TERRY null SWANSON obituary

TERRY SWANSON Obituary

Tacoma, Washington, United States

October 20, 1944 - December 25, 2016

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TERRY null SWANSON obituary

TERRY SWANSON Obituary

Oct 20, 1944 - Dec 25, 2016

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Terry William Swanson Terry passed away peacefully on December 25, 2016. He was born on October 20, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington, where he lived his entire life. Terry is survived by his wife of 51 years, JoAnne Swanson, daughters Terri (Trent) Barbre and Kris Mandyam, grandchildren Jordin and Chase Barbre and Brendan and Maya Mandyam, and his brother Duane Swanson. Terry was preceded in death by his daughter Victoria Lynn, and his father and mother Arvid and Olive Swanson. Terry graduated from Stadium High School in 1962. He then attended Whitman College and Tacoma Community College. He served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve from August 1965 to February 1971. He became a member of Carpenters Union Local 470 as a carpenter and millwright. After working many years in the lumber and machinery industries he opened Northwest Forest products and Tideflats LLC with his business partner, Tom Read. Terry was also a past member of Hoo-Hoo International. Terry was a person who loved to teach people new skills and will be remembered by many as a mentor in the construction, lumber, and machinery trades. He became our Christmas Angel on his favorite holiday of the year. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Shriner's Hospital for Children at LoveShriners.org. Please visit www.mountainviewtacoma.com for an extended obituary. There will be a private family memorial.
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