DEVOTED mum Theresa Simpson's life ended in one of Huddersfield's most callous murders.
She was killed at her home in Honley by her former boyfriend, 34-year-old Paul Walton - a man who attacked previous girlfriends who had jilted him.
The other victims had suffered beatings and harassment. Walton had been jailed before, but escaped on two other occasions with non-custodial sentences.
He thought nothing of taking Theresa's life and even sent a text message to her phone after stabbing her, stating he hoped she was dead.
Theresa lived in Roundway with her four children Jamie, 16, Charlotte, 15, Rebecca, 13, and Duane, 11.
Her funeral at Huddersfield Crematorium last July was attended by hundreds of mourners and many paid tribute to her skills as a mother.
The Rev David Barnes, of St Mary's Church, Honley, who led the service, said: "She was not just a good mum, she was a brilliant mum. Theresa was certainly a woman who loved life, who loved to party and who loved to shop."
Her daughter, Charlotte, added: "No amount of pain can take away the loss I feel for my mum and my best friend. She was an amazing woman who always wanted to do her best for us."
Her sister, Kathleen, said: "Theresa just loved kids. I can honestly say she would have done anything for her children. She spent most of her time looking after her children. But she also liked to shop and to party and she made many, many friends."
Theresa was born in Barnsley in 1968 where her parents, Malcolm and Elizabeth Heathcote, were living.
The couple already had a son, David, and a daughter, Kathleen. Another girl, Carmen, was born later.
The family moved from Barnsley when Theresa was just one, setting up home in Brock Bank, Dalton.
They spent many years in Dalton and made many friends. Theresa went to Rawthorpe Infant, Rawthorpe Junior and Rawthorpe High School and was described as a very popular girl.
After leaving school at 16 she joined a Youth Training Scheme and worked for a time at The Crypt below Huddersfield Parish Church at a coffee bar.
She married and had four children, but, sadly, the marriage ended in divorce.
The family moved to Honley five years ago and a year later she and all the children were christened in a service at Honley Parish Church.