Terrence McGeeney

Terrence Joseph McGeeney was born to Joseph and Helen McGeeney June 20, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind., and graduated from Custer (S.D.) High School in 1958.
As a teenager, he excelled in basketball and football, enjoyed fishing and water skiing and held a job as an attendant at Butch’s Standard Service.
In 1989 Terry earned a bachelor of science degree in human resource management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. He later earned a master of science degree in the same field.
Terry served as a substance abuse counselor and pastoral care counselor for many institutions and communities throughout his life, including the Union Pacific Railroad, St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, and SonRise Church in Pueblo West, Colo. He also donated immense amounts of his time through volunteer counseling in the Pueblo West community.
Terry was a lifelong reader, with particular interests in World War II and the American Civil War. In the final years of his life, he wrote a book with his brother Steven describing their respective paths to sobriety.  Terry was at various times a member of the Rotarians, Toastmasters and the Pueblo Pro Bono Mental Wellness program.
Terry, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away April 30, 2022. He was 81.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Terry is survived by his wife, Donna McGeeney; children, Tresa (James) Friesen, Joe McGeeney, Ryan McGeeney, Greg (Lori) Hamm and Brett (Gwen) Hamm; grandchildren, T.J. (Shelby) McGeeney, Ashley McGeeney, Jennifer (Jeremy) DeCou, Madelyn Friesen, Lillian, Evelyn and Carolyn Hamm; great-grandchildren, Oliver DeCou, Amelia DeCou and Henry DeCou; and siblings, Steve (Tandra) McGeeney, Kevin (Shauna) McGeeney and Maureen (Stewart) Kelly.
There was a celebration of love and life in Terry’s honor at Oasis Christian Church May 2 with Pastor Greg Smith officiating the service.
Per his request, Terry’s body will be cremated, and his ashes interred in Custer, S.D., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, 2004 Lake Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 donate3.cancer.org/ or Oasis Christian Church, 347 S. Del Norte Ave., Pueblo West, CO  81007  theoasiscc.com/give
Online condolences may be made at MontgomerySteward.com.

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