June 20, 1940 ~ April 30, 2022
Born in: Terre Haute, Indiana
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado
Terrence Joseph McGeeney, 81, passed away on April 30, 2022. Survived by his wife, Donna McGeeney; children, Tresa (James) Friesen, Joe McGeeney, Ryan McGeeney, Greg (Lori) Hamm and Brett (Gwen) Hamm; grandchildren, T.J. (Shelby) McGeeney, Ashley McGeeney, Jennifer (Jeremy) DeCou, Madelyn Friesen, Lillian, Evelyn and Carolyn Hamm; great-grandchildren, Oliver DeCou, Amelia DeCou and Henry DeCou; and siblings, Steve (Tandra) McGeeney, Kevin (Shauna) McGeeney and Maureen (Stewart) Kelly. Preceded in death by his parents.
Terry was born to Joseph and Helen McGeeney on June 20, 1940, in Terre Haute, IN and graduated from Custer High School in 1958. As a teenager, he excelled in basketball and football, enjoyed fishing and water skiing, and held a job as an attendant at Butch’s Standard Service. In 1989, Terry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Friends University in Wichita, KS; he later earned a Master of Science degree in the same field. He served as a substance abuse counselor and pastoral care counselor for many institutions and communities throughout his life, including the Union Pacific Railroad, St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, KS, and SonRise Church in Pueblo West. He also donated immense amounts of his time through volunteer counseling in the Pueblo West community. Terry was a lifelong reader, with particular interests in World War II and the American Civil War. In the final years of his life, he wrote a book with his brother Steven describing their respective paths to sobriety. Terry was at various times a member of the Rotarians, Toastmasters and the Pueblo Pro Bono Mental Wellness program.
There will be a celebration of love and life in Terry’s honor at Oasis Christian Church, 347 S. Del Norte Ave., Pueblo West, at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022, with Pastor Greg Smith officiating the service. There will be a reception afterward. Per his request, Terry’s body will be cremated, and his ashes interred in Custer, SD, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society,2004 Lake Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 https://donate3.cancer.org/ or Oasis Christian Church, 347 S. Del Norte Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007 https://www.theoasiscc.com/give
Online condolences can be made at www.MontgomerySteward.com
Life Celebration: May 21, 2022 2:00 pm
347 S Del Norte Ave
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Thinking of you. Very sorry for your loss.