Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Terry Reece Memorial
Terry Reece Memorial

Terry Reece

Terry Reece

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Terry Leland Reece, 62, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his home in Marysville, Washington. He was born on August 29, 1959, in Mount Vernon, WA to Robert Reece and Marguerite (Loomis) Reece.

Terry attended Concrete and Diablo Schools and graduated in 1978.  He worked at Seattle City Light in 1976 through 1977 in the cook house.  In 1978, he went out on the logging crew for five years and then worked in the carpenter shop for five years.  In 1988, he transferred to Seattle as a Meter Reader where he later retired in December of 2013.

He enjoyed entertaining people, driving fast cars, camping, music festivals, and spending time with his loved ones.

Terry is survived by his mother, Marguerite Reece; daughter, Catelyn (Mitch) Reece; girlfriend, Helen Hanson; sisters, Debbie Reece, Tami (Randy) Clark; nephew, Jacolby Clark; niece, Makenzi (Ben) Upper; beloved dog, Sophie.

Terry is preceded in death by his father, Bob Reece; grandparents, Leland and Helen Reece and Ora Loomis.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00, on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Union Cemetery in Sedro-Woolley, followed by a reception at Tami’s residence, 26591 Panorama Place, Sedro-Woolley, WA.  Along with a Celebration of life potluck in Lyman on September 3, 2022 at Mr. Ricks on Cockerham Island by the blueberry fields, for more information contact Helen or Catelyn.  We would love for you to share  your memories of Terry and sign the online guest register, so we can display stories and memories at the celebration of life.


  • Charleen turner

    You will be missed by many we had some good times in our younger years rest in peace Terry

  • Cindy Christman

    My dear friend, I am heartbroken to find you are no longer with us. I found out through your daughter which I found on face book. Many tears today. You and I go back to the 1980’s when you had such a crush on me, but we were the best of friends. So sorry for your family and friends, you were always such good friends and stayed in touch with people. I will always remember you with happy memories of the times we spent together, camping at Concrete, and sun lake, shooting at targets at Big Lake, or just curling up on the couch watching tv. I wish I could have looked for you sooner and at least have a talk on the phone. Now I know why you have been on my mind so much this past month. Always loved and remembered with love.

  • Richard Giesbrecht

    To my brother from another mother, Terry growing up in Newhalem and Diablo was about as special and fantastic as one could ask for, we had a lot great times together in the many years we spent together not to mention going to high school together, working together at Seattle City Light and all the Dumbass things we did as boys, teenagers and for sure young men! You definitely are partially responsible for what kind of person I am today and that I thank you for, I love you, miss you and will look forward to seeing again! Rest In Peace Terry! Your Brother From Another Mother!

  • Dot

    Terry my friend I miss you love you always …then theres you..should have played my cards right…see you on the other side…

  • Bud Sutherland

    Terry Leland Reece, we have been Best Friends for nearly 60 years! Every time we heard your full name, we knew there was going to be some hell to pay!
    We started out playing with match box cars and trucks in the dirt pile behind your parents house on the Bar in Diablo. From there our friendship began and flourish into so many years of doing many things together, from school, sports, getting our license, getting our first car, parties, chasing girls, turning 21, chasing more girls, growing into men, chasing more girls, more parties, chasing more girls, getting married and having kids at the same time, going through all the pains and good times of parent hood, to the kids being adults and over 21 them selves, you retiring I’m still working for another 6 years mind you, to many more good times when we got together. I will miss creating more great memories with you. Even when we’ve moved apart long distance we’ve always called one another on the phone to keep in contact checking in with each other. I truly will miss our times together. I will miss not getting a call or coming to Marysville to share a jug of Crown Royal the weekend before Labor Day weekend for both of our birthday’s. In the early day’s, after high school, I know you joked about me calling you my stepbrother but through the years you warmed up to it. It’s not like your mom and my dad didn’t live together, my dad’s last 10 plus years. You liked treating me like a little brother, and I will miss that!
    Say hi to my dad for me!
    You are missed already!

    Best Friends Forever!!!! RIP

    Brother Bud

  • Fawn & Jim Huff

    We will truly miss you my friend …. no more yelling at you HA HA(private joke )… we had so much fun at concerts in Darrington … We miss them … So glad we got to see you upriver last summer … our love to the family and friends ….RIP Terry <3

  • Cece (Young) Gardner

    I remember Terry as that little boys always running around. Met a couple that told me stories of how Terry was so fun. He would go dancing with this lady even though she was with her hubby now. Said he was so fun to dance with.
    He will be missed. 😢

  • Helen Hanson

    Ohh Baby. We miss you so much. Me, Sophie, Mystique and Precious. We’re trying to figure out what our new normal is supposed to look like. There is a void here right now and I’m trying my best. Sophie paces most of the night and waits by the door for you to come in. This is so heartbreaking. I miss you so much. We miss you so much. BTW pretty sure it was you dropping my pot holders on the floor last night. Love you all the bunches.❤️

  • Connie Keele

    Also love and prayers to Terry’s daughter Catelyn, and to Helen, and every member of Terry’s family, sending love from the Hooper family.

  • Connie Keele

    I’m so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I have many fond childhood memories of Terry and his family, I will remember my friend. Love from the Hooper family, we are praying for Debbie, Tami, and Marguerite.

  • Shanda McDonough

    Terry, I’ve only known you a few short years, but you always treated me like family. You were a funny character and a good person with a great smile. I don’t think you ever met a stranger that stayed that way. Your family and many friends are going to miss a lot. Prayers to the family and Terry may you rest in peace with God.

  • Linda A. Miles

    My thoughts & prayers are with Terry’s family. Being much older I never got to know him. Only feel sad for his sisters & mom which I got to know. May your Faith, Family, Friends & Many Happy memories help you in the years to come. R.I.P. Terry. As I was leaving the Skagit reunion, was the 1st time I knew of his illness. Mr. C Sucks Big Time!!!

  • Tami

    Terry you were the greatest Brother, Uncle and Freind. We had so many great memories together and I miss you.
    Holidays and gatherings will be different. Thanks for always looking out for me and protecting me.
    Miss my Big Brother!

  • Jim and Anita Green

    Terry will always hold a place in our hearts. Always full of life and always a good time to be had with him. If you needed help he would be right there. Love and miss you buddy.

  • Katie Kernen

    Miss the lake memories and sitting are out the fire with a cold beer in hand!

  • Tami Clark

    Terry you always brought lots of joy and BS to the family gatherings.
    You were a great Brother, Uncle and Freind.
    I miss you every day.
    Holidays and Family gatherings just won’t be the same!

  • Lori Lee

    I grew up with terry from 7th grade on I was very sorry to hear he had passed away. His sisters him and myself had made some nice memories RIP Terry even though I had not saw you in couple years you will be missed

  • Donna Loomis Pritchett

    Terry was my cousin. Terry and my youngest brother Glenn Loomis were very close, being only about 2 months apart.
    I came from Georgia to see Terry last August, so I could give him some hugs, and tell him that I loved him. He will be forever missed.

  • Gloria Hazen

    Being one of Terry’s many aunts, I have known him his entire life. Our enteractions changed over the years, all good. After he retired he brought a friend a repaired a fence for us that had not faired well in a wind storm. He was willing to help when needed and did an excellent job. So appreciated. Plus, he let me harass him. Yes, he will be missed!!