Terence John Brayford
August 4, 1958 – February 6, 2019
Terence John Brayford was born on Monday August 4th, 1958 in Redcar, England, the son of John and Marilyn Brayford.
His family relocated to North Carolina in the mid-1970s. The family joined the Lake Norman Yacht Club which allowed Terry to participate in his love of sailing. He particularly enjoyed catching the early morning breezes. He also developed his lifelong passion of learning and completed his education, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He would go on to apply his skills across a number of computer-based industries, weaving his way through North Carolina, Texas, and into New York City. New York City represented a new chapter for Terry, where the vast public transportation network and close-knit social nature of the city encouraged and assisted him in learning how to overcome and adapt best to his limited vision.
New York was also where he would meet Audrey, following her to Denver in 1987 where they would marry on August 1st, 1987. They had a son, Paul, shortly after, and moved to Castle Rock, Colorado where they would spend the next 16 years. The new house allowed Terry to develop his love of crafting and building – getting more and more into woodworking, tinkering and fixing things that stubbornly refused to work, and working tirelessly to update and make their house into a proper home.
Terry and his wife relocated to Phoenix in 2006, where he developed a deeper love for technical research and understanding – leaving hardly any journal or research article he could get his ears on unturned. With new surroundings, he again would apply himself to making their new house a new home.
Terry passed suddenly on the evening of February 6th, 2019 after suffering a ruptured intracranial aneurysm. He is survived by his wife and son, as well as his mother, and sister, Julie Newman.