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
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.
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