Terry A. Larson, 87, of Creede, Colo., passed away on May 10, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Terry was born on March 1, 1935, to Harry and Mary Larson in Creede, Colo. After graduating from Creede High School in 1953, he attended Trinidad State before joining the Navy.
Terry served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, achieving the rank of AE1, and transitioned into the Air Force. His service moved him and his family across the world, including his favorites in Germany, Bitburg and Hahn Air Force bases. After many years of service in the Air Force, Terry retired with the rank of SMSGT.
During his transition from the Navy to the Air Force, Terry met and married Beverly Jean Foster of Palo Alto, CA. They were married for 66 years. Terry and Beverly had three children: Jeffrey, Curtis, and Linda.
When he retired from the Air Force and moved to Creede, Terry worked at the Bulldog Mine for the Homestake Mining Company as Chief Electrician. He also worked for Mineral Engineering and at the Summitville Mine.
After retiring from all mining operations, Terry pursued many hobbies including rebuilding cars, hunting, tinkering with clocks and antiques. He enjoyed sharing coffee and cookies in his sunroom with his friends, spending time at cabins in Spar, and chopping firewood. He and Beverly would head to Berthoud, Colo., often to spend time with Linda’s family.
Terry was predeceased by his father Harry L. Larson, mother Mary L Larson (Davis), and brother Monte Jay Larson.
Terry is survived by his wife Beverly Jean (Foster), sons Jeffrey (Susanna) and Curtis, daughter Linda (Scott Pickert), grandchildren James Terry Pickert - J.T. (Madi) and Preston Pickert, Angela Hamilton, Frank Maze, Charles Maze (Brenda Stone), and Vincent Maze, and numerous great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Ladies Aid Society of Creede: P.O. Box 126 Creede, Colorado 81130.