Hi Nancy Curra,
How were you deleting-reinstalling the theme? If you were using the admin interface (and not FTP) it is possible that the theme files were not properly removed. I would suggest you begin by trying to replace/reinstall the theme using FTP.
You can follow these steps for uploading a theme via FTP.
Also, a quick tip, it sounds like you had tried editing the theme files directly. The trouble with doing this is that any changes you make will be lost when the theme gets updated. Instead you can create a Child Theme with your customisations and leave the original Theme so that it is safe to update. Here are some guides to Child Theming: