Terry Lee Hamann


image of Terry Hamann

Terry Hamann

Terry Lee Hamann, 62, of Seattle, WA died unexpectedly on September 25, 2020.  Terry was born in Palmer, AK on August 6, 1958 to the late Vern and Phyllis Hamann.

Terry was a graduate of Issaquah High School in Washington. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his time with the Mountaineers Search and Rescue Team.

He then went on to begin his lifelong career in aerospace design, including 26 years with The Boeing Company USA.  Terry worked in multiple divisions and positions with his most recent as Mechanical Systems Engineering Technical Designer.  He enjoyed mentoring young engineers and providing one-on-one coaching to others.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife Renea, who was undoubtedly the love of his life, her sons Kyle Geers (Kristen Conradi) and Tyler Geers, who preceded him in death. He also leaves behind his brother Dave (Lisa) and nephew Brandon Hamann and sister Cheryl (Brad) Adams.

image of Terry HamannThose who were lucky enough to have Terry in their lives knew him for his beautiful heart and kind approach to life. They also came to know his love of his buddy, Terry Cat (yes, he came with that name) along with his quick sense of humor, the twinkle in his eyes and infectious laugh. He was also an enthusiastic DIYer who would take on any size home improvement project.

image of Terry HamannDue to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no service at this time.  There will be a celebration of his life in Summer 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider either:

·         A donation to PAWS Cat City; a Seattle organization and subject that Terry was very passionate about. About | PAWS https://www.paws.org/about/

·         Contributing to a Benevolence Fund set up to help complete a labor of love. Terry had been diligently working on their home remodel, but he wasn’t able to complete it. With Terry and Renea doing most of the work themselves, anything that will help them realize their shared vision would be appreciated. An account has been set up at BECU to help the family. Physical or electronic checks can be sent to BECU at 12770 Gateway Dr. S. Tukwila, WA 98168, noting the account name (Renea M. Hamann Benevolent Account) and the account number (3616523250). If you have a BECU account, you may also contact BECU to transfer funds.

Terry was one-of-a-kind and will be missed but not forgotten.

13 Responses to “Terry Lee Hamann”

  • Daniela Woody says:

    What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”
    –143. Daniela

  • Carol Reynolds says:

    Renea, I can’t believe Terry is gone and my heart breaks for you. He really was one of a kind and I know he brought so much joy into your life.
    Know that his love will always be with you and his spirit will forever walk by your side.
    Carol Reynolds

  • Kathy Boerigter says:

    Dear Renea,
    I heard in your voice when I was at Beth’s for the reunion, the love and teamship (if that is a word) that you and Terry had. Your conversations with him will be on a more spiritual level now. Much love. Kathy

  • Kathleen Dowd says:

    oh Renea,
    My heart aches for your grief. I only knew Terry through your eyes, which shone with the love you two shared.
    The amount of grief you feel is indicative of and directly promotional to the love you shared and that you have in your heart.
    Sending you soothing energy for your broken heart
    With love, Kathleen

  • Dorothy Shaw says:

    To our dear beautiful friend Renea,
    Our hearts are breaking and there is just so much sadness as we contemplate a world without Terry. What a sweet, generous, kind and gentle man. You were indeed the love of his life, and I know he knew he was yours. That love can never be taken away, and I hope, in time, it will bring you some comfort. Mark and I feel so privileged to have known Terry and to have so many happy memories of time spent with you both. We are devastated that we can’t be with you now, to hold you in our arms. Please know that we have had many quiet moments thinking about the joyful times you two came here, or we went to see you…thinking about Terry smiling down on you with Tyler at his side and Terry-cat in his arms…and thinking about the great loss we can’t even imagine you must feel. Lean on the love and support your family and friends will always surround you with. All our love my good friend, Dorothy and Mark

  • Lisa Verhil says:

    Oh Renee……Our profound condolences hugs and prayers for you. My heart hurts for you my friend. I’m so glad you had the love of your life and so sad your time was shortened with him.((((((HUGS)))))))

  • Carrie Koperski says:

    Dear Renea,
    In the years I’ve known your family, I’ve been inspired by how fully you live life and how deeply you cherish relationships. I’ve been blessed by your generosity and thoughtfulness and courage. Each one of you has amazing strengths. I pray now in this extremely difficult time of loss that these strengths will come through. May God help you stay hopeful as you continue this journey.

  • Leilani McCoy says:

    He was lucky to find you cause you made his life wonderful.

  • Carina Dougherty says:

    The world is a little less brighter in Terry’s absence. So fortunate to have been able to meet Terry and his brother and nephew. Did not have the pleasure in meeting his sister. Our thoughts go out to them at this incredibly difficult time.

  • Ruchira Spong says:

    Oh Renea, sending my heartfelt condolences to you. I only met Terry once, but your love for one another was tangible. Sending so much love to you from Australia.

  • Greg Weiner says:

    Dam Renea I wish I was there to give you a big hug. My heart goes out to you. I know your a strong lady. You have had a lot happen in the last few years. I lost my mother grandma and my partner all in nine months. If I had not gone to counseling I don’t think I would be here.I guess what I’m trying to say is it helps. It took me a year to realize that what I needed. Just remember it’s there if you need it. Love Ya

  • Janyce H says:

    Renea my heart is breaking with yours. I am inspired by your relationship with Terry and how you worked so well together in creating a beautiful living space that is so welcoming and so inclusive.
    Ebony and I will miss seeing him in the alley on our walks when he would tell us the latest thing you guys were working on.
    What a kind man! He will be missed!

  • Janine Mi chelsons says:

    Dear Renae,

    I am so sorry! Gentle good wishes to you and all your family in recovering from the loss of this wonderful man from your lives.

    “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are with us.”

    Big hugs,


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