Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Alma Woods Terry
July 15, 1911 - July 5, 2009

My sweet Grandpa Terry passed away Sunday night. He was 10 days shy of his 98th birthday. Even though I had about as much time to prepare for this as a person could possibly have, it has not made it any easier. He was everything a grandpa should be. Our little family is traveling to Utah for the funeral on Friday where Jeremy has been asked to play "Goin' Home" on Grandpa's recently refurbished Conn trumpet.

I love this smile.
Grandpa and Grandma Terry celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on June 1st this year.
In this photograph, Grandpa is standing in the exact spot where he was born. He passed away in his bedroom about 30 feet from where he was born.

Meeting Tennyson for the first time.

Tending the garden.

Sitting in his chair.

While he could, he was always eager to hold Tennyson.

Grandma & Grandpa Terry with the finest of their posterity.

Four generations: Grandpa and Grandma Terry, my mom, me and Tennyson.

Grandpa sitting in his massage chair.

Giving Tennyson a potato from Grandpa's garden.

I love you Grandpa!


ginger said...

These are simply lovely. And I'm sure you are the finest of his posterity.

Hillary said...

He was lucky to have you as a granddaughter. You have the same sparkle in your eye that he did.

Doug and Laura said...

Sorry for your loss!

Katie said...

Oh Suz!! I loved this guy. I remember at your homecoming he came to the table we were eating and sang us a little ditty - just for the heck of it. He was so jolly. I'm sorry to hear he passed away but I know you'll enjoy going home and reminiscing with your fam. I really do like funerals. I like celebrating the wonderful person who will be missed with all the other people I know who loved them.