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Terry Robin Asher

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Terry Robin Asher Obituary
Asher, Terry Robin

Terry Robin Asher, 62, passed away after a short illness on August 2, 2016. He was born on January 11, 1954 in Fort Leavenworth, KS, and moved to Albuquerque in 1958. He graduated from Manzano High School in 1971, and earned his BS Degree in Microbiology at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Growing up in Albuquerque during the race to the Moon, Terry developed a strong interest in and appreciation for math and science. He passed on this enthusiasm to his brother, friends, and eventually students and nieces. Terry worked as a particle accelerator operator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) for over 25 years while living in nearby Aurora, IL. He spent much of his time learning about high-energy particle physics from world-renowned experimenters, and wrote an operation manual for the massive machine. He also volunteered at the Field Museum in Chicago as a docent. Terry's many other interests included geology, astronomy, photography, and music. He never lost his sense of wonder or passion for learning, and continued taking classes at Santa Fe Community College after his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joetha Asher.

He is survived by his father, Arlen Asher; his brother, Kelly and wife, Donna; and his nieces, Melissa and Kathleen.

An informal service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, at 107 West Barcelona Road.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the homeless shelter of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Terry at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 5, 2016
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