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Obituary: TERRY, DOUGLAS

Published: Saturday, Nov. 22 2014 7:24 p.m. MST

Douglas Stringfellow Terry 1932 ~ 2011

Douglas Stringfellow Terry passed away of heart failure on May 3, 2011, surrounded by his children exactly one year after the funeral service of his dear wife, Corrie.Doug was born September 17, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to La Grand R. and Clara Leah (Stringfellow) Terry. He grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from South High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Corrie Van Tussenbroek on October 28, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of two boys and four girls. Doug served in the army and was stationed in the South Pacific and in the States as an artillery and rifle-training specialist in addition to maintaining military vehicles. After his military service he graduated from Trade Tech College as a machinist/mechanic which became his life's profession. Doug sacrificed and worked very hard to provide for his family. Doug could repair anything - cars, boat engines, washing machines, and so on. It was remarkable how he could overhaul an item with a part or two left over and still have it operate correctly! Doug also loved BYU football, family parties, fireworks, water fights, teasing others, Condie's chocolate, and climbing Mt. Timpanogos, which he did over sixty times! As a faithful member of the LDS church he served in many positions including the bishopric, temple worker, Sunday school teacher, and so forth. It was his greatest wish that his children become "preachers and teachers". Doug is now with the love of his life, Corrie, who he has missed so much. We are grateful to our Heavenly Father for the wonderful blessing of eternal families. He will be missed by his children: Douglas (Susan) Terry; Van (Lori) Terry; Ann (Andy) Moore; Carolyn (Bryan) Butterfield; Colleen Terry; Corrie (Robert) Christiansen; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; his siblings Elise Bowers; Glenis Welling; Margene Wiest; and Janeé Spencer. Preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his brother, Vaughn. A viewing will be held at Jenkins-Soffe S. Valley Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) South Jordan, Utah from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The funeral will be held May 11 at noon at the Saratoga Springs Stake Center, 587 S. Saratoga Springs Road, Saratoga Springs, Utah, with a viewing that morning from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive (1495 East). Online condolences: www.jenkins-soffe.com