It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the Hope family announces the passing of Terry Hope after a battle with Alzheimer’s at age 71. He passed away on March 23, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born on December 13, 1946 to Eugene Hope and Mary Petersen Hope. He was born in Bellingham, and lived his young life there and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1964. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1965 and served his country through 1967. Upon return he started a career with Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper mill where he worked for 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Hope. He is survived by his wife, Julie Ann Hope; his children, Ryan and wife Karrie, and grandsons Trevin and Tanner Hope; daughter, Keely Hope Jannarone and husband Tom; sisters, Cathi Raab, Jeannie Olsen, and Dianne Farrar and husband Mike and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved and loved to tease.
A Celebration of a Colorful Life for Terry Hope will be held May 19, 2018 at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal (Bellingham Cruise Terminal) 355 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 at 4:00pm with a reception to follow. Please bring stories that we can share about Terry, as it is hard to forget someone who gave so much to remember.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Terry’s honor to Whatcom Hospice or Whatcom Humane Society.