Terry Auld MacIntyre, who spent over twenty years working as an administrative manager for a number of departments at Cornell University, died on Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Hospicare and Palliative Care Services facility in Ithaca, New York. She was 54 years old.

Born on July 11, 1948, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Terry was the daughter of Ray S. and Jean Ann Warden. Her father's appointment as a colonel in the Air Force required the family to relocate many times. They moved from Rapid City, South Dakota, to Wiesbaden, Germany and on to two other countries and four other U.S. states before Terry graduated from high school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in 1968. During her childhood she had a particular love of horses, riding in a dressage parade for the Emperor of Japan when her family was stationed in Fuchu. Later, as a teenager in Colorado Springs, she competed in barrel racing, a sport she excelled at, in large part because of her diminutive size and enormous tenacity.

Terry graduated from the University of West Florida in the early seventies, where she received both a B.A. and a Masters in English literature. While there, she met her first husband, Andrew Auld, a marine biologist, and the two of them moved to Putnam County, New York, and then to Interlaken, in 1977.

Her first job at Cornell was as department secretary for the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, followed shortly by a post as senior administrative secretary for the Department of Biochemistry. In 1987 she was named the Administrative Manager for the Section of Genetics and Development. She served there for 12 years, and played an important role on many committees concerned with Project 2000. In 1999, she became the Administrative Manager for the Department of Food Science, and had recently been hired by the Government Department, one of the most prestigious departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Arts college department with the largest number of undergraduate majors.

In 1999, she married Ross MacIntyre, with whom she shared their home in Interlaken. She was an avid birdwatcher and gardener, a bright, lively woman with a deep love of nature. She will be remembered and missed for her strong will and combative spirit, and the loving curiosity she had for the world at large. She is survived by her husband and her brother, Michael Warden, of Scottsdale Arizona.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th, at the Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel on the Cornell campus, with a reception to follow. Written remembrances to be included in the memorial booklet can be sent to http://www.ohr.cornell.edu:8080/ohr/memorial.jsp

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County, Inc., 172 East King Road, Ithaca, New York, 14850, or TheCornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York, 14850.

The Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg is assisting with arrangements. For additional questions, the funeral home may be contacted by calling: 1-888-534-5446.

Page submitted by: Joseph L. Sibley, Director