Mary Elizabeth Terry

September 8, 1928December 2, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Terry, 90, a long-time resident of San Diego, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Born in Minot, North Dakota in 1928, Mary was the daughter of William and Frances Laskowski. She graduated from St. Leo High School and moved to California soon after. Mary enjoyed volunteering for various organizations around San Diego including her church and the Port of San Diego. She was a loyal Padres fan, a great dancer and loved to travel with family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Carr; her grandchildren, Royal Fahrner, Shasta (Lorens) Jorgensen, Chaz Fahrner, Joel (Allison) Fahrner, and Jon (Melissa) Fahrner and 11 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased in death by her husband, Lowell Terry; her sister, Jeanette Miller and her parents. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, December 8th at noon at St. Joseph Cathedral, 1535 Third Ave, San Diego. She will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to Father Joe’s Villages,


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Terry

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De Gayken

January 25, 2019

Rest in peace cousin Mary. You were so good to us! You made us so comfortable when we first moved to California. You took such good care of mom, driving all the way up here to visit.
I'm so glad I got to talk to you one last time. I'm sorry we did not get to go to our favorite Chinese restaurant again. I laugh thinking of you sneaking your 'baby' in, hiding her in your purse!
Deepest sympathies to your family. I'm sure they miss their little firecracker terribly. Love, De Ann Gayken

Sister Paula Larson

January 9, 2019

Our prayers and sympathies are with the family of Mary Terry. She being an alumni of St. Leo's maintained a relationship with her former teachers here at the Monastery. After their deaths she continued to be in communication with us. May Mary rest in peace and enjoy heaven. Sr. Paula