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OBITUARY: Jeanette 'Sissy' Terry Oct. 6, 1928–April 30, 2013

on May 6, 2013 - 2:49pm

JEANETTE "SISSY" TERRY Oct. 6, 1928April 30, 2013

Jeanette “Sissy” Terry peacefully passed away April 30, 2013 at home in the loving arms of her husband of 63 years, B.U. Terry, Jr. 

Jeanette was the mother of Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados and a frequent visitor to Los Alamos.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Ropesville, Texas. Jeanette was a long-time educator, having taught school in Hobbs, Porter, San Jon, Tucumcari and Eagle Nest, New Mexico. 

She had an entrepreneurial spirit about her, branching out to open her own Real Estate company in Angel Fire, New Mexico. A well respected member of the Real Estate community, she served as a Board Member for the New Mexico Realtor’s Association. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Woman of the Year in 1983-84. Jeanette served on the Board of Directors for the Vietnam Veterans Chapel during its inception.

She is survived by her beloved husband B.U., daughter Pat and son-in-law Jeff Casados of Los Alamos, daughter Bethe San and son-in-law Cutter Cunningham of Tatum, grandson Sean Casados and his wife Shannen, granddaughter Jessica Fleming and her husband Pat, grandson Sky Jones, granddaughter Rana Jameson and her husband Bradley, two great-grandsons Zeus Casados and Jax Jameson, bother Bill Ward, sister Sandra Ward, and many nieces and nephew who will miss Aunt Sissy.

Services were held at the Mountain Vista cemetery in Angel Fire, New Mexico May 4, 2013, and were conducted by James Leslie Robbins of Portales, a student of Jeanette’s.

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