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Terry McEldowney, 66


April 11, 2019

Terry Ervin McEldowney, 66, passed away on March 31, 2019 at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon.

He was born to Eugene and Georgena (Geegee) McEldowney in Myrtle Point, Oregon on January 28, 1953. He spent much of his youth in Fairview riding motorcycles and enjoying the outdoors. As a young teenager the family moved to Fort Fraser, British Columbia, Canada. In Canada, Terry worked as a long haul trucker and operated heavy equipment. When his father had a serious heart attack, Terry took over operation of the family logging company.

Moving to Broadbent in his early 20s, Terry met the love of his life, Sally Farmer. They were married in 1986 in Ketchikan, Alaska. They were married for 32 years. Alaska was a special place for them. This began as they worked three summers in a set net fishing operation in Bristol Bay. In the off season Terry worked in logging camps, and they eventually moved full time to Petersburg, Alaska in 1988. There Terry owned a site development construction company and a snow removal business. In Petersburg he enjoyed many activities and good times with his friends at the Moose Lodge.

Diagnosed with COPD/Parkinson, Terry and Sally moved home to Bridge, Oregon in 2006 to be closer to family. Terry enjoyed woodworking, and his beautiful clocks hang in the homes of many friends. He had a special place in his heart for his “rent-a-kids”, and for animals. He will be remembered for his kindness, willingness to always lend a helping hand, and his giving ways, often in an anonymous manner.

He was preceded in death by his father Eugene McEldowney, and his brother Keith McEldowney and many nieces, nephews, cousins, sister in law, and brother in laws.

He is survived by his wife Sally Farmer McEldowney, his mother Georgena McEldowney, and his brother Jay McEldowney.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Terry and Sally’s home in Bridge, Oregon on May 25, 2019 at 1 PM.


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