Martha C. Terbush
June 13, 1926 – June 27, 2018
Martha Christina “Chris” Terbush, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully on June 27, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO.
She was born in Fargo, Oklahoma on June 13, 1926. Chris married the love of her life, Hubert Wayne Terbush on June 25, 1950. They were happily married for 65 years until his passing in 2015.
Chris loved painting watercolors and time together with family and special friends. Her faith was very important to her and she was active in the church community throughout her life.
Chris leaves behind her loving children: Jim, Ron and Tom, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A private burial will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery, at 9:00 A.M. on July 5, 2018. We particularly want to thank the staff and hospice team at Brookdale Skyline Assisted Living in Colorado Springs for their care and support. A memorial service will be held Friday July 6th, 10AM, at Brookdale Skyline assisted living, for residents staff and friends. Located at the 3rd floor chapel, building 1, 2365 Patriot Heights, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. A celebration of Chris' life is also planned for this Fall in Colorado. The family will provide additional information in the coming weeks.
- Martha Terbush Thursday, July 5, 2018
- Martha Terbush Friday, July 6, 2018
Martha C. Terbush
July 20, 2018
Dear Jim, Ron & Tom,
This is Amy Gilloon (Zwerneman).
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother and father. They were both two of the most wonderful people I have ever known!
I especially want to honor Chris for her friendship to my mother. Chris lived her faith as she welcomed strangers (our family) when we were new in the PP neighborhood. She invited our whole family to your house countless times. Few would take on that risk! I saw my mom finding a friend she could trust, confide in, laugh with, cry with, get wise counsel from and pray with. She supported my mom & brought joy & laughter through hard times of raising teenagers, & menopause! I remember Chris helping at our house through family gatherings for my sister's wedding. She shared favorite family recipes. Remember "Ham Balls"?! The best ever Poppy seed cake!
She was very courageous! I saw your mom come successfully through cancer with great trust & expectant faith. She was confident in the love of Jesus, her dear husband & sons.
Chris was a wonderful mother! She was playful with you all & had a great sense of humor. She really understood boys! I could have used some of her advice as I raised my 3 sons (&2 daughters). She was very kind to me. I remember thinking how much I admired her because she treated me, a teenage girl, as though I was important. Her beautiful heart of kindness was always shining through her smile and eyes. She is defenitely a Proverbs 31 woman! "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all...Give her the fruit of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates."
I realize more & more how true friendships are a blessing to be treasured. Your mom was that to my mom, & I'm certain, to many others. Mom always spoke of your mother with greatest admiration & respect.
God bless you & your families as you mourn the loss of your mother. You are all in my prayers.