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Two generations of Coupeville High School softball stars — Hope Lodell and her aunt, Teresa Terry. (Mike Lodell photo)

Teresa Terry was there at the start.

As a freshman, she started in the very first softball game in Coupeville High School history Mar. 16, 1978.

Decades later, she was back at her alma mater to watch as her niece, Hope Lodell, capped an impressive four-year run in center field for the Wolves.

Terry, who passed away Apr. 30 after a long illness, was more than just a footnote in Wolf sports history.

She was a constant ray of sunshine in our lives here in Coupeville, a woman whose presence made every day better.

I saw her often at Prairie Center, her home away from home, where she always had a smile and something nice to say to me – no matter how her own day was going.

It was the same during my Videoville years, when she and her family were frequent visitors.

She always listened to my ramblings about movies, and smiled when she returned Bottle Rocket.

Even as she and sister-in-law Rebecca Lodell, shaking their heads in unison, gently told me I was an idiot for recommending it.

Teresa was one of the kindest souls I’ve known, and she will be greatly missed.


From her family:

Teresa Lodell Terry
8/15/1963 – 4/30/2022

“She went softly,” could be a song written just for her.

On April 30th, 2022, lying in her bed and closing her eyes, the Lord came for her. She was 58.

Mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, she was and always will be, our beloved Teresa Terry.

Teresa was born August 15, 1963, and made her life in Coupeville, WA.

She graduated from Coupeville High School in 1981. Shortly after, she met and married Arthur Stoop and had her only child, a son, named Justin.

During this time, she went to work at Prairie Center Market in Coupeville.

This became her career, spanning some 35 years. Teresa was a valued employee and had many friends there.

Her leisure time was spent reading, puzzles, and her much loved cooking shows.

Later in her life she went traveling and exploring, which she truly enjoyed.

Teresa and Arthur parted ways and she later met and married Richard Terry. They were together 20 years and formed a business partnership in Central Heating.

To mourn her passing, Teresa leaves behind her son, Justin and daughter in law Julie Stoop, her mother, Lila Hutson, her brothers, Jesse and Nigell Hutson, and Michael and Rebecca Lodell.

Also remaining are her nieces and nephews, Jason, Noah, Hope, Taylor, Jacob, Alex, and Richard Terry, her ex-husband, and also her many, many friends.

All our love goes with you.

Till we meet again, my darling Teresa.

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