Terry Glenn Mahuron
Dec. 19, 1941 - Nov. 6. 2013
Resident of Fremont
Terry Mahuron, prominent Fremont businessman and devoted husband and father, died suddenly on November 6, 2013 from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife of 29 years and their three children.
Terry was born in the small farm town of Greensburg, Indiana and raised as an only child by his mother, Evelyn Dea Webster, a teacher at the local high school, and stepfather, Al Webster, a World War II Air Force veteran and agricultural consultant. From an early age, Terry demonstrated an exceptional ability for math. This ability supported him through a Bachelor's degree from Purdue University and a Master's degree from the Univeristy of Illinois, both in Physics; earned him esteemed internships with the NSA and NASA; and culminated in a national-record-setting score on the GMAT and a full scholarship to Stanford Business School as the youngest member of his class. He earned his MBA in 1966 and remained a resident of the Bay Area for the rest of his life.
After a period spent teaching Economics at Stanford and San Jose State and a five year tenure in the biotechnology corporate world, Terry founded Serra Corporation in 1978, a precision sheet metal manufacturing company which catered to the rapidly growing electronics industry of Silicon Valley. Under Terry's guidance, Serra grew to more than 800 employees at its peak, with plants in the Bay Area, California's Grass Valley, and Texas. Terry often described his life as the quintessential American Dream: from small town Hoosier farm boy to CEO and President of a thriving Bay Area manufacturing firm.
Terry met his wife, Martha, in 1982 at the dinner party of a mutual friend. They wed in 1984 and have three children: daughters Kelly Maria, and Kerry Katrina, and son Ryan Glenn. He and Martha built a home together in Fremont's Warm Springs district, and for many years Terry was actively engaged with Fremont's schools, businesses, and city government as a civic and community leader. He was especially proud of his contributions to youth and high school sports. Over the years, Terry coached successful basketball, baseball, and tennis teams for school and community leagues. In this way he left behind a legacy of excellence that encompasses both his own children and the many children he taught and supported as "Coach Terry."
He is loved and missed immensely as a husband and father, and will be remembered for his ethics and integrity; his wry sense of humor; his passion for books, movies, and puzzles; his talent for business and finances; and his good and decent spirit.
A memorial service will be held at Bridges Community Church in Fremont on Saturday, December 7 at 2 PM.
Bridges Community Church
Published in Inside Bay Area on Nov. 15, 2013