On Sunday, March 15, our dear Terry, age 64, returned to his Heavenly Father, welcomed with open arms by his son Brady, father George, mother Stella, sister Connie, brother Paul, and many other family and friends. Terry passed away surrounded by his loving wife and sons in the comfort of his home.
Terence Malcolm Leckie was born on June 10, 1955, in Alpena, Michigan, the third of five children to George Murdock and Stella Constance (Boller) Leckie. Terry Lived in Michigan, Turkey, Texas, England and North Dakota before moving to Evanston at age 11, when his father retired from the military.
After graduating from Evanston High School in 1973, he worked the summer and then went to the University of Wyoming for one year, returning to Evanston for work to save enough to go back to college, but the finances were low so he continued working jobs which included driving trucks to deliver supplies, a cook, working at the Wyoming State Hospital, a sawmill, the oilfield, and he helped build the Chevron gas plant at Carter Creek, where he worked for 30 years before retiring in April 2012.
Terry married Lucinda Gomez on Jan. 23, 1980. Their marriage was sealed in the Logan Temple on June 18, 2016 in Logan, Utah. Terry and Lucinda were blessed with four sons: Brady, Bret, Levi and Jemini. Watching them grow into awesome young men brought Terry much happiness in his life. He always looked forward to going and supporting them in all they did, and still do, in church, school and sports — being so proud of their success in life.
Terry loved his family time, which included playing volleyball with family and friends in the back yard, playing basketball, football,and softball with his boys and grandkids, camping at Bear Lake and the Uinta Mountains — being an Eagle Scout came in handy. He enjoyed golfing in the summer and bowling and snowmobiling in the winter.
Terry earned a few fun awards such as Bowler of the Year and a plaque for a hole-in-one in golf. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could outdoors in the beauties of nature doing things like walking his dogs and gardening. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Lord’s Storehouse and at the local recycling facility.
Terry will be remembered for his love, compassion for others, and always lending a helping hand to those in need. He is so deeply loved and we are going to miss this wonderful man so much. Hugs! Until we are all together again.
Terry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lucinda; sons, Bret (Emily), Levi and Jemini Leckie (fiancé Leksie), all of Logan, Utah; grandkids Jaylon, Ashlyn, Izayha, Jackson, Miles, Alex and Cora Leckie; brothers, Mike (Bea) of Pflugerville, Texas, and Pat Leckie of Evanston; and many more family and friends.
A graveside ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at the Evanston City Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.