Terry Mc Gilvra ’65

Terry Mc Gilvra ’65 of Des Moines, Iowa, died on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice from complications of a bleeding ulcer.  He was 74.

Terry married Debbie Cosner on May 17, 1968 in Princeton, Missouri. Terry attended Hope College and Iowa State University where he graduated with a BA in accounting. He was an auditor for the State Of Iowa for 40 years.

Terry served in the Army from 1968 to 1970 at Fort Belvoir, VA. Terry enjoyed going to the Iowa Cubs games, watching Menace soccer games, bowling, square dancing, and golfing before his Parkinson’s advanced and attending his children’s activities.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Debbie, children, Shane (Hsiu Li), Shelley (Jeff) Brouwer, Tammy Helm, Chad (fiance, Logan), Tina, Jeremy, Breann (Ben) Rogers, Jordan and Brittany, sisters, Sue (Kevin) Drey, Sally (Tim) Baar, 14 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, mother in-law, Joan Cumings, step mother in-law Gloria Cosner and countless family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Grace Church 4200 E. 25th St. in Des Moines on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 with visitation beginning at noon followed by a memorial service at 1:00. Memorials can be made to his church, Taylor House Hospice, or a charity of your choice in Terry’s name.

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