Terry A. Larson, 87, of Creede, CO., passed away on May 10th, 2022, at his home surrounded by
Terry was born on March 1, 1935, to Harry and Mary Larson in Creede, CO. After graduating
from Creede High School in 1953, he attended Trinidad State before joining the Navy.
Terry served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, achieving the rank of AE1, and transitioned into the
Air Force. His service moved him and his family across the world, including his favorites in
Germany, Bitburg and Hahn Air Force bases. After many years of service in the Air Force, Terry
retired with the rank of SMSGT.
During his transition from the Navy to the Air Force, Terry met and married Beverly Jean Foster
of Palo Alto, CA. They were married for 66 years. Terry and Beverly had 3 children: Jeffrey,
Curtis, and Linda.
When he retired from the Air Force and moved to Creede, Terry worked at the Bulldog Mine for
the Homestake Mining Company as Chief Electrician. He also worked for Mineral Engineering
and at the Summitville Mine.
After retiring from all mining operations, Terry pursued many hobbies including rebuilding
cars, hunting, tinkering with clocks and antiques. He enjoyed sharing coffee and cookies in his
sunroom with his friends, spending time at cabins in Spar, and chopping firewood. He and
Beverly would head to Berthoud, Colorado often to spend time with Linda’s family.
Terry was predeceased by his father Harry L. Larson, mother Mary L Larson (Davis), and
brother Monte Jay Larson. Terry is survived by his wife Beverly Jean (Foster), sons Jeffrey
(Susanna) and Curtis, daughter Linda (Scott Pickert), grandchildren James Terry Pickert - J.T.
(Madi) and Preston Pickert, Angela Hamilton, Frank Maze, Charles Maze (Brenda Stone), and
Vincent Maze, and numerous great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Ladies Aid Society of Creede:
P.O. Box 126 Creede, Colorado 81130.