Missoula billboard remembers beloved Mountain Line bus driver - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Missoula billboard remembers beloved Mountain Line bus driver

Posted: Updated:

David House is blind, but he wants everyone in Missoula to see how much he loves his late wife every time they go out for a drive.

David met his wife, Theresa, in grade school. She was his younger sister’s best friend. The two were married for 34 years, until a late-stage cancer diagnosis on September 11, 2017 changed everything.

Theresa passed away nine months later. David said she was a beloved member of the Missoula community, and he wanted to remember her in a special, visible way. He decided to get billboards positioned around Missoula with her picture and a note saying how much her family misses her.

“I felt that she was so well loved in this community,” David said. “It was a way to honor her memory, and, you know, for people to be reminded of her even though she’s passed away.”

Theresa was a popular bus driver for Mountain Line in Missoula. David remembers all kinds of stories from her routes, like the day a passenger sang her a love song and played his guitar for her. David says she drove her bus and served her passengers until her body began to fail her.

“She treated each person as if they were…as if she was their personal chauffeur,” David said. “She gave them dignity and respect and just made them feel special.”

Theresa’s billboard is scheduled to appear in six different Missoula locations over the next year. Each billboard will be positioned along a Mountain Line bus route. David hopes the billboards will help keep Theresa’s memory alive in the Missoula community, and says she’s still part of his daily life.

“I still get flooded with memories every day of her,” David said.

  • StatewideMore>>

  • Thanksgiving fire safety tips to know

    Thanksgiving fire safety tips to know

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-11-21 03:44:15 GMT

    While the kitchen is the heart of a home during the holidays, it's also a common place where fire start. Missoula Rural Fire has a few tips to know before cooking up Thanksgiving fixings.  Missoula Rural Chief Chris Newman said cooking fires are the main cause of house fires nationally, and the number one rule to remember on Thursday is to never leave cooking unattended.  

    While the kitchen is the heart of a home during the holidays, it's also a common place where fire start. Missoula Rural Fire has a few tips to know before cooking up Thanksgiving fixings.  Missoula Rural Chief Chris Newman said cooking fires are the main cause of house fires nationally, and the number one rule to remember on Thursday is to never leave cooking unattended.  

  • Missoula Rural Firefighters return after battling Southern California fire

    Missoula Rural Firefighters return after battling Southern California fire

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-21 03:29:59 GMT

    After helping fight the Woolsey fire in Southern California, a group of Missoula Rural firefighters are back home, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Missoula rural fire sent a task force of six firefighters to Camarillo, California to help fight the Woolsey fire. Libby Hooper was on that team and said the Woolsey fire is different than what she's used to seeing in Montana. 

    After helping fight the Woolsey fire in Southern California, a group of Missoula Rural firefighters are back home, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Missoula rural fire sent a task force of six firefighters to Camarillo, California to help fight the Woolsey fire. Libby Hooper was on that team and said the Woolsey fire is different than what she's used to seeing in Montana. 

  • New call center expected to bring over 300 jobs to Butte

    New call center expected to bring over 300 jobs to Butte

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-11-21 01:35:58 GMT

    BUTTE- A new call center will open in Butte next year and bring over three hundred jobs to the Mining City. FCR is opening a new location in Butte. The Butte office will be a call outsourcing center that will provide callers with information via telephone, text message or social media. 

    BUTTE- A new call center will open in Butte next year and bring over three hundred jobs to the Mining City. FCR is opening a new location in Butte. The Butte office will be a call outsourcing center that will provide callers with information via telephone, text message or social media. 

  • Most Popular

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.