Rama Wall TERRY Billy Jack TERRY Martin Paul TERRY Living TERRY Living TERRY Living TERRY Helen Hilda BRAUN Rama Allen TERRY Thomas R TERRANOVA Dan Terry WOOD Living TERRY Beatrice Addie MERRYMAN Mini tree diagram
Kenneth Paul TERRY

Kenneth Paul TERRY1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

10th Feb 19301,2,3,4,5,6 - 11th Dec 20102,3,4,5,6

Life History

10th Feb 1930

Born in Weatherford, Custer, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6

about 1954

Married Helen Hilda BRAUN in Spokane, Spokane, Washington.5

9th Sep 1959

Birth of son Martin Paul TERRY in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.6,4

5th Mar 1978

Death of son Martin Paul TERRY in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico.6,4

after 2010

Death of Helen Hilda BRAUN in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico.5

11th Dec 2010

Died in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico.2,3,4,5,6

16th Dec 2010

Buried in Memory Gardens, Farmington. San Juan County, New Mexico.5,6

Other facts


Birth of son Living TERRY


Birth of son Living TERRY


Birth of daughter Living TERRY


  • 1930 Federal Census, Custer County, Oklahoma, 24 April, Cedar Township, District 10, page 6A, Hse/Fam #130
    Weast, Theodore J Head Owns M W 65 Widowed IL OH IL Farmer
    Terry, Rama W Son-in-law M W 26 Married at age 24 OK GA NC Farm Laborer
    Terry, Beatrice Dau F W 19 Married at age 16 OK OK OK
    Terry, Billie Jack Son M W 1 OK OK OK
    Terry, Kenneth Son M W 0 (no months given) OK OK OK

    Here is the information that I have on the Terry siblings that I just found from that reunion:

    William (Billy Jack) Terry Sr - 12/1/26 - 6/2/03, wife Helen, children Bill Jr, Trisha Alley and Bryan Terry
    Kenneth Paul Terry - 2/10/30 - 12/11/10, wife Helen, children David, Mark, Paul and Teresa
    Roger Lee Tripp - 4/17/61 - 10/13/10, wife Ida, children David, Keren Fykes, Alan and Michael Tripp
    Tommy Terranova - 10/27/33 (I haven't been able to find any more information on him yet)
    Dan Terry Wood - 6/13/35 - 7/3/99, wife Pamela, child Stacy
    Shaney - 4/2/37 - children Dan and Kim Wilson, Shaney Brinsmead and Harry Abram

    --  Stacy Wood, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17 March 2017

    I found a 1943 directory in San Francisco that matches Kenenth and his brother Rama.  In 1943, he would be only 13 and his brother Rama even younger.  Here Kenneth is married to a Helen and Rama is married to a Jean.  Rama is such an unusual name it seems odd to find another Rama in connection with a Kenenth, but the age is a problem, for them to be either married or working in shipbuilding.

    I do find matching entries for Kenneth and his wife Helen Braun in Colorado Springs, where his obituary says they lived afte getting married in Washington.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Directory, 1959, p 705
    Terry Kenneth P (Helen) uphol Orman Mattress h 819 Cucharras

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Directory, 1960, p 930
    Terry Kenneth P (Helen) uphol Orman Mattress h 819 Cucharras

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Directory, 1956, p 556
    Terry Kenneth P (Helen) slsmn Out West Tent & Awning h 819 Cucharras

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Directory, 1955, p 827
    Helen Mrs tchr Immannuel Lutheran Sch h 413 S Nevada
    Terry Kenneth P (Helen) fabrictor Out West Tent & Awning h 413 S Nevada

    The Braun family genelaogy provides some details for Kenneth, as well as a photo.

    Kenneth Paul Terry
    Birth 10 Feb 1930 in Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Death 11 Dec 2010 in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico
    Rama Wall Terry 1904 - 1965, Private
    -- Braun Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4905821/person/-1525004374?ssrc=&ml_rpos=1&ftm=1

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Kenneth P Terry
    Birth Date 10 Feb 1930
    Phone Number 325-1679
    1016 Tudessen Dr, Farmington, NM, 87401
    446 Road 5500, Bloomfield, NM, 87413-9303 (1981)
    101 E Tycksen Dr, Farmington, NM, 87401-6147 (1993)

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Kenneth Paul Terry
    Born 10 Feb 1930
    Died 11 Dec 2010
    Last Residence Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico 87401
    SSN issued California (Before 1951)

    An obituary for Kenneth came up in a later search, giving names of additional family connections, filling in some gaps.  The references to famliy members and his mother's name indicates that sdhe was divorced at some point form Kenneth's father Rama.  This was probably in Oklahoma, before we find Rama in Arizona in the mid-1930s, or in Arizona soon after they moved out there.  I have not found a 1940 census record for Beatrice and the children.

    The record of marriage to Inez L Jenkins in Prescott, Arizona was in October 1939.  But then no subsequent record of Inez has been found.  Rama's wife at the time of death in Alaska was Ruth Elizabeth Hopkins.

    Kenneth Paul Terry, 80, of Farmington, passed gently away in the early hours of Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, surrounded by his immediate family.

    Kenneth was born, Feb. 10, 1930, in Weatherford, Okla., to Rama and Beatrice Terry. Kenneth enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1948, and served a tour of duty during the Korean War as a forward air controller in the battle of Chosin Reservoir. After serving in the Marine Corps, Kenneth joined the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant. During his final stint in the Air Force, he met Helen Braun in Spokane, Wash. They married and made their home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    In 1961, the young family moved to Farmington, where Kenneth became an air traffic controller. He spent his career of 21 years serving at the Farmington Airport tower facility. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed hunting and shooting sports. He was also a presenter for the Victim Impact Panel, making presentations that described the effect that drunk driving deaths have on families.

    Kenneth was preceded in death by his son, Martin Paul Terry; his father, Rama Terry; his mother, Beatrice Lebbs;
    his brothers, Bill Terry Sr., Roger Tripp (Rama Allen Terry) and Daniel Wood;
    and nephews, Michael Terry and the Rev. Bill Terry Jr.

    [Note one son reported as dying before his father was Martin Paul, then below survivors include a son Paul.  Would this be a different son with the same name as Martin Paul's middle name?]

    He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Hilda (Braun) Terry;
    sons, David, Mark and Paul; daughter, Teresa Terry-Elliott;
    brother, Thomas Terranova; stepfather, Merle Lebbs;
    eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Zion Lutheran Church, 7455 Foothills Drive in Farmington, with Pastor Gary Thur officiating.

    Interment will be at Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main St. in Farmington. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post #2182 of Farmington. Memorial gifts may be made in Kenneth's memory to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund, 7455 Foothills Drive, Farmington, NM 87402-5091. Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home 103 E. Ute St. Farmington, NM 87401 (505) 325-8688

    --  Memorial Networks, "Kenneth Paul Terry," http://www.danielsfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=813299&ftm=1
    --  also at Daniels Funeral Home, http://danielsfuneral.frontrunnerpro.com/book-of-memories/884909/Kenneth-Terry/obituary.php
    --  also on Legacy.com, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=147094848

    His memorial on Find a Grave also includes the above obituary, which I am omitting so as not to duplicate.

    Kenneth Paul Terry
    Birth Feb. 10, 1930
    Death Dec. 11, 2010
    Burial Memory Gardens of Farmington, Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico
    Created by Kenneth D. Bogard Dec 12, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #62824791, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62824791&ref=acom


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