Former peninsula resident Teresa M. Main died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Pahrump, Nev., after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 48.
No formal services are planned. Her family and co-workers will form a team to walk in her honor at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 3, in Las Vegas.
Ms. Main grew up in Soldotna and worked in her family's business, Main Equipment Rental. She later opened Froggi's Party Rentals. In 1989 she returned to college and earned a bachelor's degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography. She worked for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department as a crime scene analyst.
"Teresa was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and became an advocate for cancer awareness. She shared her cancer experience with many others inspiring and encouraging those she met. She also took pride in her work as a crime scene analyst and strove to be a voice for victims of violent crime. She was an accomplished beader and earned the nickname 'Johnny Apple Bead' because of the numerous individuals she taught to bead, as well as the wonderful pieces of bead work she generously gave to family and friends. She was a loving aunt and her nieces and nephews will sorely miss their beloved 'Aunt T.' She also is survived by her work family at CSI," her family said.
She is survived by her parents Larry and Virginia Main of Pahrump; sisters, Linda (Tim) Mattoon of Pahrump; Kathryn (Charles) Sharp of Nampa, Idaho; nieces, Kimberly Rowell, Brenda Anderson and Laura Anderson; nephews, Jeffrey Anderson and Matthew Mattoon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation under the team "CSI for a cure 01/17/2008."
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