March 6, 1935 - April 11, 2009
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Bradley Lee Terrell, 74, of Bozeman passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2009, from acute leukemia while at home with his family at his side.
Brad was born March 6, 1935, in Tempe, Ariz., to Lee and Geneva (Ashworth) Terrell. He spent his younger years in Prescott and Flagstaff, Ariz., as well as San Bernardino, Calif.
His father relocated to Missoula, where Brad finished his elementary and high school education.
He enlisted in the Army in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1958.
He married Nancy (Gonder) in 1958. They had a son, Steve, and a daughter, Stacy, and were divorced in 1988.
In 1962 Brad traveled on weekends from Pocatello, Idaho, to Bozeman to work for his father, Lee, and his stepmother, Boots, at their store, Terrell's Office Machines. Later that year he moved to Bozeman to join the business. Sam Cotterrell joined Terrell's Office Machines as a stockholder in 1969. Brad and Sam became partners upon his father Lee's retirement from Terrell's in the late 1970s.
In 1988 Brad met his loving wife, Ann, when Brad's daughter, Stacy, and Ann's daughter, Renae, set them up on a blind date. They were married in 1992.
After retiring in 2000, Brad and Ann have excelled in enjoying their retirement to the fullest while golfing, camping, fishing, traveling in their RV and spending time with their family and numerous friends across the United States. They so enjoyed their travels that each year they left earlier and earlier to spend their winters down south and then they started returning home later and later.
In 2007, Brad was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. He fought a long and hard battle with his loving family and friends constantly at his side.
Brad was preceded in death by his father, Lee; his stepmother, Boots; and his mother, Geneva.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; son, Steve of St. George, Utah; daughter, Stacy (Dave) Miller and grand-dog, Rufus of Bozeman; stepchildren, Wendell Roller of Gillette, Wyo., Renae (Mike) Noyes of Ronan, Jay Dee (Cyndi) Roller of Yellowtail, and Tara (Vince) Dilmore of Paradise Valley; his sister, Charlotte (Charles) Brunson of Payson, Ariz.; aunt, Lee of Payson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Brad was a lifetime member of the Elks, an Eagle member, a 42-year member of the Riverside Golf Club, and a fan and supporter of the MSU Bobcats.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Bozeman.
In lieu of flowers, Brad's family would prefer that donations be made to the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center and Hospice, c/o Bozeman Deaconess Foundation, 931 Highland Blvd. Suite 3200, Bozeman 59715.
We would like to give a very special "Thank You" to the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center, Hospice, Dr. Hensold, and all the special nurses and employees. You all have been very caring and wonderful, and we could not have been able to go through this without all of you.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 15, 2009