TERRY EUGENE HALLIDAY
March 15, 1940 - December 18, 2016
Terry was born on March 15, 1940 in Van
Nuys, California to Irl and Noma Halliday. Irl's employment with the
Guy F. Atkinson construction company meant several moves during
Terry's childhood. He and his family lived in Van Nuys; Sherman and
Denison, Texas; Yakima, WA; Irvington, CA; Alma, NE; Umatilla and
Estacada, OR where Terry graduated from high school in 1958.
In August of that year he joined the
U.S. Air Force. He went to Lackland AFB, in Texas for basic training
and two months later was sent to Keesler AFB in Mississippi for nine
months of specialized training as a computer repair technician. In
1960 Terry was assigned to an Air Force base at King Salmon, Alaska
for one year. King Salmon was a continental defense radar station
constructed to provide the United States Air Force early warning of
an attack by the Soviet Union. A year later, Terry was sent across
the United States to Fort Hancock, a secret Nike missile base near
Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
On August 4, 1962 after serving four years in the US Air Force, Terry was discharged in New Jersey and drove cross country to San Francisco in his first car--a 1955 Ford Fairlane.
Terry soon took advantage of his GI
Bill of Rights to attend San Jose State University. During this
time, he met Theresa Zappone and on Feb. 5, 1966 they were married.
After his graduation from San Jose State College Terry was employed
as a computer maintenance technician at the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center (SLAC ), part of the U.S. Dept of Energy's
National Laboratory at Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA. Theresa
was a teacher in one of the local school districts.
Terry and Theresa lived in the Palo
Alto area and on January 25, 1971 their daughter, Stephanie Alyson
was born. After his marriage, Terry decided to attend Santa Clara
University Law School. After graduation, he became a partner in a
law office in San Jose. Both during law school and after joining the
law practice, Terry continued to work at the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center at Stanford University.
Quite early in their marriage, Theresa
was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Ultimately this required her
to give up her teaching career and left her increasingly disabled.
Sometime before 1984, Terry and Theresa were divorced. Theresa's
health continued to decline and she passed away on Jan. 29, 2000.
On Feb. 14, 1984 Terry and Gloria
Dougherty were married in San Jose, California. Terry was later
employed by Hewlett-Packard at several sites: the San Jose California area, Boise,
Idaho and Corvallis, Oregon. After his retirement, Terry and Gloria
continued to live in Albany, OR and Terry taught classes at
Linn-Benton Community College. On April 23, 2008 Gloria passed away
at their home in Albany, OR. Terry remained in Albany after Gloria's
death, and in the ensuing years his health declined. His
stepdaughter, Stacey, provided great assistance to him at this time.
Terry spent his last year at medical facilities in the Albany and
Corvallis area. In early December, 2016 he suffered a severe fall
which resulted in an inoperable hematoma. Terry was placed on hospice
and passed away at 10:45 a.m. on December 18.
Terry is survived by his daughter,
Stephanie Lamoureux, granddaughters Adriana and Nicole, several
stepchildren, and brother, Glenn Halliday. As he wished, Terry is
being interred at Willamette National Cemetery, in Portland, Oregon
where his brother, Leslie, is also at rest.
Terry's family and friends share many good memories of him and he is greatly missed.
--By Barbara Halliday
NOTE: On June 23, 2017 we held a memorial for Terry at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard provided Terry with a military funeral with honors, including folding and presenting the United States burial flag, providing a gun volley salute and the playing of Taps. See Photo Album: Terry Halliday Military Memorial, June 23, 2017