Clovis, CA / Hurricane, Utah - Marvin Devon Terry passed away at age 84 on September 20, 2012 in Clovis, CA. He was born August 13, 1928 in Cedar City, Utah to David Marvin and Lamar Timothy Terry. He was the seventh of eight children. Devon grew up in the beautiful town of Rockville where, with his siblings, he learned the value of hard work and play. After graduating from Hurricane High School, Devon received his Bachelor of Science Degree from BAC college in Cedar City. He then went on to earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Olympia, WA.
Devon was a skilled and trusted Vet and he loved his work as evidenced by the fact that he continued to practice up into his 82nd year! He owned a large veterinary practice and hospital in Corona, CA. He and Jan moved up into the mountains and he operated his clinic in Idyllwild, CA. He continued to practice in Hurricane, UT and Barstow, CA while semi-retired.
Devon served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a Sergeant at March Air Base in Riverside, CA.
A member of the LDS Church, he served as a bishop twice in Norco, CA and as Branch President in Idyllwild, CA. He married Jan Smith in 1959. In 1972, they were sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. Jan had a son, Bill and a beautiful blonde baby, Kara, came to make their family complete in 1965. Both Jan and Devon spent many years in service to their family, church and community. They served an LDS mission to Ireland. Devon was a great lover of life, interested in many things. He loved animals, gardening, skiing, and deep sea fishing. He was kind and generous, upbeat and funny. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; daughter, Kara Gail Ryckman; and siblings: Barbara Bell, David Lowell Terry, Keith Terry, Dorothy McCloud and Carlson Terry. He is survived by his son, William Terry; five grandchildren: Lela and Carrie Terry, Joseph Porcaro, Kayla Bell and David Ryckman; and two sisters, Fae (Vic) Jenacaro and Jeanette Madsen.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurricane City Cemetery, 215 East 600 North, Hurricane, Utah, under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.