Terrance Elmer “Terry” Nousen of Marysville, WA passed away January 4, 2018 at the age of 77.
Terrance was the son of Claude and Irene (Atwood) Nousen born May 3, 1940 in Susanville, CA.
Terry moved to Cottage Grove as a child and attended school here, graduating from Cottage Grove High School in 1958. After high school he did construction work with his father in Alaska before joining the Navy, where he served as an electronics technician during the Vietnam era. He married Margaret Elizabeth Land in 1965 in Cottage Grove where they lived for several years before settling in Hillsboro, Oregon. Terry worked at Tektronix for many years as a manufacturing manager. After retiring, he and Margie moved to Yoncalla where he built their dream home which they enjoyed for many years before health concerns this year prompted a move to Washington to live with their daughter, Gretchen.
Terrance is survived by his wife Margaret (Land) Nousen, his son Andrew Nousen (Karen), Corvallis, OR, his daughters Gretchen Nousen, Marysville, WA, and Greta Palmer (Derick), Glennallen, AK, his brother Tim Nousen, Sausalito, CA, and his seven grandchildren Libby, Hannah, Liam, Lily, Lucy, Elkie, and Laurel.
In keeping with Terry’s wishes, there will be no service. The family will have a private memorial and scatter his ashes at a later date.