Seattle Base and Inland Empire Base member Milford ‘Terry’ Terrass departed on Eternal Patrol on 9 May 2017 in Richland, WA.
Having returned to the nuclear industry, he then moved to Richland in 1978 to work for WPPSS, now Energy Northwest. Participating in a variety of nuclear training activities, he was particularly proud of his role in making it possible for nuclear plant personnel to earn accredited Bachelor of Science Nuclear Technology degrees.
His retirement in 1991 allowed him and Jackie to accelerate the world travels they had begun in 1953. He had met Marion "Jackie" Jackson, a pilot, in 1946 and they married in 1949. Three daughters, Cheryl, Adrienne and Leigh, followed. After Jackie's death in 1998, Terry continued to travel both domestically and abroad. He made a "Final Grand Tour" in 2008, driving over 11,000 miles within the U.S. and seeing many old friends and Navy sites. His last two years were marred by the sudden death of his oldest daughter, Cheryl.
Terry is survived by his daughter Adrienne, her husband Aldo Tarigo and son Theron; his daughter Leigh and her daughter Sitar; and his son-in-law Dick Naslund, and his and Cheryl's children Sterling, Skye, Neelam, Kalindi and Cambria.
A party to celebrate his life will be held at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W Sylvester St, Pasco WA on Saturday May 20 at 1 pm.
Sailor, Rest Your Oar