Terry Allen

Diveley, J.D.

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Terry Allen Diveley, J.D.

Jun 11 1945 - Apr 05 2015

Terry Allen Diveley, J.D., age 69 of Dallas, Texas passed away April 5, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. He was born June 11, 1945 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Paul Ray and Suoma Sigrid (Paju) Diveley. Terry graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas in 1963, where he was a valued member of the cross country and track teams. He graduated with a B.B.A. from Texas Technological College in 1968, where he was elected to Phi Eta Sigma, participated in R.O.T.C. and ran cross country and track on scholarship.  Terry graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Doctor of Jurisprudence and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. He then served in the United States Army and Army Reserves as a First Lieutenant until 1972. Terry gave 9 years of service as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Odessa before moving to Dallas, where he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fort Worth for 17 years. While employed with the City of Fort Worth, Terry met “Pennie Ann” Long, who worked in the City Manager’s office. Terry and Ann married on January 3, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas and they made the daily commute from Dallas to their jobs in Fort Worth for 14 years before both retired. Terry continued to be an avid runner and also a dedicated supporter of Ann’s hobbies that included singing in the church choir at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas, where both were members. After Ann died on June 15, 2012, Terry dedicated himself to honoring his wife’s memory and her courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Terry was a loving and devoted husband and father, as well as a generous, forthright and honorable person who could always be counted on to do the right thing.  Terry will be deeply missed.

Terry is survived  by his daughter, Sharyl Teresa Diveley Terhall and husband Todd of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Tyler Weston Terhall and Samuel Long Terhall; sister, Marsha Beth Adams of Fort Worth, Texas and nephew, Don Paul Adams of Burleson, Texas.

Terry was preceded in death by his beloved parents and wife.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Memorial donations in memory of Terry may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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