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Lt. Col. Terry Safford

May 20, 1941 - May 3, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: June 2, 2018

Lt. Col. Terry Safford, 76, of Swansea, Illinois, born Tuesday, May 20, 1941, in Hartford, CT, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his residence.

Terry worked as a Staff Meteorologist for the United States Air Force. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Belleville, Illinois (Sound and Hospitality Department), American Meteorological Association,  an avid snow skier, member of Professional Ski Instructors Association, and taught sailing for 20 years.  He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1964 to 1992.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Arthur Truman and Elinore nee Jaynes, Safford, Jr.

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Sharon E. nee Thomas, Safford of Swansea, IL
  • Children
    • Kevin (Sheri Albers) Safford of Ft. Collins, CO
    • Heather (Shane) McGraw of Peoria, IL
    • Christopher (Amber) Safford of Wildwood, MO
  • 2 Sisters
    • Joan (Nick) Wright of Williamstown, MA
    • Susan Andrews of West Hartford, CT
  • 5 Grandchildren
    • Ashley McGraw
    • Calliope McGraw
    • Benjamin Safford
    • Lilianne Safford
    • Natalie Safford
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews

Memorials:  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church for Sound & Video Department or Hospitality Department.

Visitation:  Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL.

Service:  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Slone officiating.  Private interment will be held.