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June 19, 2019

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January 29, 2018
January 28, 2018
My Uncle John was my father's oldest brother. He encouraged my dad to move to Seattle in 1957 after my dad graduated from Notre Dame. I left the Seattle area in 1978 after I married. My father died in 1987. Uncle John took time to visit whenever he was in Texas. He took time to write to me at Christmas. I have letters and cards I have saved over the years. Especially meaningful one from 2001 where he states, "This holiday season once more finds us amid turmoil. It is a harsh reminder that the core of our being is really spiritual. At the apex of that core is the love of family and friends." I am going to miss his kind words and letters.
January 17, 2018
I first met John Terrey at Bellevue High School as a student in his senior English class (1957-58). He was an excellent teacher and highly respected by his students. His enthusiasm for poetry, drama and reading was infectious. He challenged me to think and to read more broadly than I ever had before. He was definitely a favorite teacher.

It was about the time of my 50th high school reunion that our relationship transitioned from teacher/mentor to a student to a real friendship. We met for coffee, discussed books that we had read, shared vignettes of our life experiences. It was then that I met Liz and became friends with her as well. Most years since, Liz, John and I had lunch together (joined many times by others in the BHS class of '58). John and Liz always had good suggestions for books to read and plays to see.

John was a friend and mentor. He brought out the best in so many of us. His wisdom, sense of humor, and friendship will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Liz and the entire family.
January 12, 2018
I met John when he was a Trustee at The Evergreen State College and I was the Board Secretary. He expanded my literature horizons and was the impetus behind a gift from the Board of tickets to Phantom of the Opera for my 50th birthday, a night I will never forget. It was a privilege to know John. My thoughts are with Liz and his family.
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