Terrence (Terry) Lee Carson, the first born child of William R. and Joyce, was born in May of 1953.
Terry first attended ‘country school’ in Loam Township, south of Vang, ND. Later, he attended ‘town school’ , graduating from Walhalla High School in 1971. Terry attended ND School of Science in Wahpeton and received an architectural drafting degree. He began his career life at a lumber yard in Park Rapids, MN, then at Grafton, ND. He moved to Walhalla in 1976 to manage the Robertson Lumber Company until it closed, then transferred to the lumber yard in Cavalier. Terry had a career change in 1987 when he became a carpenter/maintenance engineer at the Concrete PAR site, retiring after 28+ years.
Terry always enjoyed being outdoors, especially at the Carson Family farm, with many ‘snowsheen’ and ATV runs thru the hills and coulee. He liked taking motorcycle rides to visit family, too. Terry was an avid hunter-deer, elk, turkey-and even squirrels, with his best buddy, Wrigley. He was always tinkering on things, from pickups to restoring vintage snowmobiles-for which he received ‘best of show’ awards. Woodworking projects also kept him busy, from little things like ‘shelf clutter’ to transforming a grain bin into a cabin.
Terry married Violet in September of 1973 and they had two children, Amanda and Thomas. Terry married Ann in July of 2001.
Terry is survived by his wife, Ann; mother, Joyce; children, Amanda (Kevin) and Thomas (Katherine); ‘bonus daughters’ Suzanne (Tom) and Nadine (Jonathan); grandchildren, Grace, William, Matthew, Andrew; ‘bonus grands and greats’, Shelby (Charlie),Ethan, Hayden, Brynn, Anne and Parker; siblings, Rhonda (Dean), Cheryl (Rodger), Carla (Brian), Jeff (Jana); best friend, Wrigley; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death was his father, William R. and grandparents, William C., Henrietta, Otenius and Sarah.
Terrence L. Carson, 69, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 17, 2022 after a month long struggle with cancer at Essentia Health in Fargo. Terry wished to be cremated, with his ashes placed in a Ski-doo engine urn, placed at the family farm.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Walhalla Lutheran Church, Walhalla, ND,