Terry Gordon Bostrom

Terry Gordon Bostrom

Aug. 1952 – Feb. 2021

Terry has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior.  He was born in Turlock, CA to Gordon and Lorraine Bostrom.  He graduated from Hughson schools and attended Columbia Jr. College.

He loved snowskiing, snowmobiling, snow camping, boating, hiking, motorcycles, sports cars and road trips.  His favorite places to get away were in the mountains and Tulloch Lake cabin.  Most of all, he loved his family.

Terry co-owned Rayco Industrial Supply for almost 50 years where he cared for and appreciated his employees.

He was married to the love of his life for almost 42 years, Karen Nelson Bostrom.

He was preceded in death by his father Gordon Bostrom. He is survived by his wife Karen Bostrom, cat Miss Pepper, mother Lorraine Bostrom, brothers Gary (Barb) Bostrom and Tom (Lynette) Bostrom, uncle Ken Nelson and many nieces and nephews.

Due to restrictions on attendance, private services will be held at Allen Mortuary, Turlock on Feb. 26, 2021.  Friends may view the service on-line with streaming starting at 10am.  Burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.  To view the service, click the link https://www.viewlogies.net/allen/eiq5a779X and enter the pin: 041-028

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Cornerstone Covenant Church, 4105 Crowell Rd., Turlock, CA 95382 or your favorite charity.


  • Sherry Gonzales February 23, 2021 2:43 am

    Karen and Miss Pepper you are in our prayers. Karen you and Terry are great neighbors and friends. He will be missed. We will miss his smile and hello whenever we saw him.

  • Donna DuBose Pearson February 23, 2021 3:42 am

    My condolences to Terry’s wife; Karen, brothers Gary & Tom and the entire family. May God bless you all. Rest In Peace Terry.

  • Tom & Lynette Bostrom February 23, 2021 1:36 pm

    We will miss you, Terry.
    Thank you for all the help over the years. You were a great problem solver and leader.
    May you Rest In Peace now.

  • Rosemary Mendes February 24, 2021 4:15 am

    Karen- Thinking of you right now.
    Rosemary ( alias O. J.)

  • Debbie Ogden February 24, 2021 9:47 pm

    Sending sincere and deep sympathy to the Bostrom family at this very sad time!

  • Mac, Kim, and Margie Smith February 24, 2021 10:11 pm

    Karen and family – We are shocked and saddened by Terry’s passing. He is a wonderful person, always ready to drop what he’s doing to chat or offer to help. We like driving by your mountain place to see what changes have been made. We’re glad he had a chance to successfully pursue his vintage VW Beetle dream. We will sorely miss him.

  • EVE WEST February 25, 2021 2:54 am

    Terry was a prince of a guy. We enjoyed so much our annual trysts in Tahoe – the laughter, his impish grins! We’re so sad and sorry he has left too soon, holding his memory in our aching hearts. Comfort and courage to you and yours, Karen.

    Eve, Jerry and Muffin

  • Eve, Jerry and Muffin February 25, 2021 3:00 am

    Terry was a prince of a guy. We greatly enjoyed our annual reunions at Lake Tahoe – the laughter and his impish grins!
    We’re so sad and sorry he has left too soon, holding his memory in our aching hearts. Comfort, strength and courage to you and yours, Karen.

  • Scott Wallstrom February 25, 2021 4:53 am

    Carol and I are so sad and have you in our prayers. So many great memories with you guys.

  • Kenn Cunningham February 25, 2021 4:06 pm

    I am sad to learn of the terrible news of Terry’s passing. He was a good guy at Hughson High, and I will remember him for his kindness. May the Lord grant his wife and family peace in their heart’s sadness, and know they will meet him again in Heaven.

  • MARILYN WALLSTROM February 25, 2021 9:29 pm

    Karen, Lorraine, and Family,
    My heart aches for you So sad….too soon.
    I will always remember his smile and his
    willingness to help. He will missed by so many.
    Love you all…..

  • MARILYN WALLSTROM February 25, 2021 9:36 pm

    Karen, Lorraine, and Family,
    My heart aches for you. So sad…too soon.
    I will always remember his smile and willingness
    to help. He will be missed by so many.
    Love you all…

  • Kymn McGrath February 26, 2021 5:25 pm

    Dear Karen & family,
    Terry was my 22-year neighbor, my friend, & my surrogate big brother. I could not have asked for better neighbors than Terry & Karen. Countless times that they both helped me out & that we laughed happily together. I will very much miss his wonderful ways & will be thinking of you, Karen & the rest of the family today.

  • Michael Fuette February 26, 2021 5:32 pm

    Bostrom Family,
    The industry that Terry grew up in has suffered a major loss, and the sadness is felt throughout this tight knit group. I spoke with a number of people in different states this week and the consistent message was Terry was a man of his word and a pillar in the industry.
    Terry was always willing to give advice to those around him and have conversations about business, politics, cars, and the outdoors. You could see it in his face how much he loved his wife Karen and those that he worked with on a daily basis. His morals, values, and kindness will be greatly missed. On behalf of the industry, we are all grateful to have known him in this short stay on this earth.

  • Cindy C Jaeger February 26, 2021 5:54 pm

    Terry was such a kind and fun person. I’m so sad for your loss. I know he will be missed so much.

  • Dan Crook February 26, 2021 6:42 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and the entire Bostrom family. Sad to hear this news and I have nothing but fond memories of Terry!

  • Don & Jean Bothun February 26, 2021 7:10 pm

    Terry was the sweetest most kind ,caring ,loving & giving guy you would want to know. Always a big smile and that sparkle in his eye was a joy to be around. We will miss this amazing guy, but know he is at peace and completely healed with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have prayed for you Karen and Lorriane and will continue on these difficult days ahead. Much love to all of the Bostrom family. Don & Jean j

  • Don & Jean Bothun February 26, 2021 7:19 pm

    Terry , Amazing guy with a big heart, the most caring, loving, and giving. He will be very much missed. A big smile and that sparkle in his eye is always a joy to be around. We prayed for his healing but God had a different plan, he took him home to heaven.
    Prayers will continue for you Karen and Lorriane and the Bostrom family. We love you all.

  • Don & Jean Bothun February 26, 2021 7:26 pm

    Terry was an amazing guy. Always a joy to be around, his big smile and the sparkle in his eyes. Terry was very caring, loving and giving of him self. He will be very much missed. Prayers will continue for you all. Karen , Lorriane and family our hearts are with you all. Much love from Don & Jean

  • Don and Jean Bothun February 26, 2021 9:10 pm

    Karen Lorriane and all the families our hearts are so heavy with you all. Terry was the most loving and caring guy. He will be very mush missed. His big smile and that sparkle in his eyes.
    Will keep praying for you all
    With much love

  • Amber Weeks February 26, 2021 11:06 pm

    Big T. Tall T. It still doesn’t seem real, and I expect you to walk down the isle and park it on the stool like you used to. You will be greatly missed by all of us here at Rayco, and I’m sure by everyone who got the chance to know you.
    Watch over me while I’m out there riding, I’m sad you never got to see my new Harley. You’d like it.
    I’ll be thinking of you.

    Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss and you know where to find me if you need anything. Take a little solace knowing you have another angel out there watching over you.

    Love to the whole family at this time.

  • Michael Ireland February 27, 2021 6:19 pm

    I moved into my first house in 1988, and my new next door neighbors were Terry & Karen (T&K). It was the beginning of a life-long friendship, and I am so (selfishly) sad to lose one of my best friends, although we are thankful he’s in a much better place with Jesus.

    I will always cherish our great adventures and activities, including snow-camping, water and snow-skiing, riding motorbikes to distances afar, hiking, playing volleyball, any much more.

    T was always the project guy who could figure it out (Tim-the-tool-man-Taylor), and maybe I was Wilson – eyes over the fence . . . Howdy Neighbor!

    Always helpful, happy and optimistic; I will miss him dearly.

    Debbie, the kids and I pray that Karen, Lorraine and family find comfort and peace in knowing T made us all better people, he’s doing great now – and we will see him again.

    ‘Much love to the whole family –
    Michael and Debbie

  • Gloriann Christian March 2, 2021 3:20 am

    Karen , so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Terry’s family. He will always be close to your heart. ❤️ Take care of yourself.

  • Steve March 3, 2021 4:16 am

    One of my first fun memories was sitting next to My uncle TT on a dock at Lake Tulloch when I was young…he was duct taping cherry bombs to rocks and dropping them in the water! One of the coolest things I ever saw at that age! Terry was always great at being the fun uncle for us kids. But in all respects he was a man that would keep you on your toes! Especially when I was young…But I learned so much from him throughout my life! Thank you Terry…always love you!!

  • Ron Bridegroom March 31, 2021 7:39 am

    Karen, I just learned of Terry’s passing. My apologies for not knowing. I am deeply grieved and at a loss for words. My condolences and may God shower you with His grace and comfort.

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