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Terry F. Stringer

Posted By Lake Shore Funeral Home On October 22, 2014 @ 9:11 am In Obituaries | 45 Comments

Terry F. Stringer, 67, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, October 21st at a local hospice facility.

Funeral Services: 10:30Am Friday, October 24th at St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Thursday, October 23rd at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Terry was born December 27, 1946 in Waco to James and Maxine (Coleman) Flynn. She graduated from Richfield High School in 1965 before attending the University of North Texas and the University of Texas. Early in her career Terry was a flight attendant for eight years. She became a landscape architect in 1974 and remained in that profession until the time of her passing. On November 21, 1974 Terry married Cotter Stringer in Waco. She was a longtime member of St. Louis Catholic Church. She enjoyed landscaping, trips to Port Aransas, cooking and entertaining. Most recently Terry loved spending time with her granddaughter.

Terry was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Jonathan Stringer.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Cotter Stringer of Waco; son, Cotter Stringer, Jr. and wife Lindsey of Waco; granddaughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Stringer; brother-in-law, Aubrey Stringer of Waco; and nieces, Shelley Stringer and Suzannah Robison, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be John Warner, Shawn Dayton, Josh Redding, Will Becker, Clayton Felton, Bryan Cockrell, Mike Boyer and Cameron Goss.

The family would like to thank the “Friday Lunch Bunch” and all family and friends for their continued prayers, love and support.

Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice, St. Louis Catholic Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

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Condolences for the family of “Terry F. Stringer”

Condolence from Phyllis Wieser on October 22nd, 2014 11:44 am

You will remain forever in our hearts, Terry. With deepest love and sympathy to Cotter and all the family plus limitless friends.
Phyllis and Aubrey

Condolence from Anita Taylor on October 22nd, 2014 3:14 pm

For my friend on B-Dock.
So sad to hear this unexpected news.
RIP, Terry. We all will miss you.

Condolence from Teresa Harms-Dulin on October 22nd, 2014 10:20 pm

Cotter and Little Cotter I am so sorry for your loss. Terry was a beautiful, sweet, and giving woman. I will always cherish my memories of the time I spent with your family. God bless you. Hugs and Prayers for all of you.

Condolence from Bobbi Roberts on October 22nd, 2014 10:23 pm

May God wrap his loving arms around Terry’s family. So terribly sorry for your loss. She was such a loving, sweet, beautiful, kind woman. Always made you feel welcome and had a great sense of humor. I know she will be missed deeply. Prayers of love and peace going out to her family. Love, Bobbi Roberts

Condolence from Amanda Burke on October 22nd, 2014 10:34 pm

My prayers are with you all. The world has lost an amazing woman, and she will be missed so very much. I have such great memories of having Terry as a room mother growing up at St Louis and of stuffing envelopes for the give 5 fundraiser at Reicher, as an alumni sitting by her, being able to talk and joke with her. I also remember her being at my mother’s viewing services. I’ll never forget the love she showed me when my mother passed. I still am comforted by her from that day.

Condolence from Bill and Jody Steakley on October 22nd, 2014 10:42 pm

Dear Cotter and family:
So sorry, our prayers are with you all. Terry and I went way way back. She was a joy to know. This was such an unexpected shock.
Bill & Jody Steakley

Condolence from Jayne & John Flynn on October 23rd, 2014 12:20 am

Our prayers and sympathy go out to Cotter and his family. Terry loved her family, especially her little granddaughter.
We will miss her smile and her great sense of humor. Rest in Peace Terry now that you are with your parents.

Condolence from Sue Richardson on October 23rd, 2014 2:17 am

Dear Stringer Family,

The Flynn’s home backed up to our (the A.J. Wieting) home on Wenz so my twin, Lou, and I and Terry were constant playmates for several years as youngsters. We’re so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing and pray for God’s comfort and blessings to her family.

Sue W. Richardson, Axtell, TX and Lou W. McDonald, Gatesville, TX

Condolence from vicky mazanec on October 23rd, 2014 4:02 am

So sorry to the Stringer family for this great loss. Ed & I’s prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Jim Hurst on October 23rd, 2014 4:21 am

So long, Terry. Happy trails. We all love you.

Condolence from Pattie Herbert on October 23rd, 2014 6:59 am

I will always remember you and the Richfield gang…you will be a special AngelTerry …..

Condolence from Linda Barron Sullivan on October 23rd, 2014 7:36 am

My dear, dear friend will be greatly missed by many, many people. She was fun, smart, compassionate, and my friend since the age of 10. May the Holy Comforter bring Peace to her friends and family as we celebrate her life.

Condolence from Jeannie Dickson on October 23rd, 2014 8:12 am

Waco has lost a sweet, beautiful, and creative person, who spent many years making Waco a more beautiful place to live. Your legacy will be treasured for many years to come. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the Stringer family.
David and Jeannie Dickson

Condolence from Adonna Cook on October 23rd, 2014 8:14 am

I knew Terry to be a warm and loving woman and she will truly be missed by her family, friends, and the RHS ’65 Reunion bunch. We had so much fun. I pray for the Lord’s peace that passes all understanding to be with the family as you go through this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Kim Falcone on October 23rd, 2014 9:32 am

I will miss her peaceful spirit. Terry was such a sweet friend & I missed seeing her as much as I used to but even so when we did see each other she was always ready to show me beautiful pictures of her granddaughter, the joy in her life. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady.

Condolence from Larry Bolfing on October 23rd, 2014 9:54 am

May God ease the pain for the family at this time of loss. Every time I would see Terry we would always talk about family to catch up on how things were going with children and grandchildren. That was always the topic of the day. Such a loving lady. God bless the family

Condolence from Susan Gibson on October 23rd, 2014 10:01 am

So sad to see this!! We have sure shared some laughs over the years. This leaves a big hole!

Condolence from Damian Power on October 23rd, 2014 10:08 am

The memories in China spring that we had in the youth of our childhood are going to never be forgotten. For your family was definitely an extension of mine my condolences are with you and dad your wife and your daughter.

Condolence from Jo Gail Merritt Dolenski on October 23rd, 2014 10:09 am

My deepest condolences and remembrances!

Condolence from Francine F. Huseby on October 23rd, 2014 10:35 am

So sorry to hear this unexpected news. My thoughts and prayers are with the Stringer family.

Condolence from Tim and Denise Castiglia on October 23rd, 2014 12:11 pm

We will miss you so very much Terry. Our sympathies and much love to all.

Condolence from Sandra (Hicks) Goldman on October 23rd, 2014 1:12 pm

Sad over the unexpected passing of such a fun, loving and kind lady from Richfield HS to China Spring—always a friend whenever we’d meet over the years—your artful love of nature and your kindness in this world is missed.

Condolence from Nancy/Richard.Bradley on October 23rd, 2014 1:23 pm



Condolence from Sara Ratliff on October 23rd, 2014 1:52 pm

Angels, surround this family and give them peace and comfort. Terry and I went to school together and also Camp Fire. Camp Val Verde…many good fun memories of our youth acting silly. God has gained a sweet soul in Terry. My condolences to family. In love and peace, Sara Ratliff

Condolence from Kathryn, Larry and Jeffrey Dunn on October 23rd, 2014 1:53 pm

You will remain in our hearts forever. Much love and condolences to Cotter and Little Cotter, Lindsey and Caitlin.

Condolence from Terri and Paul Van Gorp on October 23rd, 2014 2:40 pm

Cotter and Little Cotter,
We send our heartfelt condolences. We are praying that God will grant you the serenity and peace to get you through this most difficult time. Terry was truly a forever friend and such a big part of our family. We are blessed to have so many fond memories of Terry that will live in our hearts forever. I will always treasure the summer months I worked for her when home from college and the many lazy afternoons we would spend on the lake. We have so many great memories of the times she entertained my twins on her barge, the fabulous meals and parties she had over the years, and most recently hosting a huge party for the Jarosek family reunion. Her laugh was one we will never foget. We are truly sorry for your loss and please know we are praying for you.
Love you forever and always,
Paul and Terri Van Gorp

Condolence from Jack Stewart on October 23rd, 2014 3:08 pm

Cotter and Family, I know Terry will be terribly missed by family and a multitude of friends. My prayers will be for you.

Condolence from John Willingham on October 23rd, 2014 3:13 pm

Farewell and rest in peace to a very kind and special lady.

Condolence from Tom Faulkner on October 23rd, 2014 3:41 pm

Lindsey, I was so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. God Bless…

Tom Faulkner

Condolence from Charles Husbands on October 23rd, 2014 4:37 pm

My deepest sympathies to Cotter and his family. Charles Husbands

Condolence from Sharlyn and Richard McMurray on October 23rd, 2014 8:25 pm

Cotter and family,
We send our heartfelt condolences. Terry was a beautiful and gracious person. She will surely be missed. We send our prayers for peace and comfort at this sad time.
Sharlyn and Richard

Condolence from Jan Fadal (Jan Berry) on October 23rd, 2014 10:39 pm

Dear Cotter, I am so shocked and saddened by Terry’s death. I have many fond memories of years long ago. We were so young, and we all had so much fun together. Terry was someone who always made others feel like they were very important to her and that she genuinely cared for them. And she did. I ran into her a few months ago, and we were able to catch up a little bit. I am thankful for that. I will always remember Terry. She was a very special person.

Condolence from Wendell Johnson Sr. on October 24th, 2014 8:58 am

I was saddened to hear of Terrys passing. She was a deer friend and will be greatly missed. My God bless you and yours.

Condolence from Jane Yardley Russo on October 24th, 2014 9:05 am

Terry was such a lovely and gracious person. She was there for me several times when I truly needed the love and support she so freely offered. Thank you Terry. Much love and prayers to your family.

Condolence from Ray and Celia Casares on October 24th, 2014 12:35 pm

Cotter you and your family are in our prayers. Your mom was a great lady and always made us feel welcome. Your mother was all ways made everyone she met feel special, she will be missed dearly. Our condolences, Ray and Celia Casares.

Condolence from Jamie Harris on October 24th, 2014 2:30 pm

Cotter and family…I am so sorry. Terry was truly one of a kind. I have many memories of Terry and Aunt Maunell together….they were quite a pair! Thank you all so much for sharing Terry and for making Dad & Aunt Maunell a part of your family.


Condolence from Jeanne Santarelli Kemeny on October 24th, 2014 3:37 pm

I was very sad to hear of Terry’s passing, she was a wonderful person. I met Terry in college and although, I have not seen her for many years I have thought of her often. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers and may God bless you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Gene Murff on October 24th, 2014 5:31 pm

Terry was such a giving and talented person. I have never seen anyone accept her illness with such serenity and confidence and it could only be because of her awareness of her life lived and life forever. We hope she and Cotter are forever friends.

Condolence from Bill & Dorothy Woycheshin on October 24th, 2014 10:27 pm

To Cotter & family, so sorry for your loss,Terry was such a kind person with a beautiful smile,will keep you all in our prayers.

Condolence from Jackie Deskins on October 24th, 2014 10:27 pm

Big and Little Cotter:
What fond memories of all of us at airport park marina back in the days having wonderful times on the houseboats. Either being tied up in the middle of the lake or over at the dam. Awesome times.
Keeping the Stringer family in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Frank Snyder on October 25th, 2014 6:27 am

Words can not express the loss.
May you and yours reside in peace.

Condolence from Nicholas Lauck on October 25th, 2014 7:41 am

To Cotter Jr. And the entire Stringer family, I’m very saddened to hear about your mother’s passing. You are all in our prayers and I will always remember Terry as the wonderful and caring mother that you know her as.

Condolence from Cynthia Squires on October 27th, 2014 10:01 am

To the whole family I want to express my condolences. Though I did not know Terry well she did do our landscaping and was always so gracious and calm and considerate. I am so saddened for you and will keep the family in my prayers.
Cynthia Squires

Condolence from Peggy Lane on October 28th, 2014 8:21 pm

To Cotter, Little Cotter and Lindsey,
There are no words to express my sorrow. I was just devastated that I was out of the country and could not be there for you at this time. I would have cancelled my trip if I had known she was so near the end.
Terry was the dearest, most loyal friend anyone could have – I treasured her friendship and all of our shared fun times which go back more than 50 years. She was so caring, so loving and so genuine! She had an exceptional artistic talent and I will think of her everyday as I gaze upon my beautiful landscaped front yard.
We will all miss her so, but I am thankful Terry had such a strong faith and knew she would be in the arms of Jesus.
May God’s love bring all of you comfort, peace and courage in the days to come.
Love and sympathy,
Peggy Lane

Condolence from Beth Willingham on November 3rd, 2014 10:42 am

Terry was the kindest and sweetest of souls, always ready with a good word and a bright smile. I am so very glad to have known her and sorry to hear that she is gone. Deepest sympathy to Cotter and family, and my thanks to you for the lovely tribute to Terry in the video — some sweet and priceless moments there. Thanks for sharing them.

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