Terrance M. "Terry" Rooney

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April 24, 1955 ˜ December 31,

On Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, Terrance M. Rooney, loving husband, father of 3, grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 1, passed away in his sleep at the age of 63. Terry was born on April 24, 1955 in Yakima, WA to Thomas and Catherine Rooney. He grew up in Kent, WA and graduated from Kent Meridian High School. However, he spent summers working on the family ranch in Wapato, WA.
On Aug. 31, 1973, he married the love of his life, Joanne Marie Hoisington, whom he was married to for 40 years before losing her to cancer. They lived on the family ranch in Wapato, WA for a while before moving to Burien, WA together, they raised 3 children. In 1989, he moved his family to SW Washington, where they lived the remainder of their lives.
Terry worked as a truck driver for over 35 years.
He loved traveling, working on cars and more than anything spending time with his family.
Terry will be remembered for his undeniable love and dedication to his family, his unique sense of humor, and his willingness to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and anyone whose heart he touched.
Terry is survived by his daughter, Marie Biddix (Tommy); son, Randy Rooney (Carrie); daughter, Michele Rooney; his brother, Phil Rooney (Trudy); sisters, Patricia Cughan (Ron) and Karen Geisen (Jerry); as well as his 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Services will be held at Grace Community Church in Woodland, WA at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 12, 2019.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 9, 2019
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