Terri Ann Phares

August 18, 1948October 30, 2018

Terri Phares, 70, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 2:00 p.m., until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First Street Ankeny, IA 50023). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family for a memorial of their choosing at a later time.

Terri was born August 18, 1948, in Des Moines, IA to Leonard and Alberta (Breese) Bowdre. She received her BS and MS in Computer Science from Iowa State University. Terri was united in marriage to Art Phares on June 14, 1968. Terri was a Professor of Computer Science at DMACC for 29 years and also taught jazzercise with her husband for 24 years at various locations in the area.

Terri and Art loved to travel, specifically to the Caribbean (St. Martin and Jamaica) multiple times a year. She enjoyed working out, reading and especially spending time with her twin granddaughters.

Terri is survived by her husband of 50 years, Art Phares; son, Brent (Mary) Phares and granddaughters Marley and Samantha; she is also survived by her mother, Alberta Bowdre. Terri is preceded in death by her father and brother, Gary Bowdre.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018

Terri Ann Phares

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Kelly Fluharty (formerly Sankey)

November 6, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss, Art and family. Terri was such as fun person to be around with boundless energy. She (and Art) made working out fun. Terri’s love for travel was obvious... there’s no one else that I’ve run into in the airport AND Key West. May your memories comfort you in this difficult time. Thinking of you.

Patty Holmes

November 5, 2018

Terri was a fantastic teacher and person. The world will miss her energy and caring of our others. My thoughts are with you Art and your family.

Kate Payne

November 1, 2018

So sad to hear about Terri's passing. I have many found memories from Jazzercise. Big hugs to the family.