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Terry Nathan

Obituary for Terry Nathan

March 23, 1947 - July 5, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 71

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Terry Nathan, beloved father, brother, and friend, died on July 5, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, which he fought with dignity, grace, and unending faith.

Terry was born on March 23, 1947 to Edward Kendrick Nathan and Jane Terry Nathan in Brenham, TX and grew up in Memphis, TN. Terry graduated from high school in Victoria, TX and moved to Austin in 1965 to attend the University of Texas (to which he remained a loyal fan!). At UT, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 1971, he married his beloved wife Karen Miori Nathan.

Terry's interest in technology and software led to many career ventures in his life. He provided computer consulting services for small businesses and owned a chain of software rental stores named Floppy Joes. Terry became employed at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin after spending so much of his time helping the church with its IT needs. Being the Parish Administrator of a busy, downtown church for 10 years allowed Terry to continue his passion of being involved in Austin's transportation issues (which explains his later love for model trains!). He dedicated countless hours to working with community leaders to improve and enhance downtown Austin and helped establish one of the city's largest solar panel arrays on top of the St. David's parking garage.

However, Terry rarely took credit for his accomplishments and would be embarrassed at such talk. Instead, it was his relationships with his family, friends, and God that gave him the most joy. Terry was a faithful friend and confidante to many. He was always available to listen and offer advice and prayers. He found great joy in celebrating others' success and good news. As one friend put it, "Terry saw the good and the possibility in everything and everyone."

Terry took great pride in his daughter, Alison, and loved her dearly. Together with Alison's husband Jeff, they spent their weekends at Lake LBJ restoring the Miori family farmhouse, playing cards, and entertaining friends. Although Alison was his only child, Terry's love, patience, and kindness allowed him to be a surrogate father to many, including his special needs sister-in-law, Mary, who adored him.

While Terry's life on Earth has ended, he would be the first to tell you his journey has just begun.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Alison Huxel, and her husband, Jeff; sister-in-law Mary Miori; his brother Keith and sister-in-law Markie; and nephews Justin Mann, Lee Nathan, and Joseph Nathan. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Miori Nathan.

Terry will be missed dearly by his extended family of friends, colleagues, and parishioners at St. David's Church.

A Memorial Service celebrating Terry's life will be held on Friday, July 13th, at 2 p.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 East 8th St., Austin, TX 78701. The service will take place in the Historic Church. A reception will follow in Sumners Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Village Foundation: http://www.hope-village.com/, the loving home of Terry's sister-in-law Mary, and to St. David's Episcopal Church: http://www.stdave.org/.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Village Foundation, the loving home of Terry's sister-in-law Mary, and to St. David's Episcopal Church.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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