Terrill (Terry) Lee Grisham of Louisville, Colorado passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 18, 2021 at the age of 66 of liver cancer. He was kept comfortable by the caring Halcyon Hospice team. He was predeceased by his father Harold Lee Grisham, & his mother Mary Darlene Butts Jones. He is survived by sisters Sharon Ann Grisham Till, Esther Lynn Hanson, Mary Kathleen Watson Carlton, Laraine Jay Grisham Parcher, Renita Marie Grisham Lucas, & Carrie Louise Jones Morgan, along w/ many nieces, nephews, aunts, & uncles. Born May 30, 1954 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, he was the third of seven kids and the only boy.
Terry was a relentless wanderer with an infectious zeal for living each day as a new adventure, in his own way. He was known by many, far & wide, for his hard work, his independence, & his endless talents. Though Terry didn’t finish high school, he was whip-smart … some say the great intellect of his family. He was a voracious reader, & a lifelong student of art, history & the humanities, forever driven by passion & curiosity. Terry spent much of his life as a nomad, & he was pleased to say he had traveled to all of the fifty states except Hawaii. Wherever he went, he always beamed with extraordinary tales of his journeys & all the folks he met along the way.
Terry was a skilled stonemason, a true craftsman, & an artist at heart. He worked in construction, collected rare treasures from all over the world, & even made beautiful jewelry—never leaving home without a present in his pocket to give away. Now that Terry is no longer with us, we are grateful for these tokens to remind us of his spirit, & his great embrace of life. Terry’s family is planning a memorial gathering in Boulder this spring. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
A selection of photos to remember Terry by is at https://photos.app.goo.gl/CNA1KobNqXghRaz28.