October 3, 1933 – April 27, 2016
Douglas Merlin Terry passed to the other side on April 27, 2016. Doug was born October 3, 1933 in Sugarville, Millard County, Utah to the parents of Melvin (Mel) Terry and Ardith Melverne Shields. He was raised by his loving step-mother Viola Laverne Miller along with his 8 brothers and sisters.
Doug is proceeded in death by his parents Mel Terry and Ardith Shields along with his step-mother Laverne Miller.
Doug was married to Arlene Uvada Thiessens on Sept 14, 1956 and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. He is survived by their four children; Drew Terry (Virginia), Deleen Chesley (Randy), Steven Terry (Lesa), and Aileen Leany (Brian), along with twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, eight brothers and sisters and their spouses; Maxine “Toots” Abbott (Manley), Birdie Lujean Roper (Devon), Melvin (Jay) Terry (Evelyn), Thomas (Hal) Terry (Teri), William Terry, (Sandy), Sandra Stevenson (Mike), Paul Terry (Diane), Robert Terry (Doreen).
Doug’s life was filled with service as a young man, in the US Army and was active in his church. He served as Young Men President, in multiple bishoprics, as Bishop and served two full-time missions. He offered many hours dedicated to the White Pine High School Marching Band as Band Booster President. Doug’s life was filled with service to his family. He was taught the value of hard work, and had extra ordinary compassion for others, always working to make them happy. There was nothing he couldn’t fix or repair.
In Doug’s honor, a funeral service will be held Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Ely Nevada, LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be held prior to the service at 11:00 to 11:45 am. Interment will be at the Ely City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The family expresses their gratitude to: Dr. Nancy Baker, Huntsman Cancer Institute, The doctors and staff at William Bee Ririe Hospital, and the White Pine Care Center.