Willard Fred Terry
My Dad was born in Miles City, MT, December 17, 1916, the second child to Mabel & Ira Terry. All his life he was proud to be an independent man, but involved with an extended family. He honorably served in World War II as a fireman with the United States Navy, first aboard the USS Franks then the USS Shea, both Destroyer Minelayers in the South Pacific. After discharge, he worked the C.C. camps for a time, then went to work for Campbell Soups in New Jersey. He came to the Valley, where his mother lived in 1950. He went to work for Weyerhaeuser, met my mother Dorothy and they married in 1951. I came along shortly thereafter and in 1955, they bought the farm in Carnation where I was raised and he lived with my mother until her passing in 1992. My dad passed November 8, 2008, now they are together again.He was a fixture in the Valley, where he had many friends and family. We will celebrate his life Sunday, November 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. as a pot luck, at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation, join us. We will all miss him. But please be happy for him, he had a good long life and he was loved, especially by me, his three grandchildren April, Erin and Shawn and great-grandchild Kyle.Thank you, Rhonda If you wish, instead of flowers, just give something to your favorite charity.