Terry Thomas Lacy, passed away October 17, 2019, at the age of 79. He was born to Thomas and Rosemary Lacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 17, 1939. When he was six, his father moved the family to Winslow, Arizona to take employment with the Sante Fe Railroad. Terry loved growing up in Winslow, often referring to it as nirvana, when it was bigger than Flagstaff.
Beginning at a young age Terry excelled in sports, pitching for the winning Little League and Babe Ruth state championship or runner up teams three years in a row. In his high school years, Terry was also the football quarterback, leading the Winslow Bulldogs to the North A championship and was named to the All State and All Conference football teams in 1955 and 1956. After graduating from Winslow High School in 1957, he attended Notre Dame University on a baseball and football scholarship. After a year, he chose to transfer to ASU to complete his education, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1962.
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Terry married Judith Ann Robinson on August 26, 1960. Moving to Holbrook after graduation, they raised three children, John (Nancy), Joel (Kelli) and Lee (Kevin). Together with his parents-in-law, Terry owned and operated the concessions at the Rainbow Forest Lodge facility in the Petrified Forest National Park until the business was sold to the Fred Harvey Company in 1974. He then taught and coached at Holbrook High School, before moving the family to Flagstaff in 1977. Here he co-owned the Circle Q Ranch Shop until selling it in 1982. Again Terry coached many young people in baseball and football, making a lasting impression on the lives of many of the Winslow, Holbrook and Flagstaff youth throughout the years. He lost his beloved wife of 39 years in 1998.
In 1999, Terry met and married Marjorie Robinson Williams, becoming a second father to her son, Mike Williams (Donna). He finished his career as a successful insurance broker, retiring in 2015. He and Marjorie lived a very happy life for twenty years, traveling to many corners of the world, and enjoying their joint children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He continued his love of sports as an umpire baseball and softball youth, and an avid fan of ASU and the University of Montana teams. He also served on many local boards of directors, giving back to the community he loved. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Mike Lacy, and his brother-in-law, Patrick Beigel. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, his sister Mary Lacy Beigel, his brother Patrick Lacy, the children, grandchildren Kyndall, Ryan, Connor, JT, Lauren, Randee, Curtis, Taylor, Jayden, Cade, Caleb, Rebekah, Elisa and Micah, great grandchildren Abi and Tatum, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The service for Terry will be held at 2:00 Saturday, October 26 at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N Beaver Street in Flagstaff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Country Community Health Center, 2920 N. Fourth St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, or a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences can be shared with family online at www.norvelowensmortuary.com