In Memory

Terry Hoff

Terry Hoff


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12/01/08 12:48 AM #1    

Blair Wardlaw (Hunt)

Terry died in 2004 in Sonora, CA from ovarian cancer. She was a celebrated instructor and performer at Columbia Junior College in the dance department. I met Terry in second grade at Santa Venetia School. We were the best of friends all through Gallinas School, Santa Venetia Junior High School and TLHS. Bluebirds, Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts, Camp Kilowana. We spent the night at each other's houses and talked on the phone for hours about all the boys who didn't like us but liked our good friend, Dee Williams, better. She was my first friend when I moved to Northbridge in 1957 and a huge piece of my childhood that is lost to me now. I visited her mom, Betty, last year in Portland, Oregon. It was good to see her. I felt like I was 10 years old again. I miss Terry. Blair Wardlaw Hunt

01/13/09 03:18 PM #2    

Pamela Aubel (Branch)

I will always remember how great Terry was on the balanced beam. I looked like an old woman shaking to death and she was so poised and was a joy to watch her naturally go through the movements!

Pam Aubel Branch

01/18/09 08:30 PM #3    

Dee Williams (Steele)

Terry's family exercised supreme patience teaching me to waterski and to eventually single ski. From then on, they took me on their camping/waterskiing vacations during high school and we had great fun. We roomed together for a year in college and I have special memories from those times as well.

03/12/09 11:05 PM #4    

Jack Delman

Terry's passion was gymnastics and watching her on the beams was like watching magic.

She was one of a very close group of friends who suprised me one birthday with a "Cat in the Hat" cake... based on my lunchtime afternoon readings.

Her energy was catching and her memory will be with me for many years to come.

06/23/12 09:15 AM #5    

Deborah Sillers (Bogen)

Terry befriended me when I showed up at Terra Linda Highschool half-way through my sophomore year - when I really needed a pal. She talked me intop being a Terra Linda twirler which gave me some kind of place in the world when I was dislocated from everything I knew - and when the ranks of Terra Linda society appeared unapproachable.   We spent the summer after senior year dating brothers (where are you Dane & Eric Larson?) and pretty much living at her parents' house making tacos - playing records (records???) and climbing trees -- maybe a last ditch "we're not sure we want to grow up" summer.  She must have been a spectacular teacher for young dancers.

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