• Date Of Birth: April 20, 1954
  • Date Of Death: August 1, 2016
  • State: Montana

Terry Lynn Keller was born April 20, 1954, in Kalispell, and passed away on August 1, 2016, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, after a short and unexpected illness.  He now joins his parents, Charles and Viola Keller, in heaven.

Terry attended school in Evergreen and graduated from Flathead High School in 1973.  He worked hard his whole life, first in the woods with his Dad and brothers, and then Prudhoe Bay for many years and the North Dakota oil fields.

On July 3, 1982, Terry married Rhonda Mackey in Kalispell, and two sons were born.    Terry was so proud of his sons.  Tony is a former Marine and now a Deputy Sheriff in San Diego County, California, and Joshua is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps stationed in Japan.  Rhonda and Terry later divorced.

Terry played as hard as he worked, with a special passion for his cars. His red and black 1957 Ford Fairlane hardtop convertible was a real showstopper.  His newest “baby” was a yellow and chromed-up 1933 Plymouth roadster that not only won races, but was “Best Roadster” at last year’s Evergreen Chamber Show ‘n Shine.  They join his prized Harley Davidson and a 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350.   He also loved to jet ski, snowmobile and boating.  Just days before, he picked seven gallons of beautiful huckleberries.

Terry was everyone’s favorite uncle, delighting family and friends with his magic tricks and antics.  He was so thoughtful of others, a soft-hearted guy willing to give and help, and beloved by his many friends.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his son Tony and wife Sarah, and their daughter Aubrey;  son Josh and wife Amy, and their children Gabriel, Colin, Scarlet and an unborn baby girl;  his brothers Joe (Sheila) Keller and Lonnie (Debbie) Keller; sisters Mary (Frank) Cabbage and Bonnie (Laurie) Schuman; step-son Dusty Sturgis; his aunts and uncles Lee Keller, Betty and Bud McDowell, Donnie Blasdel, Ed Blasdel, and Marie Woldstad; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Family is so thankful for the outpouring of love and support from his many friends from Alaska to the Flathead to Arizona.

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