Friends and family of Tom Terril were deeply saddened at his sudden death on Sunday, May 19.

He was born in Bend on November 24, 1924, to parents Clarence Thomas Terril and Laura (Rand) Terril.

As a boy, Tommy delivered The Saturday Evening Post with his red wagon. He attended Reid and Allen schools in Bend. The family moved to Salem, where he attended Parrish Junior High School. He graduated from Salem High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1943 to 1946. Tom attended Vanport College upon return from the service.

While working at Meier and Frank, Tom met his future wife, Marion Wright. They were married March 24, 1950. Recalled to the Army, Tom served with the 194th Combat Engineers in Korea in 1950 and 1951. Tom worked in the wholesale toy business for 26 years, much to the joy of his lucky niece and nephew.

To enjoy retirement, Tom and Marion moved to Camp Sherman in 1978. They made dear friends, wintering in Hawaii for many years. Later, they wintered in Bend. After years of wishing, they bought a cabin on the Metolius River. The best of both worlds.

For 15 years Tom was a member of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, and was named Fireman of the Year in 1985. He and Marion were active in the Camp Sherman Community Association, often running Saturday-night Bingo. Tom was an active member of Black Butte Ranch Men’s Golf Group, enjoying the game until his death at the age of 94.

He was preceded in death by his mother (in 1939); father (in 1973); and wife, Marion in 2008.

Tom will be dearly missed by his sister, Sally Greer (Terril); niece, Carolyn Hoshaw, her husband Mike, children Stephen, (wife Whitney and daughter Logan), and Katie; nephew, Leonard Greer, hiswife Anne, and son Brian; nephew, Daniel Stegenga; as well as his many dear friends in Central Oregon

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Oregon Humane Society.