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Terry Wayne Slaugh

1962 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Terry Wayne Slaugh Obituary
Slaugh, Terry Wayne
God Has Another Star in Heaven. Terry Wayne Slaugh, age 54, passed away from cystic fibrosis on May 9, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ. At the time of his death he was engaged to be married to his fiancée, Marie Lucero. Terry was born on April 29, 1962, at Craig, Colorado and is beloved and survived by his mother, Betty Budorick and his father (and his wife) Bruce and Carlene Slaugh. There are a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins who survive him and honor him for the grace of his presence in their lives. Two sisters, Deborah and Kimberly Slaugh preceded him in death as did his grandparents, George and Beulah Kowach, and Stanley and Leona Slaugh. When Terry was still young, the family moved from Craig to Denver where he graduated from Alameda High School. After gradation he relocated to Scottsdale where he obtained an Associate Degree in architectural computer drafting. Various employments led him to Scottsdale Healthcare (currently Honor Health) where he worked for many years, primarily in the IT Department, and met his future fiancée. His hobbies highlighted an artistic and generous spirit. He enjoyed taking photographs, particularly nature shots on trips back to Colorado, and many of his inspiring images decorate the walls of family and friends. Helping out at various cat clinics, he took compelling pictures of cats and kittens up for adoption, including several he couldn't resist himself. Building and painting were part of his repertoire and once the word was out, his cat condos were in high demand. Terry had a quick wit, a strong intelligence coupled with curiosity, and a love of nature. He had a warm character that drew people in and put them at ease in his presence. The courage he demonstrated in the face of the most adverse health challenges gave strength to all who loved him. For over 35 years he lived in Scottsdale, more recently sharing a home with his mother Betty Budorick in a community where he was highly regarded and will be greatly missed. Services will be held on May 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Messenger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian Road, Scottsdale, AZ. All who knew him are welcome. All donations or contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 52074, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2074. May the breath of God pass through him!
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 18, 2016
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