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Teryl Dee Wakeman

July 11, 1940 March 9, 2018
Teryl Dee Wakeman
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Obituary for Teryl Dee Wakeman

A resident of Crescent City, California, Teryl Dee Wakeman (Terry) was born on July 11, 1940 in Klamath Falls, Oregon and passed away on March 9, 2018 at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.

His parents moved the family to Crescent City in 1946. Teryl attended local schools and took up flying at the age of 16 years. He eventually earned his private pilot’s license with an instrument rating. Teryl graduated from Humboldt State University in 1963 with a degree in radio and television. After college he joined the Navy and served as a naval flight officer until 1968. In 1967 he met and married Genevieve Mitsopoulos, a Navy nurse. After the Navy he became a real estate broker in San Diego. He also obtained his general contractors license.

In 1980 the family moved up to Crescent City and took over operation of the Ocean Way Motel from his parents for the following 17 years. Teryl also became a cattle rancher along with his brother. He was an avid train enthusiast and enjoyed western movies. Teryl was baptized into the Lutheran Church as a young man.

Teryl was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lenora Wakeman.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, sons, Teryl, II and William Wakeman, daughter, Joanna Mather, three grandchildren, Collin and Lee Mather, and Roscoe Woodman - Wakeman, brother, Dr. Roger Wakeman, sister-in-law, Margaret Wakeman, brother-in-law, Pete Mitsopoulos, two nephews, Kyle and Kevin Wakeman, niece, Angela Wakeman, and godson, Alex Mitsopoulos. Terry always loved and enjoyed the children in his life.

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10:00 AM 3/23/2018 10:00:00 AM - 5:00 PM 3/23/2018 5:00:00 PM
Wier's Mortuary Chapel

408 G Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Wier's Mortuary Chapel
408 G Street Crescent City 95531 CA
United States

Funeral Service




1:00 PM 3/24/2018 1:00:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church

188 East Cooper Avenue
Crescent City, CA 95531

Grace Lutheran Church
188 East Cooper Avenue Crescent City 95531 CA
United States

Cemetery Details


Eagle Point National Cemetery Final Resting Place

2763 Riley Road
Eagle Point, OR 97524

2763 Riley Road Eagle Point 97524 OR
United States

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