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Obituary for Terry R. Hymas

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Terry R. Hymas

May 14, 1951 - September 19, 2015

A wonderful, talented man was taken from us far too soon. He was born May 14, 1951 to Perry and Carma Hymas in Pocatello, Idaho.   Terry lived in California, Canada, Texas, Pleasant Grove, UT and Roy, UT.

Terry loved family get-together’s; as long as they were at his house.  You were always welcome there at any time.  He was a master with the Bar-B-Que — ribs, chicken and giant hamburgers. Since he was a cook for the guide camps he was able to put meals together like no other. He was in the process of enlarging the kitchen so he could pretend to be Guy Fieri.

Terry worked for Big-D Construction for 18 years.  His beautiful craftsmanship can be seen all over Northern Utah.  He made many friends while working there.

Just a few of his jobsites:

Micron, IRS, Autoliv, Snowbasin, Scott USA, Elkay, VA Center in Harrisville, Harmon & Sons, Donor Monument, Maverick Corporate building, Eye Institute of Utah, along with dozens and dozens more.

Terry’s favorite vacation place was at their time-share in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  He and his wife, Wendy, spent as much time there as they could.  They were Caboholics.  Terry said, “Where else can you relax on the beach and drink a beer?” He loved it there. Other vacations he and Wendy enjoyed were Hawaii, Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta, Denver for a Broncos game and some time in Wendover.

Terry left behind many family members and friends who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy; his mom, Carma, Ogden, UT; his son, Nigel (Cathie) Hymas, Cherryville BC, Canada; his brothers, Kent (Nancy) Hymas, CA; Bryan (Susan) Hymas, Riverdale, UT; his sister, Jeannie (Leonard) Gonzales, Roy, UT; Stepchildren, Shane (Lucy) Nelson, Roy UT; Kassi (Dusty) Putnam, West Point, UT; 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his dad, Perry; his son, Jason; and his brother Roger.

If you knew Terry, you were privileged, if you did not, you missed out. Terry would not want you to cry for him, but to celebrate his life.  Don’t mourn for him, don’t shed a tear and know that he lived every day to the fullest and enjoyed his life with everyone.

Per Terry’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. His family will be having a private party to celebrate his life.  In remembrance of Terry, have a beer or 12!

Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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Born: May 14, 1951
Died: September 19, 2015

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Linda Wyatt posted on 10/24/15

I first met Terry when he came to work for my ex-husband and I running the press for our little newspaper in Lumby, BC, Canada in the late 70's. He was a man of many talents. And he was beautiful. He and I ended up together off and on (mostly off) during the following years and while I was living with him in Pleasant Grove, I had the opportunity to meet some of his family who are all wonderful people. I am very happy that he got to spend the years he did with his family and was loved by so many. I am so, so sorry that he has been taken from you. Terry was unique and he truly was king of the barbecue. He was inventive too. He decided one day to enlarge the holes in my grandmother's antique pepper shaker lid. I still have the salt shaker! My heart goes out to all of you. I loved him too and will never forget him. Nor will my kids and a lot of other people up here in Canada who knew him.


Natalee Crook-Carter posted on 10/9/15

Absolutely, without a doubt, this world lost an amazing man. I am so, so sad to hear of this great loss. I had the honor to get to know Terry when he headed the remodel at The Eye Institute of Utah. Terry is one of the sweetest, most generous, genuine, smart, lovable and beautiful men I have had the privilege to share time with. I felt like I was chillin' with an awesome uncle at work. It was obvious how much he loved & adored his family; thank you for sharing Terry with the rest if us... With much love, Natalee Crook-Carter


Christine Muscolino posted on 10/1/15

Jeanine, So sorry to hear about your brother Terry. I remember you spoke so highly about him when we were in High School. My prayers are with you and your family.


Judi Morris posted on 9/27/15

I had the privilege of being with Terry for close to 10 years as his wife. I have loved him since I met him and will love him the rest of my life. I am glad that Wendy also was able to spend about 10 years with him. Their could be no better of a person. Cheers to Terry.


Troy, Julie, Tyler & Keely posted on 9/26/15

RIP Terry.


Shannon King posted on 9/26/15

Still doesn't see possible that were taken from this earth. God bless those that you have left behind! So grateful for the brief time we had getting to know you.


Greg & Jodie Spring posted on 9/25/15

We Miss You Terry!!!! Thanx for your Friendship❤️