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Micaela Ray Terry
Nov. 3, 1937 – Sept. 30, 2016
Micaela Ray Terry, age 79, died peacefully on September 30, 2016, with family by her side. Born November 3, 1937 in San Francisco to Miles and Ruby Hollcraft, she grew up in the mountains of Utah, and never met a sport she didn’t like.
Hunting and fishing with her dad in the fall, skiing in the winter, and running to the golf course and tennis courts as soon as the snow melted in the spring, she was truly, one of a kind. Her friends called her Mike. In the 1950s, she earned a degree in Physical Education at Utah and was at the forefront of a new movement to create greater athletic opportunities for women. In her senior year at Utah, she married Joseph B. Terry. After graduation, they moved to L.A. and Mike became the first female P.E. teacher at Compton High in 1960. They soon moved back to Utah to raise their daughters; later divorcing. Mike was very active in the Ogden community and served as the president of the Junior League, where she was a member for many years.
She leaves behind family members and friends who will miss her. She is survived by her daughters Kirsten Terry Melton (Mark) of Walnut Creek, California, and Jennifer Thompson (Scott) of Draper; two grandchildren Laura and William Melton, Walnut Creek; her sister, Patricia Metzgar of San Francisco; her beloved dog, Max; and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held.
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