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10/16/1957 — 09/25/2022
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Celebration of Life
Richland, WA 99352
Richland, WA 99352
Terrance (Terry) Ray Larson passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning September 25th. Terry was a kind soul loved by all and never met a stranger that did not become his friend. Terry was born in Anaconda Montana on October 16, 1957, to Katherine and Charles Wesley Larson. The family moved to Tri-Cities in 1962. Terry started out young in his love for sports. At 10 years old Terry got involved in Special Olympic events such as swimming, golf, bowling, softball. Later on, he was more involved in basketball, track and field, softball and he really loved snow skiing. Terry competed in local and State Special Olympic events and went to two International Special Olympic events in Minnesota and Connecticut. He competed in weightlifting where he received a medal for deadlifting 500 pounds. While involved in Special Olympics he met Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the band Hootie and the Blowfish.
After graduating from Hanford High School in 1976, Terry started as a janitor at Westinghouse Hanford he also worked for Kaiser, MSA, Fluor and Akima Terry worked at Hanford until 2013.
Terry was a huge football fan, religiously following the Seattle Seahawks and having attended a few games in person. He also loved Nascar and has gone to races in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Atlanta and the famous Daytona 500, a bucket list event for Terry. He always looked forward to July each year for the Tri-Cities Hydroplane races.
Terry had a severe bus accident in 2008 and was in the hospital for surgery. While recovering, Terry had a surprise visit from Lofa Tatupu of the Seattle Seahawks, with an autographed number 51 jersey and football. Terry has quite the collection of autographed pictures, hats and T-shirts that he was so proud of.
Terry was a fixture in the local Grid Kids football organization. He was the equipment manager, which was a real source of enjoyment and fulfillment, as all the kids loved him. He was involved in the Kiwanis Club of Richland, Kadlec Auxiliary and he was on board of Modern Living Services a housing program for independent living for special needs individuals. Terry was always so excited to help out with the fund raising for the organizations he was involved in.
Terry has had several major medical struggles this last year which ultimately took his life. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends, and we will hold fond memories of him in our hearts.
Terry is survived by his brothers and sisters, Dennis Larson, Bonnie (Gary) Scofield, Greg Larson, Lorilee Larson. Nephews and nieces; Jeff (Laura) Larson, Jennifer Larson, Bryce (Karen) Scofield, Sean (Katie) Larson, Tammy (Scott) Barnett and their families.
Preceded in death by parents Charles and Katherine Larson and Stepfather Joe Dolphy, and sister-in- law Rebecca (Becky) Larson. Also, grandparents and several aunts and Uncles and his beloved cat Tigger.
In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to one the organizations listed; Modern Living Services www.modernlivingservices.org; Tri-City Industry Kiwanis Foundation, P O Box 14, Richland, WA 99352 or Special Olympics.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Einan’s Sunset Gardens Event Center 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352 October 14th. Service from 11:00 to 12:00 reception from 12:00 to 2:00. The family invites you to sign their online guest book at www.sunsetgardenstricities.com. There will be a live streaming of the service which can also be viewed at a later time.
Come in your favorite Seahawk shirt or your favorite team shirt to Celebrate Terry’s Life.
Thank you for the memories my friend. You will always have a special place in my heart.Love always.
God has gained a special guy! I have known Terry for about 60 years and he was an awesome friend. Terry always knew the gossip before I did! He was an inspiration to me. I used him as a good example with my client at Kennewick Perry Suites.
I am glad he is no longer suffering, he knew it was time to go. All my love to the family.
Terry was always a joy to be around. I loved visiting with him when we were assigned to the same building at Hanford. We always talked sports, usually NASCAR. I’m so sorry for your loss Greg.
I am so sorry for your family’s loss, It was a pleasure getting to know Terry and being one of his caregivers. Many blessings and prayers to all of you.
Was nice to know Terry from 2007
He knew everyone in the neighborhood by name , where they worked, had a great memory, had lots of memorabilia and could tell you when and where he got it.
Will miss him
Uncle Terry always had a good sense of hummer now matter what life hit him with.
Until we moved to Missouri I could never step on to a job site with out meeting someone who knew Terry. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Terry always had a smile on his face when ever he would greet me. He loved everyone and made sure every one felt loved. I will always remember Terry as a positive and happy person. My condolences to your family’s loss.
Terry friend or Terry Godfather, what a guy! Terry was a 60+ year friend, my kids Godfather, the Dolphin gridkid equipment manager, childhood band member, and groomsman. He was Mr. Optimistic who always made people smile. He donated his time to multiple organizations, and still looked for more ways he could help others. What an inspiration! Now he can watch any sporting event he wants. I’ll miss you, Terry.
I had a chance to knew Terry when he lived in my neighborhood. My deepest condolences to his family.
I met Terry when I was working at Westinghouse, back in the 1970’s. He was always so kind and friendly to me. He always went the extra mile, and never had a bad word to say about anybody. He was truly an uplifting individual. So sorry to his family. My condolences and prayers are with the family.
I’m sorry to hear Terry passed away. We worked together at Hanford and I enjoyed all our interactions over the years. He was such a nice guy and pleasure to be around all the years I knew him. I’ll miss him but so happy I got to know him.
Sorry for the loss to your family. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.
Beth Bremner Brown
I am so sad to hear of Terry’s passing. We have been friends since the early 1970’s so I have seen him take on life and the many challenges put in his path on this earth. It was always great to hear him talk about how he had taken on, and conquered, another new challenge. Rest In Peace my friend. 💔