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home : obituaries : obituaries January 21, 2017

2/5/2013 4:13:00 PM
Terrence M. McCauley
Terrence M. McCauley
Terrence M. McCauley

Terrence M. McCauley, an attorney in the Upper Valley for 40 years, with a passion for his faith, family, clients and friends, died Jan. 24, following a long illness. He was 67.

Terry practiced law in Cashmere and was city attorney for both Cashmere and Leavenworth. He loved being part of both communities, sharing his music and talents through participation in many non-profit and community organizations, including Rotary, Autumn Leaf Festival, Upper Valley Arts and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

Terry was born Sept. 11, 1945 in Seattle and moved to Leavenworth after serving in the Army, completing his undergraduate work at the University of Tulsa, and law school at the University of Washington. While visiting his grandparents during his early years, he fell in love with the Wenatchee Valley and he was able to fulfill his dream of living on the "sunny side" of the state when he went to work for J. Harold Anderson in Cashmere in 1972. He met Connie Congdon at the Leavenworth ski jumps and they were married on Oct. 12, 1974.

Not afraid of a challenge, Terry wrote a musical (Wild Goose Chase), learned to play tennis, and built his own beautiful tennis court with the Cascade Mountains and pear orchards as a backdrop. He learned to sail and spent many hours on his sailboat, the "Wild Goose," fine tuning his skills on upper Lake Chelan. He will be fondly remembered by his fellow Rotarians for helping to organize a Pow Wow during the Cashmere Centennial.

Terry loved "the law" and endeavored to provide honest, ethical advice and service to his clients. He provided free services to many, including non-profit organizations and parents that were adopting children from foreign lands. His efforts were recognized by the Chelan/Douglas County Bar Association with their Professionalism Award in 2012.

Terry is survived by his wife Connie, sons Travis and Evan, and daughter Jane, along with their spouses and six grandchildren. He loved his family and cherished his time as a grandfather.

A public celebration of Terry's life will be held Sunday, Feb.24 at 2 p.m. at the Cashmere Riverside Center at 201 Riverside Dr. in Cashmere. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Terry's honor to the Rotary Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.

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