomended.God will speak to you and you will change you from the inside out,to be a testimony for Gods goodness.May God bless all of us that have been touched by Thea’s life may her good ness remain in our lives. Im sorry .

  3. Monica on February 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Family and friends of Thea,
    I will always remember her geniune kindness, generosity and passionate spirit. She was truly the dearest and best friend I will ever have. I and my family will miss her daily.

    To all the children in Thea’s life,
    You all held such a special place in her heart. She cherished every moment that you spent with her and loved you so very much.

  4. Jodi Perry on February 9, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Thea, your journey here on earth is finished, you have given us many happy memories, may you finally be able to rest in peace.

    now may you rest in peace.

  5. Tony and Maureen Jones on February 9, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Dear Tina, Tammy, Trica, and family,

    I attended the NAMI group in 2007 and found it to be very beneficial. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet Thea at one of the meetings. I was impressed with her strength in telling her story to a group of people she met for the first time. She had been through a lot and had made so much progress. I was lucky to get to speak with her for a few minutes during a break in the meeting. Thea was very nice to me while sharing a little more of her story. I thanked her for coming and complimented her on her accomplishments.

    I am so sad to hear this news of Thea’s passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Tony

  6. Alfreda Pulley on February 11, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Thea’s passing. I worked with her for a while at Apria healthcare. She was truly a beautiful person.

  7. Shamrock Building Supply on February 13, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Dearest Gary and Family –

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    God Bless
    Your friends at Shamrock

  8. Bradley Moreland on February 14, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I was friends with Thea in pharmacy school….I just found out about her passing and wanted to offer my condolences. She was always such a sweet and kind girl. Best wishes for her family, and young son.

  9. Todd Walters on March 13, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to Thea’s family. When I first met her many years ago, she was one of the most beautiful spirits I had the privelage to meet. She was always kind, like her mother and a caring and giving human being. She always made me smile even when things were not so great. I am certain she is now in Heaven with her mother, watching down over her son. My prayers are with you.

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