Terry Joe Bloomfield of Mulino, Ore. passed away on April 9, 2022, at the age of 75 years. He was born on February 7, 1947, in Portland, Ore. to Ralph and Lucille Bloomfield. Terry graduated from Canby Union High School in 1965. He proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served for 2 years on the U.S.S. Gunston Hall, including 10 months in Vietnam.
Following his time in the Navy, Terry came home and attended Portland Community College. In 1970 he married Lynn Carlson. They built the family home in Lone Elder, and raised their 4 children together there. Family, community, hospitality, working hard, and doing the right thing were always his focus. The family spent time on his fishing boat, camping, and he enjoyed playing and coaching softball. He always worked hard to support the family. He was a machinist at Oregon Portland Cement, and eventually retired in management from Package Containers, Inc. in 2007.
Terry married Tammy Russell in 2008 and they have resided in Mulino ever since. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and hunting, and traveling with Tammy. He cherished time spent with family, especially at their home. He enjoyed using the tractor on the property, and caring for the pasture and garden. Known to be quite the handyman, he loved spending time in his shop and had a knack for repurposing items. Also for the past few years he has been working on restoring his 1939 Chevy Coupe.
Terry is survived by his wife Tammy of Mulino. His four children, Renee (Ken) Safford of Yorba Linda, Calif.; Carrie (Nathan) Kirkwood of Canby; Joe (Alisha) Bloomfield of Molalla; and Joshua Bloomfield of Brownsville. Three stepchildren, Kyle Russell of Estacada; Jerrid (Melissa) Russell of Aurora; and Randi (Johnny) Morgan of Sherwood. Twelve grandchildren: Austin, Cody, Sydney, Karly, Kellen, Claire, Kaiden, Worthy, Vegas, Hazel, Fern, and Forest.
The Celebration of Life for Terry is to be held at Canby Rod and Gun Club on May 14, 2022, at 2pm. All friends and family are invited to come and raise a glass, share stories, and remember a life lived to the fullest. Private burial to be held at Willamette National Cemetery.