Formerly of Halfway, 1952-2019
Terry Crow, 67, formerly of Halfway, died Jan. 5, 2019, at Salem Health Hospital in Salem.
A celebration of Terry’s life and potluck will take place April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Halfway Lions Hall.
Terry Ilene Rankin was born on Dec. 30, 1952, at Baker City. Her early years were spent in Durkee. She later moved and attended both grade school and high school in Eugene.
When Terry was younger she worked various jobs including construction and tending to plants at a nursery. She worked in the restaurant and lounge industry for most of her life, always making it entertaining.
In 1970 Terry married Larry Nicolas. They lived in Eugene and together had two children, Joe and Angela. They later divorced. Terry moved to Halfway in 1976 where her parents owned the Stockmen’s Restaurant. It was there that she met Dick Crow. Her mom told her, “Out of all these men you can only date Dick.” In 1979 Terry married Dick and together they had children, Katie and Logan. They later divorced, but remained good friends over the years.
Terry cherished family time and always cooked enough for an army. She loved crafts, building birdhouses, sewing, making pillows, puzzles, woodworking and refurbishing chairs. She especially adored teaching her grandkids crafts and cooking with them.
She enjoyed playing cards and video poker and always dreamed of winning the lottery and living in Las Vegas. Her catch phrase was, “never hit on a 12!” She loved old school rock and roll music, Elvis, succulent plants and a good kamikaze shot. Her life philosophy was “have fun, who cares what someone thinks!”
Terry will be remembered for having the hugest heart, and for always giving away her crafts or helping with projects, and her pizza boats. She had an ability to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome and she was always the life of the party. Terry is truly loved and missed.
Terry is survived by her sons, Joe and his wife, Brandy Nicolas, and Logan and his wife, Brooke Crow; her daughters, Kimber Smith, Angela Solesbee, and Katie and her husband, Tim George; her brothers, Ted Rankin and his wife, Caroline, Ray Rankin, Jim Scott and his wife, Jeanette; her sisters Sheila Farwell and her husband, Denny, and Patti Zachary and her husband, Gene; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Rankin and Herberta Cassidy; and her stepdad, Donald Scott.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Terry, the family suggests the Pine Eagle Education Foundation (PEEF) through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be made at twww.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com