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Terry Humphreys, 68, died peacefully at home in Montpelier, Idaho onWednesday, Feb. 25,
2015. He was born in Ogden, Utah on February 1, 1947 as the only child to Lowell and
LaPrial Humpherys. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1965.
Terry retired from Monsanto.
Terry was an active member of Bear Lake County Search and Rescue for 45 years,
serving as Commander four times, and greatly enjoyed the time spent with fellow members
and friends. Terry loved spending time outdoors with his family. An avid fisherman and
hunter, he was also an excellent marksman.
Terry married Colleen Derricott on November 24, 1978, joining their families as one. They
were sealed as an eternal family in the Logan L.D.S. Temple on Oct. 23, 1987. Terry loved
his family and reveled in being a grandfather.
Terry acquired an appreciation for nature from his parents and passed that on to his
children. Camping and four wheeling together as a family has been and will continue to be
a treasured time together. Through photography, Terry captured the beauty of
the Bear Lake valley and the hills that he loved.
Family and friends have benefited over the years from the knowledge and talents that Terry
shared with his wood working skills and ability to "fix almost anything." He
loved to go antiquing with Colleen and really anything else that she had an interest
Terry was a true Jazz fan and followed them closely during the good times and the bad. He
enjoyed watching and giving pointers to his kids and then his grand kids as they
participated in sports of all kinds. He encouraged them to do their best in whatever they
It was not unusual to find Nibs, his black standard poodle, riding shotgun with Terry in
his jeep. He truly had a love for animals.
Terry will be greatly missed by his family-immediate and extended-and his friends.
Terry is survived by his wife, Colleen Derricott Humpherys and his eight children:
Todd(Kathy) Humpherys of Draper, Utah; Jeffery (Karen) Humpherys of South Jordan, Utah;
Michelle (Randy) Singleton of Montpelier, Idaho; Jeremy (Candy) Humpherys of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida; Tamara Humpherys of Boise, Idaho; Nathan (Kenna) Humpherys of Afton,
Wyoming; Katrina (Danny) Jacobs of Montpelier; Samantha
(Danny) Sparks of Montpelier. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and three
greatgrandchildren, with one more on the way.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and LaPrial Humpherys.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 2 with burial at Montpelier Cemetery.
This entry was posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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