Terence W. Lord
March 19, 1945-Feb. 20, 2022
Terence (Terry) Wentworth Lord passed away on Feb. 20, 2022 in Georgetown, Texas after a 7-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was one month shy of his 77th birthday.
Born in Waco, Texas on March 19, 1945, to Robert W. and Gloria Mavrakos Lord, Terry traveled the world with his parents during his father’s tenure in the U.S. Air Force. Soon after the family moved to Elmendorf Air Force Bas in 1963, Terry moved to Fairbanks to attend the University of Alaska. During the summer months he worked in the wilds of Alaska for the Department of Fish and Game. It was in Fairbanks that he met, then married, Joan Johnson. Terry then served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and upon being discharged the family, with a new daughter, returned to Fairbanks where he worked 30 years for City of Fairbanks/Golden Heart Utilities.
Terry’s adventurous nature led him to gold mining, love of automobiles — including classic cars —, love of music and roadtrips to Homer to visit and help his mother, father and sisters. After leaving Fairbanks, Terry and Joan retired to Georgetown, Texas where his circle of friends grew and adventures continued. Everyone who knew Terry will remember his incredible work ethic, his offbeat sense of humor, his honesty and unwavering love for his family. He will be dearly missed by all.
Terry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Lord of Georgetown, Texas; daughters, Christine Lord and Stephanie Menard; grandchildren, Grace Lord-Leutwyler, Madison and Colin Menard , all of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters Debbie Hannigan (Joe) of Grand Junction, Colorado and Leslie Lord-Coffing (Mike) of Homer, Alaska.
Remembrances of Terry Lord may be shared on the Ramsey Funeral Home website (https://www.ramseyfuneral.com/) or on Legacy.com. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honor Terry’s memory please open your heart and carry out a random act of kindness for someone in need, or make a contribution in his memory to Lewy Body Dementia Association (https://www.lbda.org/).