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Obituary: Georgia Adeline Terry

June 25, 1940-Aug. 6, 2006

Gresham resident Georgia Adeline Terry, 66, died Sunday, Aug. 6. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Church of Christ Restored, 2602 N.W. 151st St., Vancouver, Wash.

Georgia was born June 25, 1940, in Eugene to Charles and Georgia Herburger. She was raised and educated in Eugene, where she graduated from North Eugene High School in 1958.

In the late 1950s, Georgia married Dale Backeberg. They later divorced. Then, in 1979, she married Del Terry. He preceded her in death in 1994. Georgia married William Simpson in 1995.

She moved to the Gresham area in 1971 and started Georgia Terry Autographs, which she owned and operated for almost 35 years. She retired in 2005.

Georgia was an active member of the Gresham Optimists. She enjoyed helping young people.

Survivors include her husband of Gresham; sons, Vincent Backeberg of Portland, Vic Backeberg of Phoenix and Michael Terry of Vancouver; sister, Donna Truitt of Eugene; and one grandchild. Omega Funeral and Cremation Service is handling arrangements.