Terry Allen Coon, 64, passed away Sept. 30, 2012, of a heart attack at his home in Glendive.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A family and friends service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Evangelical Church of North America in Glendive with Pastor Robert Canen officiating. Interment was held in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Terry was born in Lewistown Feb. 2, 1948, to Lee and Marjorie (Sandaker) Coon. He grew up in Washington, Wyoming, and many places in Montana, including Winnett, Billings, Roundup, Wolf Point and Glendive. He spent many summers in Winnett with his uncle Allen and grandparents Tillman and Hazel Sandaker. He enjoyed baseball, varsity basketball, and varsity track and graduated from Wolf Point High School with the class of 1966.
After high school, he attended Northern Montana College in Havre to study diesel mechanics.
In 1967, he married Rynette Nina Ingebretson, and in 1969 they moved to Glendive to start a long trucking career working with his dad hauling petroleum products. He went into business for himself in 1974 and continued hauling petroleum products throughout eastern Montana and western North Dakota until his death. His various trucks became part of the family throughout the years; they were always detailed with his trucking logos.
Terry and Rynette’s daughter, Tara, was born in 1971 and their son, Rhett, in 1974.
Terry was always involved in his children’s activities. He coached Little League baseball, was an assistant Babe Ruth coach and drove the bus for Legion baseball. He served as chairman of the Deer Creek School board and as vice chairman on the Dawson County High School board for a cumulative service of 20 years. He was able to hand both of his children their high school diplomas at their Dawson County High School graduation ceremonies.
Terry will be remembered through his trucks and his sense of humor. It didn’t matter if he knew you or not – he loved to joke around. Although he spent many hours driving truck, he always found time to attend his grandchildren’s events. He talked to them almost daily and enjoyed them immensely. His four grandchildren are Taven Diesel and Ramey Erin Coon, Chantz William and Blayne Allen Hubing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Eugene and Marjorie Evelyn (Sandaker) Coon, and a brother, James Eugene Coon.
He is survived by his wife, Rynette Coon, Glendive; his daughter, Tara (Jon) Hubing, Circle, and son Rhett (Tiffany) Coon, Glendive. He is also survived by a brother, Larry (Becky) Coon of Glendive; sisters Linda (Duane) Sibley, Nashua, and Judy (Brandt) Nordwick, Shoshoni, Wyo.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.