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Ezra Edward Terry

September 19, 1927 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 90)

Ezra Edward Terry, son of Edward Sirls Terry and Florence Woodbury, was born 19 September 1927, St. George, Utah. Blessed and named 3 November 1927 by Gordon W. Mathis, baptized 19 October 1935 by M. M. Decker, St. George Temple.   Ezra advanced in the Priesthood and is a good member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was ordained an Elder before leaving for the Amy by Elder Grover Shakespeare.

He served his country three years in the Korean War, taking his training at Fort Ord, California, then was sent to fight in the battle front. He was on the battle front only two weeks when he was wounded by shrapnel in the back and arms. He described as getting off the back of a boat and running to the beach while rounds were flying past his ears hitting many men in his view.  For which he earned a Purple Heart. He was taken to the Army hospital where he was nursed for months. Then he was sent to the United States to visit home and loved ones and have a rest.

While on leave, he went to an open air dance just outside of Toquerville, where he met and fell in love with his future wife, Jeanen Olds. Later he was sent to the State of Missouri where he labored as a trainer in the Army training camp to train our soldiers. Ezra was always a dependable young man. While in the Armed Forces he converted and baptized his buddy Kurt.

Ezra had always been very good to help at home. His mother states “I well remember when I was very sick he helped to care for me as a nurse and with the help of Doctor Reichman and through faith and prayers, I was restored to health, to raise my family.”

Ezra married Mary Jeanen Olds, daughter of Charles Andrew Olds and Gladys Sylvester Olds, on 10 May 1952 at the temple in St. George, Utah. Jeanen was born in Toquerville, Utah on 31 May 1933. They lived in Cottonwood Heights for 54 years. There he owned and operated several service stations in Holliday with a 30 year run. During the winters he ran a snow plowing service in the Olympus Cove area. He was fondly known as "Terry the Snowplow Man".

Ezra held the office of High Priest.  He served in various positions throughout the years and was known to pick roses from his garden for members in his ward. They settled in Cottonwood Heights where he owned and operate various gas stations in Mill Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jeanen, his daughter Jeannie and granddaughter Ashley.

They have five children. Andrea (Dennis Hatch), Kurt (LaRae), Jeffrey O. (Kathleen), Jeannie (deceased) and Michelle (Trevor) and 16 grandchildren. 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS church house located at 7035 South Nutree Dr (3325 E.), Cottonwood Heights, UT; where friends and family can visit 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery. Guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family available at: HolbrookMortuary.com

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