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Charles "Adrian" & Reta

Charles "Adrian" & Reta Terrell

Charles Adrian Terrell ~

Charles “Adrian” Terrell, a loving husband, father, and friend unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2022. He was 75 years old. He was born in Sandpoint, ID to Perry and Hilda Terrell in 1947. In 1952 his family moved to Waldport, OR  where he graduated from Waldport High School in 1965. While in 5th grade Adrian would meet Reta Christine Hamness of Silverton, OR who would become the love of his life. Adrian said he and Reta were young but serious, he loved that girl with the horned rim glasses! They were married on December 24, 1966, in Newport, OR. They have celebrated 55 years of marriage together.

Adrian had a deep love for the Bible and his God, Jehovah, which led him to dedicate his life to Jehovah in 1957 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Throughout his life he faithfully served in different capacities to help others and as an elder in the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belgrade, MT. His beautiful spiritual qualities made him a loyal and loving husband, father, and friend. He loved researching the scriptures and having deep spiritual conversations with friends and family, which will be missed by all.

Adrian was also known for his big infectious laugh, sense of humor and “Terrell gap” smile. He always kept his mind and hands busy. He worked hard his whole life. Adrian was a logger in his younger years and a drywaller in his later years, of which he recently retired from. He was very creative and artistic; he received great enjoyment in creating detailed woodworking pieces, cooking, reading, and gardening. He delighted in pranking his friends with his plentiful crops of zucchini.

Adrian’s passion for fishing began as a boy and continued throughout his life. His favorite fishing spot was at Canyon Ferry Lake on his cabin cruiser. He soaked in the beautiful surroundings and enjoyed a peaceful getaway. Those moments often included excited phone calls to his family until those famous words of “fish on” were yelled.

Adrian is survived by his wife, Reta Terrell, four daughters, Shiree Ingram (Keith), Amber Buck (Travis), Kriste Stanton (Jack), and Sunny Corbett; five grandchildren, Bergen Buck, Jacob Buck, Brooklyn Clements, Kylie Corbett, and Sophia House; four siblings, Shannon Terrell, Terry Terrell, Darrell Terrell, and Tracie Granvold.


Reta Terrell ~

Reta Terrell, a loving wife and mother passed away peacefully at home in Belgrade, MT, March 29, 2023. Reta was 74 years old. She was born in Silverton, OR to Edwin and Hazel Leola Hamness in 1949. Reta grew up in Newport and Toledo, OR and graduated high school in 1967 from Pasco, WA. The summer before starting 3rd grade Reta’s whole life would forever change when she met “the most handsome guy she had ever seen” Charles Adrian Terrell. They were married December 24, 1966, in New­port, OR and celebrated 55 years of marriage together.

Reta had a deep love for her God, Jehovah, motivat­ing her to dedicate her life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1962. Reta genuinely cared for and sympathized with people, she loved sharing her faith and fully supported her husband in his theocratic assignments.

Reta and Adrian were a team. They had a logging and drywall business togeth­er. Reta handled bookkeep­ing and had a good business sense. She was always there to make breakfast and lunch at 3:00 & 4:00 am to send Adrian off to the mountains! A few hours later, the house would be in a bustle with four daughters getting ready for school. No one was leaving the house until a scriptural thought was read. That spiritual morning routine has become an essential in their daughters’ lives to this day.

No one embraced grandmother-hood like Reta. She knew she wanted to be called “Nana” even before her first grandchild was born. Separately, each child had their own special relationship, and the best naps were always with Nana. No child was in better care!

Reta always loved the Oregon Coast from child­hood to adulthood. She had special moments of spend­ing time with her mom and sister picking agate stones at the beach. Over the last 20 years, Reta and Adrian would spend countless beach and boating days in South Florida. She had such a love for the ocean and was always on the lookout for a dolphin and especially a manatee sighting. She loved her “toes in the sand.”

Reta is survived by her four daughters, Shiree Ingram (Keith), Amber Buck (Travis), Kriste Stanton (Jack) and Sunny Corbett;  five grandchildren, Bergen Buck, Jacob Buck, Brooklyn Clements, Kylie Corbett and Sophia House; and her only sister, Vicki Blue (Mike Blue).

Services will be held May 20, 2023, at 1:00 pm, MST at The Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5590 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade, MT and on ZOOM, ID:83313630213 Pass­code:907064

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

The Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

5590 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade, MT 59714

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