Terry Edward Ward
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April 27th, 1949 ˜ April 28th, 2020

Terry was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 27, 1949 to Thomas and Joyce Ward. He spent his early years in Orange County, CA and graduated from Anaheim High School in 1968 with a letter in band and wrestling.
Terry later went to the Piano Hospital in Vancouver, WA and learned piano tuning. He tuned pianos for the next 40 years even for some dignitaries. Terry moved to Vancouver, WA in about 1995 and continued his piano tuning there till 2018 when he retired.
Terry loved bowling and was on a league every year. He also was a “big brother” and mentored many youths. He was a very happy person who liked to make people laugh and he loved to sing. For all the injuries he had through life, he always maintained a positive attitude and professed that ”this too shall pass”.
He is survived by his daughter, Shanda Taber; sisters, Carol Good and Linda Chandler; nieces, Ellen Ries (David) and Deanna Wackerman (Danny); nephews, Lloyd Chandler (Kristen) and John Good; as well as three grandnieces, Brooke, Dylann and Reilly.
Terry slipped into a coma on Friday and passed away from lymphoma cancer four days later. May he rest in peace.
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Published in The Columbian on May 10, 2020.
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May 14, 2020
Terry was out going and a very friendly Man. A friend to ALL.
Major W. Harris, Jr.
May 5, 2020
Terry was visually impaired, but never let his disability stand in the way of his accomplishments. Positive, caring, funny and a loving family member and a member of his community. You will not be forgotten my friend. Rest I peace Terry.
Robert Wasson
May 5, 2020
A good man with a fine spirit and a big heart. Terry's friendship was a pleasure and a privilege. His family loved him dearly and he knows it. Rest in peace my friend.
John Hanks
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