March 11, 1944 – October 26, 2018
Terry Lee Cafferty, 74, a longtime Moses Lake resident, passed away Friday Oct. 26, 2018 in his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Terry was born on March 11, 1944 in Logan, Utah to Gilbert and Ida (Nuffer) Cafferty.
In 1962 Terry graduated from Caldwell High School. He enlisted in the Idaho Air National Guard from 1961 until he was honorably discharged in 1967. Terry married the love of his life Tana Harrison on March 17, 1967. They started their family with the birth of their first son in May of 1969. Following the birth of their second son in June of 1972, Terry and Tana followed friends to Moses Lake in 1974. During his life in Moses Lake he welcomed two daughters, the first in 1981 and the second in 1984. He retired in 2003 from his career of 27 years as a truck driver.
Terry was a man of many hobbies and passions. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he was very involved with off-roading and racing jeeps; this paved the road to other hobbies such as motorcycles and four-wheelers in the 1980s. In the 1990s he reached the highlight of his passion for racing, he and his family became involved in the open wheeled modified racing world for the following decade. Among these adventures Terry loved fishing in Westport, WA with his family by his side along with countless trips to the beach to search for agates. He was an avid sports fan and could always be found watching the Seahawks, Mariners and NASCAR.
Terry was preceded in death by his father Gilbert, his mother Ida, his sister Edris, his brother Delano, and his beloved dog Brady.
Terry is survived by his wife Tana; his children Tyrone Cafferty, Stan (Tina) Cafferty, Tara Cafferty and Stacy (Jose) Hernandez; his grandchildren Travis, Samantha (Alex), Tyler, Tristen (Cole), Makenzie (Chase), Remi, Frederic, Taylor, Tanner and Megan; his great-grandchildren Justice, Charleigh, Buckley, Henry, Hudson and Wesley; his sister Barbara (Leness) Smith and his brother Tim (Rikki) Cafferty.
His memorial service and celebration of life will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 814 N. Stratford Rd., Moses Lake, Wash.
Please sign the online guestbook or share a memory with family at www.kayserschapel.com. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory.