Louis Lafayette TERRY Raymond L TERRY Carl Ronald TERRY Ernest E TERRY Edith M TERRY David Myrddin JAMES Harold Dean TERRY Ellen Casey FRY Mini tree diagram

Lela M TERRY1,2,3,4,6,5

24th Jun 19281,2,3,4,5 - 27th Oct 20103,4

Life History

24th Jun 1928

Born in Spiro, LeFlore, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5

2nd Jun 1951

Married David Myrddin JAMES in Polk County, Arkansas.2

7th Feb 1994

Death of David Myrddin JAMES in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona.4,5

27th Oct 2010

Died in Vancouver, Clark, Washington.3,4

6th Nov 2010

Buried in Vancouver, Clark, Washington.3


  • 1930 Federal Census, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, 26 April, Shady PointTownship, District 12, page 13B, Hse #238, Fam #258
    Terry, Louis L Head M W 42 First married at age 24 AR GA GA HighwayPatrol, Highway #3
    Terry, Ellen C Wife F W 33 First married at age 16 AR IL AR
    Terry, Carl R Son M W 15 OK AR AR
    Terry, Ernest E  Son M W 8 OK AR AR
    Terry, Edith M Dau M W 5 OK AR AR
    Terry, Lela M Dau M W 11mos OK AR AR [born April 1929]

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Lela Terry
    Gender Female
    Age 22, Birth Year abt 1929
    Residence Mena, Polk, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name David M James
    Spouse's Age 25
    Spouse's Residence Mena, Polk, Arkansas
    Marriage 2 Jun 1951 Polk County
    Marriage License Date 2 Jun 1951

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Lela James
    Birth Date 24 Jun 1928
    4431 W Evans Dr, Glendale, AZ, 85306-4523
    17007 SE 19th St, Vancouver, WA, 98683-3464
    14913 SE Mill Plain Blvd Apt A, Vancouver, WA, 98684-8239

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Lela James
    Born 24 Jun 1928
    Died 27 Oct 2010
    Last Residence Vancouver, Clark, Washington 98683
    SSN issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current
    Lela James
    Age at Death 82
    Birth Abt 1928 Spiro [LeFlore County] OK
    Death abt 2010 OR
    Announcement in the Oregonian Newspaper, 4 Nov 2010

    U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
    Lela James
    Age at Death 82
    Birth 24 Jun 1928 Spiro, Oklahoma
    Death 27 Oct 2010
    Spouse David Myrddin James
    Children Ellen Flores and husband, Jim

    Lafayette Lewis [The transcription got the names wrong: Father wasLewis Lafayette Terry]
    [Ellen Terry Lewis] [?? Mother was Ellen C Fry Terry]

    Brothers and Sisters:
    Edith Mary Jo Ayers; Elsie Fay Weaver (OK); Olin Ray Terry and wifeEllen; Raymond Terry, Ward Terry, Eugene (Gene) Terry, Carl RonaldTerry, Harold Dean Terry

    Full Obituary:
    Memorial for Lela James
    Born in Spiro, Oklahoma on Jun. 24, 1928
    Departed on Oct. 27, 2010 and resided in Vancouver, WA
    Memorial Service-Celebration of Life: Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010
    Reception in our [?] Hospitality Room: Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010

    Lela James June 24, 1928 - October 27, 2010

    After 82 years of bringing kindness and happiness to those on Earth,Lela James departed this life and entered Heaven on October 27, 2010.She was born in Spiro, OK to wonderful parents, Lewis Lafayette andEllen Terry, and was raised in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas andCalifornia.  She graduated from Shafter High School, Shafter, CA in1945.

    After her marriage to David Myrddin James in June of 1951, sherelocated to Detroit, MI, where she enjoyed a career as a Secretarywith Wyandotte Chemical, Wyandotte, MI, and as an Executive Secretaryfor Ford Motor Company, Research and Engineering, Light TruckDivision, Dearborn, MI. Later, Lela relocated and made Bakersfield, CAher home, again working for Ford Motor Company and also ExecutiveSecretary to the CEO of Mohawk Oil, later relocating to Phoenix, AZ,where she was the Executive Secretary to the CEO of Sperry FederalCredit Union from which she retired in 1991.

    After retiring, Lela moved to Vancouver, WA in 1995 where she made herfinal home.  For over 30 years, Lela was a Mary Kay consultant, abusiness and product she loved and was proud to represent.  Sheretired from Mary Kay in 2008.

    She was preceded in death by her beloved parents Lewis and Ellen,
    her brothers: Raymond Terry, Ward Terry, Eugene (Gene) Terry, CarlRonald Terry, Harold Dean Terry, and
    her sister: Edith Mary Jo Ayers.

    Lela was an exceptional lady with a passion for her four footed andwinged "grandchildren:" Rocky, Missy, Prince, Abby, Duke and Ginger.She was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed crafting andscrapbooking.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Butby far, her greatest joy came from being with her family and her manyfriends.  Her love for her daughters kept her anchored to Earth.

    Lela is survived by her daughters: Ellen Flores and husband, Jim(Snohomish, WA); Barb Volk (Vancouver, WA) and husband John (Portland,OR);
    grandson: Bryan Miller,
    granddaughter: Sarah Miller (Phoenix, AZ),
    brother Olin Ray Terry and wife Ellen (Pinetop, AZ),
    sister: Elsie Fay Weaver (OK),
    sister-in-laws: Stella (Harold) Terry (Hot Springs, AR) and Ruth(Gene) Terry (Mena, AR); and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Lela loved everything beautiful; the sun, the rain, the clouds andeven the cold. For her, everyday held something beautiful. Her legacyto us is to find joy and beauty in all our doings and to have Hope.

    The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff ofCascade Park Care Center, Ray Hickey Hospice House, the RN and CNAstaff of the 4th floor/Medical Specialties Unit in Good SamaritanHospital, Miranda Armstrong, Dr. Kyle Smoot and Dr. Mahnaz Ahmad fortheir compassion, kindness and loving care given to our belovedmother, Lela James.
    --  Source Location Weirton, West Virginia


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