Harold L. Terry
- Date Of Birth: March 9, 1928
- Date Of Death: November 13, 2014
- State: Montana
Captain Harold Lewis Terry, USN retired, died on Thursday, November 13, 2014. He passed away peacefully in his sleep due to pneumonia and complications with Alzheimer’s disease. Hal was 86 years old and had a full, adventurous life. He was raised in an orphanage in Kentucky. At 16 he went on to Baria where he supported himself as he finished high school, doing his last two years in one year so he could fight in WWII. He spent 30 years with the United States Navy. He loved flying airplanes. Hal retired in 1975. He then went to Alaska for 15 years, to fly for Fish and Game. He wrote a book titled, “Fly the Wild and Stay Alive”, a flight training manual.
Hal was born March 9, 1928. He was the third of 6 children born to William Terry and Dora Henderson. His siblings William II, Henry, Yolanda, Roberta and Shirley precede him in death. Robert is still living. Hal’s first love was Shirley Goodrich, together the couple parented David, Brian, Kevin, Teddy and Kitty, who passed away in 2013.
For the last 4 years of Hal’s life, he has been blessed with the very best caregiver, Robin McGurran. She has made us smile every day through the trials of Alzheimer’s disease and our long good-bye. We will forever be grateful for her laughter and warmth!
Through my tears, I feel excitement for Hal and his new healthy and holy adventure to the life beyond. He believed in his savior, Jesus Christ! I know that he will be greeted to Glory by that Savior, as well as his naval comrades, his many friends and family, including his girls!