Kerry Jean Terry


(June 24, 2009)

Kerry Jean Terry, 60, of Lovell died peacefully Wednesday, June 24 at her home. Kerry was born Oct. 14, 1948, in Lead, S.D. to Marguriete and Manfred Falk.

She was the youngest of three children. Kerry graduated from Lead High School in 1966. She went to Black Hills State, where she graduated with a degree in special education. She taught in the Lead-Deadwood School District from 1976-1981.

In 1981, Kerry moved to Lovell with her family, where she taught in Big Horn County School District No. 1 for 20 years. She started the Special Olympic program in North Big Horn County. Kerry was named the Educator of the Year for the State of Wyoming in 1994.

Kerry spent her life raising her children: Tammie, Tracy, Teri Jo, Tashie, BJ, William and Jennifer. She spent countless hours supporting her children and grandchildren at school and sporting events.

Kerry was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Delta Kappa Gamma, where she spent hours serving others.

Kerry is survived by her children, Tammie of Sturgis, SD., Tracy (Marc) of Byron, Teri Jo of Longmont, Colo., Tashie (Craig) of Lovell, BJ (Andrea) of Broomfield, Colo.; her brother, Thomas Falk (Sandy) of Livonia, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, Tyanna and Tierra Thompson, Mitchell, Matthew, Marquette, Marshall McArthur, Robert Nowak, Caitlyn, Brenden, Adessa and Carter Lundberg; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Norma; two infant children, William and Jennifer; and nephew, Keith Falk.

Services will be held Wednesday at Haskell Funeral Home at 10 a.m. The family suggests memorials be made in Kerry’s name online ( or mail to: Special Olympics Attn: Web Gifts, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036-3604.

Arrangements are being handled by Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell.