“to the family- you have my sincere sympathy. Terry & I were a grade apart at BHS, we were very good friends.It saddens me to here about his passing....Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: glenn davis - bellville, TX
“So, I was scrolling through the obituaries seeking my loved one when I ran across your Terry. His face and smile and blue eyes caught my attention....Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Reed - Georgetown, TX
“I was shocked to learn of Terry's sudden passing. Terry had just last week reached out to connect with me via LinkedIn and we successfully linked....Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Mitchell - Austin, TX
“Alice, I remember how much my parents (anne and Bert davis at Caprock Canyon) enjoyed talking to Terry and how very sweet he and you always were.
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4 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Waxman - Austin, TX
“Faye and I recall our wonderful school days together with Terry in Bellville and the good times we have had at our class reunions.
Alice, our...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: May and Faye Eckermann - TX
“Terry will be missed by so many. His optimistic attitude was a joy to all. I remember him as a happy person singing when he was in our home. My...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mrs. John C. Musgrove - Austin, TX
“I've debated whether my tribute to Terry should be something profound or something humorous. Knowing Terry as I have for over 50 years, I thiink he...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: John S. Grube - Bellville
“So sorry, Alice, to hear about Terry. Many of us at St Francis have such happy memories of you and Terry entertaining us at our Gala. Nobody worked...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Porter St Francis School - TX
What terrible news we sometimes read at breakfast!
Linda and I are so sorry to learn Terry has left us. I have many great memories of...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Prentice - Austin, TX
“Love from Patsy and me.
10 of 11 | Posted by: Rogers Thomson - Shoreacres, TX
“In 2009, Terry reached out to my son on Facebook after he realized that my son was his second cousin. After that, Terry and Alice invited us to...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Karolyn Knaack and Sterling Knaack Steves - TX
TerryA. Grabow, 66, of Austin died suddenly at home on March 6, 2012.
Born August 19, 1945, in Bellville to Wallis and Roma Grabow, he graduated from high school then the University of Texas in Austin.
Terry and his wife, Alice, made music together for 25 years.
Passionate about reading obituaries, he loved reading how others lived. In his own words, "I read them every day and joke that I am making sure I am not in there so that I can go on about my day. I don't know most of the people, yet sometimes see someone I know and am shocked to realize they were of dying age. Having spent a great deal of time pondering success, self-improvement and emphasis on being successful, once the obituary phase is reached, just how successful does one feel? Trying to make sense of this, it occurs to me that the word success is not about achievement but more about failure. Every person who lives and breathes has the right to get up, do whatever they do then repeat the process, without being judged as successful or not. No matter how clever the obit (and some are simply wonderful), or how lame, these folks lived and died and were successful! I just hope they somehow knew they measured up – that in the final negotiations with their Maker, they did what all humans do…got from birth to death. And while I have no idea how to say this, that ain't all she wrote!"
Terry is survived by Alice; children Blair, Morgan, Melissa, Art, and 9 grandchildren.
His celebration of life will take place at St. David's Episcopal Church at 2 pm, Saturday, March 10.
Celebration of Life
March 10, 2012
St. David's Episcopal Church
301 E. 8th St.
Austin, TX 78701
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