TERRY BRUCE GRAHAM
September 25, 2012
Terry Bruce Graham, 71, of Garfield passed into a pain free afterlife Sept. 8, 2012.
He was born Dec. 17, 1940, the second son to Bruce and Roberta Graham of Granger. He was raised on a farm in the Lower Yakima Valley and went to Granger schools.
He married Gladys Wyatt (Graham) in October of 1960. Together they had four children, a son, Terry Lee Graham of SeaTac, and three daughters, Lori (Graham) Alvarado and Doreen Graham, both of Sunnyside, and Trisha (Graham) Gorence of Garfield. Terry and Gladys lived and raised all of their children in Sunnyside.
Terry was a dedicated father and husband.
He was a very talented fabricator of farm equipment, building structural components and food processing equipment. He worked for several different companies in the Sunnyside area. He spent numerous years at Independent Food Processors and Can-Am Engineering. In his later years, he drove a transportation bus for People for People.
He was an avid bass fisherman. Terry and Gladys enjoyed their time together on the water fishing.
Terry's passing was due to a yearlong battle with cancer.
Terry is survived by his father, Bruce Graham; two brothers, Larry and Merle Graham; his wife of 51 years, Gladys Graham; four children; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax was in charge of Terry's cremation.