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A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Ida Mae Terry

January 9, 1921June 22, 2020

Ida M. Terry, 99-was born in Paragould, Arkansas on January 9th 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Terry in 1988 and her father John Murdoch, mother Euna Murdoch. She is survived by her sons, Garry/Carol Terry and Kenny/Judy Terry of Phoenix. Ida had eight grandchildren, nineteen great- grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.

Ida worked in the Infants Department of JC Penney’s for 18 years and retired in 1986. She enjoyed many travels with Paul until his passing in 1988. She reacquainted with a retired co-worker, Gladys, traveling across the United States, Cruises to Hawaiian Islands, Canada and Nova Scotia. She always enjoyed her trip to casino’s. Just say the word and she was there and usually a winner. The family would also like to thank the great staff at Life’s Blessings Assisted Living Home and their outstanding staff that was Ida’s home for the past five years. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to Savior Hospice & Palliative Care, located at 4530 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85028-6042.

Services will be held Monday, June 29th for the immediate family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

Memories

Ida Mae Terry

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Ted Bowden

June 29, 2020

There were not many occasions where I was able to spend time with Aunt Ida, as my family settled in central Arkansas, but there are fond memories from the times there were.
I remember, she would get so excited when talking about her family & that laugh...it was infectious. She was a pretty good cook & baker too, she had a seared & baked quail recipe that was awesome!
Aunt Ida was a kind & loving woman & the few times I was around her, she would make me feel as if I was one of her own.
My thoughts will be of Aunt Ida as the family celebrates her life today.

Randy Dodge

June 25, 2020

Many fond memories of family reunions and vacations over the years. Ida & Sonny were always fun & happy hosts, or guests. Ida was more like a sister to the Terry girls, rather than sister-in-law!

Lois Thornham

June 24, 2020

I have fond memories of a beautiful and kind woman. Whenever I saw her she always waved to me and wanted to talk. She always made me feel special, like I was part of her family.
Mike and I send our deepest sympathy on your loss. May God keep her in his loving arms.
Lois and Michael Thornham

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY