Terry Charles Weeks passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home on Tahoe Ridge near Kooskia.
Terry was born on April 20, 1959 in Grangeville. He grew up in Kooskia and graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in 1977, where he enjoyed playing basketball, tennis and working at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery in the summers. After high school he attended the welding program at Lewis-Clark State College, then worked for the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery shortly before logging for Pierson Enterprises for several years.
He married Jamie McKenzie and became a father to Matt Weeks in 1981. His first daughter, Jessica, was born in 1983. In 1985 he joined the Army after recovering from a logging accident. He attended training at Fort Leonard Wood, and was stationed in Heilbronn, Germany as a combat engineer. His second daughter, Chelsea, was born in 1988 in Stuttgart, Germany. He returned home shortly after the end of the Cold War and fall of the Berlin Wall, completing his enlistment and earning an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. He transferred to the Idaho National Guard and served for several years afterwards. He was very successful in the Army and was always proud of his military service.
After returning to Idaho, he lived in Kooskia with his family and worked at the lumber mill in Kamiah for a short time before starting what would be his career in fisheries at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery as a maintenance mechanic. His son, Jordan, was born in 1994.
Over his 27 years at the hatchery, he learned the intricacies and complexities of the facility and became close friends with many of his colleagues. He took pride in his work, and spoke often of his family at Dworshak.
Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta Weeks; his father, Gale Weeks; his nephew Bryan Johnson; and his brother, Rich Weeks. He is survived by his brother, Butch Weeks and family; sister Kathy Johnson and family; son Matt Weeks and wife Carrie; daughter Jessica Weeks; daughter Chelsea Weeks; son Jordan Weeks; and granddaughter Chloe Weeks.
Terry was an outdoorsman at heart. He loved spending time in the mountains: hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, and camping. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, mischievous smile, and hearty laugh. He would go out of his way to help anyone in need, and was a very patient father. He will be dearly missed.
The service was held on July 12 at Trenary Funeral Home at in Kooskia with a covered dish dinner following at The Life Center in Kamiah.
We love you, Dad. Thank you for always being there for us.