May 3, 1936 — July 23, 2018
Terance (Terry) Leroy Oswalt, 83, of Surprise, Ariz., was born May 3, 1935, in Astoria, Ore., to Robert Leroy Oswalt and Veda Armenta Oswalt. He passed away at Amethyst Care Center on July 23, 2018.
Terry moved with his family to Longview, after his father’s death at the age of 29. He graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1954. Terry went to work for Weyerhaeuser after graduation where he was in management for most of his 38 year career. He attended LCC and earned an AA degree in management.
He married Marlene Nelson in 1957 and had two sons, Bret Oswalt of Longview, and Eric Oswalt (Sharon) of Kelso. They would divorce after 34 years.
He married Naomi Madison in 1995 and was blessed to have two loving stepdaughters, Alice Corigliano (Jeff) of Black Diamond, Wash., and Susie Ridling (Bob) of Castle Rock. Terry worked for Century 21 as a realtor for a few years before he and Naomi moved to Surprise in 1999 where they resided until his death.
Terry is survived by his wife, Naomi Oswalt; a brother, Granville Oswalt; four children, Alice, Susie, Bret, and Eric; five grandchildren, Trevor (Summer), Troy, Joey, Steven, and Sarah; and two great-grandchildren, Jerrid, and Lila.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald (Ted) Oswalt.
A celebration of life will be held 12 noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 312 1st Ave SW, Castle Rock, WA 98611.