Terrance A. Holmstrom

September 29, 1948September 21, 2011

Terrance Alan Holmstrom, age 62, of Olympia, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born on September 29, 1948 in Olympia,WA to Julia Anntoinette Kaszycki and Gunar Ivan Holmstrom. Terry is preceded in death by his father, Gunar Ivan Holmstrom, in 1957. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Stephanie, his four wonderful children Tod (Jamie) Holmstrom of Satsop, WA; Melissa (Jayson) Olson, of Ferndale, WA; Chandra Holmstrom of Olympia and Robert (Allison) Holmstrom of Olympia. He is also survived by his beautiful mother, Julia Holmstrom and sisters Carol (Bill) Emmons and Pamela (Dave) Kosonen all of Olympia. Terry has seven amazing grandchildren: Andrew (16); Julia (13); Gage (12); Nathan (10); Dayton (8); Jack (5); and Madison (4). Terry graduated from Tumwater High School in 1966 and attended Clover Park Technical College. Terry began his business career at Firestone where he worked as credit manager. He then followed his dream and began his own business, Terry’s Automotive, Inc., in 1976 starting out at the old Maxwell station on Legion Way, then moving to the Texaco service station across from the State Capitol and finally relocating his business to the west side of Olympia. Terry proudly taught his two sons, Tod and Robert, about the automotive repair business and they will continue to run business that Terry worked so hard to build. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church, 333 Kaiser Road, Olympia, WA. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent in Terry’s name to UWMC Transplant Services c/o Suzy Duff, 1959 NE Pacific St., Box 356175, Seattle, WA 98195-6390.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 1, 2011

Terrance A. Holmstrom

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Roberto Benitez

October 7, 2011

Just as Doug said Terry gave us his trust hiring us as young mechanics he was a good person to work for and became a respected friend. After I left Terrys to start my own business.I went back to visit him often. In later years visiting with him at red wind now regretting not having seen him more often. Our family would like to say we are sorry for your loss Terry was a great boss to work for. The world loses another good person.

October 5, 2011

I took care of Terry in the ICU at UW Medical Center. He had an air of dignity that was present even in his last few weeks. Wish I could have known him outside of work; I think I would have liked to have him as a friend. His memory will always be with me.

meagan frick

October 5, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and payers go out to the many family and friends that cared so much for Terry.


October 3, 2011

Stephanie, You and Terry are a couple of the most generous and caring people I know. I could go on and on about the things you have done for others. I'm so sorry that you and the kids are dealing with this loss. I love you very much and may you feel peace and love to help you through.

Donna Pyland

October 1, 2011

Donna & Jerry. ( Joann's Mother) we send our heartfelt sympathies. May God comfort you in your time of loss. He was a fine man to know.

October 1, 2011

You always had a good outlook on life and relished the moments you had during conversations with people. Always a pleasure to be around and you will be sorely missed. May your continued journey be a good one with all the blessings upon you and the ones you love. Wanda W.

October 1, 2011

Terry leaves us wonderful memoires. His smile will live on in our hearts. He also leaves us his children, who carry his enthusiasm for life. Barbara and Oscar Soule

Barbara & Moe Ghaffari

October 1, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

September 30, 2011

To The Holmstrom Family - So sorry for your loss, Terry will be greatly missed. He was a great friend, I will miss him dearly. I will cherish the memories of some of our hunts from Mt. St. Helens to Canada! God Bless - Sincerely, Allan Gadd - Olympia, WA

Cheryl Settle(Johnson)

September 30, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Steph. My parents sent me the notice. I just wanted you to know I have you in my thoughts.