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Terry Hope Memorial
Terry Hope Memorial

Terry Hope

Terry Hope

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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.


  • Donna Erickson

    Condolences to your family. I too just lost my husband in Feb. & I remember him talking about Terry from time to time. Steve was a 1964 graduate of Bellingham High also. Again, my condolences.

  • Walt Johnson

    RIP Terry (the pirate)
    Terry and I go back almost 50 years. We rode motorcycles together, worked at G.P. and threw back a few beers together. You could always count on a good time and laughter when with Terry. He was a good man and friend. I ran into Terry at the Silverado Dementia Care facility when we put on a car show there. Terry remembered me and we had lunch together and had a great day. That day will be remembered by me the rest of my life ! I will be out of town on May 19th, but will try to get back in time to be at his celebration of life.

  • Lou Kooistra

    I met Terry in the early 70’s at Georgia Pacific. We both loved dirt bike riding and formed a lasting friendship through years of bike trips with friends who shared our hobby. He was instrumental in finding me a position in the Alcohol plant @GP while working in another department. Yes, lots of stories and memories in my head. Hope to come to the family gathering in May. Our sincere condolences to the family

  • Tempra Jones

    I had the privilege and honor to spend time with Terry for the past year and half. I started out as just a caregiver but then I was given the title “best friend” We had many adventures together, from lunches at the beach to Mt Baker. His smile was infectious and his hugs were the best part of many of my days. May you have the “BEST DAY EVER” my Pirate!