Obituary – Terronez, Vacilio Eugene “Geronimo,” Jr.

Vacilio Eugene "Geronimo" Terronez, Jr.

Class of 1950

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Geronimo Terronez

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Vacilio Eugene “Geronimo” Terronez, Jr.

June 14, 1931 – January 27, 2016

Funeral services for Vacilio Eugene Terronez, 84, of Fort Gibson, OK, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 1, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Muskogee with Father Basil Keenan officiating. Sons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

Vacilio was born June 14, 1931 at Perry, OK, the son of Geronimo and Lupe (Aquilar) Terronez and died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Claremore.

During the Korean Conflict he served his country in the U. S. Army. In 1954 he married Ruth Fields in Muskogee, OK. Prior to retirement, Vacilio was an educator and coach. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; six children, Vacilio Eugene “Gene” Terronez and wife, Pam, of Denton, TX, Bruce Anthony Terronez and wife, Rhonda, of Depew, OK, Ruth Kateri Massingill and husband, Ralph, of Aubany, Kentucky, Karen Kaye Hunt of Campboville, Kentucky, Kevin Kris Terronez of Stillwater, OK, Jon Kyle Terronez and wife, Christie, of Chandler, OK; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Terronez of Wichita, KS, Leonard Terronez of Oklahoma City; and sister, Pauline Bruce of Tulsa.

In memory of Vacilio the family requests donations to the giver’s favorite charity.