On Thursday, March 26, 2020 we said a tearful goodbye to mom after a long and graceful decline from a stroke.
She began her remarkable life on June 23, 1930 when she was born to Carl and Agnes Quanstrom; fourth of five children.
Elizabeth – Terry – Little Betty – Miss Betz, launched from her quiet Rhode Island upbringing, exploding into college life at the University of Rhode Island where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and an offer of adventure from her Flyboy sweetheart Lee Allan Mongeon.
After their marriage at the Quonset Naval Air Station in July of 1953; the next 67 years began in England, traversed the USA multiple times, flew west to Asia, then back east, eventually touching down in the last best place…Montana. Along the way, Terry illuminated countless lives with her wisdom, grace, and humor. Her joy of food, art, travel, and time with friends was crowned by unconditional love for her family.
Terry loved hearing everyone’s life stories and challenges. She offered counsel, but always concluded with the reminder that this is “YOUR journey”. Mom now flies away on her journey. It has been our privilege and honor to be her children. Journeys Mercies Mummy, we love you….Daylsie, Kimmie, Trecia.
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