Terry L. Stoeffler, born to Walt W. Stoeffler and Eunice C. Stoeffler, died at home in Coupeville, Wash., on Jan. 15, 2020, with his loving daughter, Veronica Lowe, and son, Troy W. Stoeffler, by his side.
Raised in Bend, Ore., Sweet Home Permanent Florence, Ore., Terry graduated from high school in 1960 and moved to Sonora, Calif., later that year.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1962 and served until 1964. He relocated to Alameda, Calif., in 1965. He completed an Navy apprenticeship.
On June 6, 1970, he met and married his wife, Margoth G. Stoeffler.
Terry and Lolly moved to Fremont, Calif., in 1972, and he went to work for NASA as a mechanic for 10 years on the Gerard P. Kaiper Airborne Observatory.
Terry also worked on experimental aircraft, which he loved doing, and was very proud of.
In 1997, Terry retired due to health problems, and he and Lolly moved to Coupeville.
He went to work for Whidbey General Hospital for 10 years as a facilities engineer and enjoyed boating, fishing, water skiing, working on cars and houses, going to the casinos and feeding the deer.
Terry had one sister, Shirley Crockett, in Brookings, Ore., and two brothers, Walter Stoeffler, of Eugene, Ore., and Don Stoeffler, deceased, of Monmouth, Ore.
Terry is survived by three children, Troy Walter Stoeffler, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Veronica Lowe, of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Peter Montana Covell, deceased, of Fremont, Calif.; six grandchildren, Nicole Miller, Jason Miller, Shilah Miller, Troi-Ryan Stoeffler, Thayne Stoeffler and Sarah Stoeffler; and two great grandchildren, Benen Miller and Desmond Harris.
Troy and Veronica would like to give a heartfelt thank you to their Aunt Shirley for coming and spending time with Terry and helping.
Terry was a loved and respected member of the Coupeville community.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Terry’s name to the food bank in Coupeville, Wash.