In Memory of Terry

ARLINGTON — Terri Marlene Anderson, 47, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at a local hospital in Arlington after a valiant fight against cancer. She was born March 8, 1955, in Bangor, Maine, the daughter of Harry B. and L. Gayle (Burgess) Higgins.

Terri’s greatest passion was writing poetry. She possessed a special talent for putting into words her emotions for life’s trials and celebrations, She maintained her own poetry web site and was working on publishing a book of her poetry. Terri was employed at Nortel in Forth Worth as a telecom specialist. She previously worked at TeleService Resources as a manager. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ellsworth, Maine. Her father, Harry, predeceased Terri.

Survivors: Mother, Gayle of Ellsworth; three sisters, Denise and her husband, Skip Curtis, of Ellsworth, Laurel and her husband, Terry Tinker, of Trenton, Maine, Raye-Jean Higgins of Fairbanks, Alaska; one brother, Eric, and his wife, Michelle, of Gloucester, Va.; nephews Jeff and Brad Tracy of Ellsworth, Ryan Tinker of Trenton, and niece Aubrey of Gloucester; many cousins and special friends, She will be especially missed by her cat, Teardrop. (Arlington Funeral Home)

Terri was a very special person to me. She was my boss for more than ten years. She was always fair, never played favorites and taught me more than any other person in my life.

Terri wrote beautiful poetry from her heart. She posted a lot of her poetry on her web site. Unfortunately her web site is no longer available. However, her poetry pages can be viewed here.

Terri wrote poetry that expressed her deepest feelings. She couldn't always express how she felt to others, but her poetry says it all.

Terri's Poetry pages