OBITUARY: Philip Leon Terry

Philip Leon Terry

December 29, 1944 – May 29, 2022

Philip (Phil) Leon Terry was born in Ontario, Oregon on December 29, 1944. About a week after he was born he was adopted by Almar Roscoe Terry and Nora Belle (Moser) Terry. He passed away on May 29, 2022 in Boise, Idaho at the age of 77.

Phil grew up on his parents’ farm in Harper, Oregon, and after graduating high school, he attended Oregon College of Education. He graduated in 1967 with his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Phil married Radene (Scott) Terry on July 4, 1976, in Vale, Oregon. To this union, two children were born, April (1980) and Philip (1984).

Phil was an elementary teacher for 33 years. He taught in Brogan, Vale, Elgin and finished his teaching career at Annex for his last 24 years. He also worked at K-Mart for 29 years, and delivered newspapers for The Argus Observer off and on for many years.

Phil is survived by his wife, Radene; his two children, April and Philip, of Ontario; his three fur-granddaughters, Aspen, Angyl and Patches; his brother Mike Terry and his sister Kim Yee, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Roscoe and Nora Belle, and his in-laws Richard and Dorothy Scott.

A special thank you to his ICU nurse, Amanda, at Saint Alphonsus in Boise.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunrise Christian Church, 968 S.W. 30th St., Ontario, Oregon.  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario, Oregon, followed by a reception around 11 a.m. at Sunrise Christian Church. Nate Banta of Sunrise Christian Church will lead the services.

Note: Updated June 3 with added information from the family.