In Memory

Terry Asher

Terry Asher

Obituary for Terry Asher

Terry Robin Asher, 62, passed away after a short illness on August 2, 2016. He was born on January 11, 1954 in Fort Leavenworth, KS, and moved to Albuquerque in 1958. He graduated from Manzano High School in 1971, and earned his BS Degree in Microbiology at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
Growing up in Albuquerque during the race to the Moon, Terry developed a strong interest in and appreciation for math and science. He passed on this enthusiasm to his brother, friends, and eventually students and nieces. Terry worked as a particle accelerator operator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) for over 25 years while living in nearby Aurora, IL. He spent much of his time learning about high-energy particle physics from world-renowned experimenters, and wrote an operation manual for the massive machine. He also volunteered at the Field Museum in Chicago as a docent. Terry’s many other interests included geology, astronomy, photography, and music. He never lost his sense of wonder or passion for learning, and continued taking classes at Santa Fe Community College after his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joetha Asher. He is survived by his father, Arlen Asher; his brother, Kelly and wife, Donna; and his nieces, Melissa and Kathleen. An informal service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, at 107 West Barcelona Road. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the homeless shelter of your choice.

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08/06/16 09:09 AM #1    

Joanne Johnston (Ferrary)

My sympathies to Donna and his family.  Terry was a nice young man and very brilliant!  His life reflected that! 

08/06/16 02:28 PM #2    

Rosemarie Michael (Russell)

I am sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Thank you for posting the information about his life.


08/06/16 08:36 PM #3    

Paul Hoffman

Terry - you are missed by those whose lives you touched over your wonderful life. We are proud to have known you. Paul

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