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Terry Lee Stephens

1934 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Terry Lee Stephens Obituary
Stephens, Terry Lee 11/07/1934 ~ 07/20/2014 OCEANSIDE -- Terry Lee Stephens, 79, of Vista, Calif., died July 20, 2014. Terry died at home with his wife Mary of 58 years by his side, as well as his oldest son Mark. He fought a courageous battle against a rare disease called MSA (Multiple System Atrophy). Terry was a California native, born in Escondido, raised in Oceanside where he also raised his family, and finally Vista for over the past 20 years. Terry joined the Oceanside Police Department at the tender age of 21. He served the city as a much-respected and dedicated police officer for 31 years. He was always proud of the fact the he never had to fire his gun in all those years of service. Terry loved his family very much. He and Mary spent almost sixty years together and raised three wonderful children, Mark, Matt and Heather. He was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Terry will be missed. However, the memories are many, and they will be shared with laughter, tears and endless amounts of love. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, at the Senior Center in Oceanside, 455 Country Club Lane.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Aug. 17, 2014
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