OBITUARY

Ada Duve Terry

January 30, 1927March 12, 2018

Ada Duve Terry, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep March 12, 2018 at home in Columbia, Missouri. She was born January 30, 1927, in Luinjeberd, Netherlands, to Harry and Grace Popkema. They immigrated to America through Ellis Island when she was 3 years old. The family traveled by train across the United States, from New York to Washington State eventually settling in Carnation, Washington. Ada graduated from Tolt High School, Carnation, WA, in 1945 and went on to business school.

In 1947 she married her high school sweetheart John (Jay) Eugene Duve. They were blessed with five children. Ada and Jay lived in Pullman, WA; Mt. Vernon, WA; Eugene, OR; Orem, UT; Provo, UT; Scottsbluff, NE; and finally Columbia, MO. They enjoyed wonderful life-long friendships along the way. Jay passed way from cancer in 1983. Ada worked outside the home, retiring from JC Penney proudly earning her “gold” card.

In 1988 she married William R. Terry. Together they lived and had a Christmas tree farm outside of Columbia, MO, until they retired and became fulltime residents of Lake of the Ozarks in 1996. She loved the lake and entertaining family and friends there. She enjoyed RV/traveling, cooking, gardening, boating, dancing, bridge as well as other games. In 2015 Ada and Bill moved to the Laurie Knolls retirement home in Laurie, MO. Bill passed in December 2017 and Ada moved to Columbia.

Grateful for sharing the life of this kind and fun spirited woman are her children: John (Carol) Duve, LaJolla CA; Carolyn (Scott) Christensen, Sioux Falls, SD; Tom (Donna) Duve, Columbia, MO; Jayne (Chris) Buttner, Albuquerque, NM; and Mark (Fawn) Duve, St. Louis, MO. Grandchildren: Justin (Cheryl) Duve, Columbia, MO; Michael Winchell, Dumont, CO; Kristen (Nate) Lucius, North Oaks, MN; Tim Duve, Kansas City, MO; Jordan Buttner and Erin Buttner, Albuquerque, NM. Great-grandchildren: Kate and Owen Lucius, North Oaks, MN. Sons of her sister Jane (deceased): Ross (Caroline) Loundenback, North Bend, WA; and Aaron (Luella) Loudenback, Tacoma, WA. Ada is also survived by her sister-in-laws Mary Kennedy, Edmonds, WA; and Carol (Lloyd) Allen Portland, TN, and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Oakland Christian Church, 2929 E. Oakland Church Rd., Columbia, MO, at 1:30 PM Saturday, March 24, family will be present prior to the service at 1:00 PM and also after the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Kent Memorial Lutheran Church PO Box 155, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079 or Oakland Christian Church PO Box 453, Columbia. MO 65202.

  • FAMILY

  • Grateful for sharing the life of this kind and fun spirited woman are her children:
    John (Carol) Duve, LaJolla CA; Carolyn (Scott) Christensen, Sioux Falls, SD; Tom (Donna) Duve, Columbia, MO; Jayne (Chris) Buttner, Albuquerque, NM; and Mark (Fawn) Duve, St. Louis, MO. Grandchildren: Justin (Cheryl) Duve, Columbia, MO; Michael Winchell, Dumont, CO; Kristen (Nate) Lucius, North Oaks, MN; Tim Duve, Kansas City, MO; Jordan Buttner and Erin Buttner, Albuquerque, NM. Great-grandchildren: Kate and Owen Lucius, North Oaks, MN. Sons of her sister Jane (deceased): Ross (Caroline) Loundenback, North Bend, WA; and Aaron (Luella) Loudenback, Tacoma, WA. Ada is also survived by her sister-in-laws Mary Kennedy, Edmonds, WA; and Carol (Lloyd) Allen Portland, TN, and nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Kent Memorial Lutheran Church
  • Oakland Christian Church

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ada Duve Terry

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Sharon & Ken Erstad

April 10, 2018

Ada was such a sweet and loving person. So sorry for your loss. We have been out of town
and did not see the message. Sending Love and Condolences to the Family, especially John &
Carol Duve. Love Ken & Sharon

FROM THE FAMILY