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Terry Gene Templer

December 6, 1945 November 8, 2016
Terry Gene Templer
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Terrry Gene Templer was born on December 6, 1945, to Milo and Mary (Hamrick) Templer in Eastlake, Colorado. He was the twin of Larry Eugene Templer, who died several months after birth. Terry passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, as a result of complications of multiple myeloma after a valiant four year battle.

Terry attended Westminster High School in Westminster, Colorado. He then served in the United States Army from May 1967 to May 1969 and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He endured basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During his service, he was stationed in Germany and served as a field artillery crewman operating large howitzers. He also served as driver for the company commander. In addition to an Honorable Discharge, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and Sharpshooter Badge M-14.

Following his military service, he worked as lead man doing custom fiberglass fabrication for Mid-America Engineering & Fabrication Company and Mesa Fiberglass, Inc. He later worked with Gallegos Painting & Construction, and was sometimes self-employed as a painter and general handyman, as his health allowed.

Terry will be remembered as a kind man who always tried to help others. He cared about people more than things. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, television, and slot machines. If he wasn't fishing, he wished he were. He loved all animals, especially dogs, and never met a dog he didn’t immediately love. He was always up for a good game of cards or a trip to Black Hawk and he was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He was proud of his country and his heritage.

Truly, every soul he met was a special friend; he was a very humble, gentle, quiet and unassuming man. He expected nothing and was greatly appreciative of every little thing anyone would do for him or give him.

Terry and his wife Diane enjoyed 30 wonderful years together. She survives, as do his sisters, Betty Jean Fox of Thornton, Colorado, and Connie (Bill) Leinenwever of Douglas, Arizona. He is also survived by nieces & nephews and cousins, who were very special to him.

Terry was predeceased by his parents, brothers Howard Templer and Leonard Templer and sister Doris Eileen Ostlee, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his loyal lifelong friends Steve & LeClaire Wright.


Until we meet again, Terry: Wind from the east, fish bite the least. Wind from the west, fish bite the best.

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Visitation

Thursday

17

Nov

9:30 AM 11/17/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/17/2016 10:30:00 AM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Viewing will be held prior to services.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Thursday

17

Nov

10:30 AM 11/17/2016 10:30:00 AM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Immediately following services everyone is invited to join Terry's family at the Peak Community Center for a lite reception and lunch. Interment will be held following the reception at 2:00 PM at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging area A with Military Honors.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Graveside

Thursday

17

Nov

2:00 PM 11/17/2016 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11/17/2016 2:30:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

Meet at 1:50 PM at Staging area A for Military Rites at 2:00 PM at Shelter A.

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Freedom Service Dogs of America

7193 S. Dillon Ct.
Englewood, CO 80112
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