Terrance Warren Watson December 6, 1938 – January 29, 2022


Last updated 2/15/2022 at Noon

Terry Watson, 83, passed away peacefully at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, Oregon, after a brief illness, with his wife by his side. No services are planned, per his request.

Terry was born December 6, 1938, in Bend, to Charles and Vera (Barkdoll) Watson. He was the third child born, preceded by two sisters, Phyllis and LaDonna.

He was raised in Sisters, and graduated from Laurelwood Academy in Gaston, Oregon, in 1957. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Walla Walla College in industrial education.

Terry worked as a civil servant for the U.S. Air Force. Over the years he worked as a procurement officer, contract negotiator, contract analyst, and taught contracting law at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He retired in 1996 with 30 years of service. His job took him to South Korea, England, United Kingdom, and Okinawa, Japan.

He married the love of his life, Susanne, on January 22, 1986, in Sacramento, California. They celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary one week prior to his death.

His passion was woodworking. He created many beautiful pieces including clocks, wall hangings, bowls, lazy Susans, and more. He also made the pulpit for the North Powder United Methodist Church and the Sisters Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

He loved animals of all sizes, but was especially fond of his cat, SweetPea.

Terry was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by many. He loved God with all his heart and soul. He read his Bible every morning and he enjoyed helping others in any way he could.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Watson of North Powder, Oregon; son, Ken (Brenda) Watson of Lehi, Utah; grandchildren Krissy, Zack, Katy, and Kimmy of Lehi, Utah; sister LaDonna Watson, Redmond, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Phyllis.

Contributions may be made to Gideon’s International or any animal shelter of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at http://www.tamispinevalleyfuneral



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