Terry Owen Menefee of Casa Grande, Arizona, passed away on August 17, 2021. He was surrounded by family and passed peacefully. He was 79 years old.
Terry was born June 24, 1942, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, and grew up in the Iowa Great Lakes, calling Arnolds Park home. He graduated with the Arnolds Park Class of 1960. After high school, Terry joined the US Navy serving on the USS Constellation and was based in San Diego, California. He had the opportunity to see many countries of thePacificRim until 1964.
Terry married his bride of 56 years, Janice Ruehle,in 1965,at Zion Lutheran Church,in Ruthven, Iowa. Together they had 3 boys. They started their journey together in Tucson,Arizona, lived in Colorado, NW Iowa and eventually returned to Arizona for retirement. Terry was an EMT and volunteer fireman in Coal Creek Canyon, CO and in Milford, IA where he enjoyed serving the community. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Milford, Iowa, for over 38 years. He was also an avid reader his entire lifetime.
Terry was preceded in death by his mother & father, Scott and Jeanne of Arnolds Park and his older brother Scotty. Terryis survived by his wife Jan, and their sons Chris, Kurt & Jon. He had two grandsons, Alex (wife Kari) and Hunter. Terry also leaves behind his two younger sisters,Sherrill and Jeanine.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2022 in