Terry Dale Barham was born March 30, 1958, in Los Angeles, Calif. He died March 4, 2010, in Shoreline, Wash.
He is survived by Pamela, his loving wife of 21 years; his children, Mitchell James Barham and Bradley Charles Barham; his father, Frank; his brother, Tony; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Terry is preceded in death in 1995 by his mother, Catherine.
Raised in Okanogan, Terry established a lifelong love of the outdoors, hiking, skiing and boating. Terry embraced life and lived it to the fullest. He graduated from Okanogan High School in 1976 and received a B.A. from Eastern Washington University. In 1987, Terry began his 23 year career as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Seattle.
He was enjoyable to be around and had an infectious laugh which allowed him to connect with people. Terry was a great husband, father, coach and friend.
He persevered for three years battling Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) never losing his positive outlook on life. He continued to make people laugh even though nothing could be done about the disease.
To help find a cure for this disease, donations may be made to The ALS Association, Evergreen Chapter, 19115 68th Ave. S., Suite H-105, Kent, Wash. 98032.
Vigil Service will be held Friday, March 12, 2010, at 7 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 12 noon, both at St. Luke Church, 322 N. 175th St., Shoreline, Wash. Reception to follow.
Hoffner Fisher and Harvey, Seattle, Wash., was in charge of arrangements.