Terry Lee Amundson
August 9, 2023
Terry Lee Amundson, 71, passed away peacefully and went home to the Lord in the morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, at 2 p.m., at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont., followed by a luncheon at the VFW.
Terry was born to Joel "Lem" and Doris (Brastedt) Amundson on Dec. 13, 1951, in Northwood, N.D. During his childhood, the family moved often to different locations following Lem's construction career, finally settling in Glasgow in 1959.
Terry attended school in Glasgow, graduating in 1970 and was drafted into the US Army where he served until 1972. While in the Army he operated a bulldozer clearing jungle and mine fields in Vietnam. When he returned to the US he went to heavy equipment school in Homestead, Fla. Upon returning to Glasgow, he worked operating heavy equipment for the Bentonite Mining company.
He was married in Glasgow where he had a son, Eric. He and the family moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., where they had their second son, Byron.
In Oregon he owned and operated a service station/auto repair shop (Honest Terry's Rock n' Roll Mobil) where he worked six and sometimes seven days a week. He eventually sold out and went to work for Jeld-Wen and retired after 20 years. He then returned to Glasgow where he was semi-retired maintaining a paper delivery service as far as Plentywood. After developing some health issues, he moved to Everett, Wash., to be closer to his son, Byron.
Terry was a very genuine guy, quick to smile and slow to anger. He was lively and fun and made people laugh and have a good time. He had many stories and adventures and was quick to share them with friends and stranger alike.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents Lem and Doris; brother Jim Amundson; brother-in-law Bob Smith; and several aunts and uncles.
Terry is survived by his two sons, Eric (Julie), of Klamath Falls, and Byron (Brittany), of Everett; grandson Bryan, of Klamath Falls; sisters Marilyn Smith, of McKinney, Texas, and Nancy (Dan) Jimison, of Billings, Mont .; sister-in-law Mona Amundson, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews and many close friends.
Terry would love to know old friends and family gathered around a couple of beers and told stories of the old days! Godspeed Terry, gone but not forgotten.