(1936 to 2011)
We lost our good friend and partner in business and life - Ron Terrel -
on March 24th, 2011. We have developed this page on our company
website to recognize some of the moments that we had with Ron over the
Ron's obituary was carried in the Seattle Time,
on March 24, 2011 and is as follows:
Lee Terrel, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March
24, 2011. Born September 2, 1936, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Ruth and
Theodore Terrel, he graduated from Illinois Valley High School and
Purdue University. Received
his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of California at Berkley. Moved
to the Seattle area in 1967 where he worked as a professor of Civil
Engineering at the University of Washington, where he was an Emeritus
Professor since 1985. Ronald was also a faculty member of Oregon State
University. He was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Ronald focused his
professional activities on innovative research and implementation of
construction materials and systems. Research projects included the use
of waste products in asphalt pavements, and mixture evaluation testing
and was president of the company that developed the drum mixer now used
throughout the world and active in ongoing development of hot in-place
recycling of asphalt pavements.
The last twenty years' focus
was on the development of environmental pavement applications, including
MatCon. He was active in
numerous professional associations, holds several patents, received many
awards and published more than 150 technical papers and reports.
Ronald had a wonderful sense
of humor and loved to start conversations with a smile and a joke. He
had a genuine interest in people, enjoyed his children and grandchildren
and life itself. He was exceptionally talented in woodworking and
treated family members with memorable works of art.
He is preceded in death by
his father, Theodore; survived by his mother Ruth, sister Judith, both
of Grants Pass; wife Alice of Edmonds; three children, Douglas (Ann),
Nancy (Terry), Janel (Gary); seven step-children, Tim (Bonnie), Dan,
Debra (deceased), Robert (Barbara), Laura, Douglas, (Tina), Martin;
twenty grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held
at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 7W Aloha Street in Edmonds on Monday,
March 28th, 2011 at 10:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations
to St. Martin de Porres Shelter in Seattle."
Our life with Ron
Working with Ron over many years we
say Ron in many roles, we have and will provide some links to the
contributions that he made to us personally and those he made to the
company. This page can never recognize his complete contributions -
but is is a token of our fond memories of our time with a good friend.
2005 - The teacher Ron - on site
Coring a MatCon
We developed a book to review some of our business
and personal times with partner and friend - Ron - this can be
viewed at http://www.blurb.com/b/2124238-ron-terrel