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Obituaries > TERWILLIGER, EARL W.

Earl Walter “Terry” Terwilliger of Eugene died February 10 [2005] of age-related causes. He was 85. The graveside service was held March 3 in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Terwilliger was born May 31, 1919, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Walter and Hattie Phillips Terwilliger. He married Esther Furst on Oct. 8, 1944, in San Diego.

He served in the Marines in the 3rd Marine Raiders. He served aboard the USS Arizona before its destruction at Pearl Harbor and participated in numerous battles in the Pacific. He was injured in battle and received the Purple Heart.

Terwilliger received a bachelor’s degree in sociology at San Diego State College and worked as an adjudicator for the Social Security Administration. He had lived in Eugene for 28 years and previously lived in San Francisco, San Diego, Norwalk, Calif., and Half Moon Bay, Calif. He enjoyed riding a bicycle, feeding birds, taking automobile trips and playing pool.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Carole Meyers of Berkeley, Calif., Connie Smith of Nevada City, Calif., and Debbie Murray of El Cerrito, Calif.; a son, Donald of Fremont, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.