Terrance “Terry” Lloyd O’Hara, born Nov. 14, 1934, in Lakebay, to Jim and Kathleen O’Hara of Vaughn, died Feb. 24 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
Raised in Vaughn, and a 1953 graduate of Peninsula High School, Terry’s first jobs as a teen were working in the woods for Davidson Logging and on his uncle Elmer Olson’s dairy farm.
In 1954, he began work for Herb Satterlee Motors, and in 1955 married Satterlee’s daughter Elaine. They were married for 59 years.
Terry became an assistant manager at Safeway, and created displays for the Puyallup Fair. He later worked as a route salesman for Coca-Cola and then sales manager in Tacoma, Aberdeen, and finally Longview, where he became president of the Longview Pioneers Lions Club.
Active in sports at Peninsula High, he loved to say he played for the Seahawks when he was a teenager. He later coached Boys Club basketball in Tacoma, as well as Coca-Cola’s slow pitch team, where he pitched and played second base. His team won the Tacoma championship one year.
After retiring from Coca-Cola, Terry worked in the Charbonneau Golf Club Pro Shop, then became golf pro at Lake Limerick, and finally retired at Bayshore.
He also spent 12 years in the Tacoma National Guard.
Terry said he had a good and interesting life, seeing a lot of the world and making many friends.
Survivors include his daughter Kathleen Rae, grandson Chris Mathis (Justine), great-grandson Barrett, sisters Colleen Slater of Vaughn and Shannon Lumsden of Olympia; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Contributions may be made in his name to any charity.