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Terry Aragon

April 17, 1939 — January 8, 2022

Long time Boulder Resident George T. Aragon Jr. went to be with God on January 8, 2022.

Terry was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado on April 17,1939, to George Baldizan Aragon (Buck) and Grace Mary (Chavez) Aragon. He grew up in Ft. Collins until the family moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1955.

Terry graduated from Boulder High School in 1958. He enlisted into the Army in 1960 and served four years. He was stationed in Berlin Germany and was there when the wall was built to separate the east and west of Berlin during the cold war. He said one of the greatest events in history was watching the wall being torn down in 1989 marking the end of the cold war.

Terry was honorably discharged in 1964. He also married his biggest crush in high school, Alice Lorraine Maestas in February of 1964.

Terry and Alice had five children; Carl (Judy) Aragon, Linda (Mark) Getman, Loretta (Dan) Lousberg, C.D. (Michelle) Aragon, and Chrystal (Tony) Pene.

Terry became the city of Boulder Municipal Court Administrator in 1963. He was first hired by Municipal Judge, Rex Scott. When Scott retired a couple of years later, Judge Richard Hanson was sworn in as the next Municipal Judge. Terry served under Judge Hanson for 33 years.

Terry was able to retire in 1995 at the very young age of 56. In his press release, he stated that he was looking forward to traveling more and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was able to do it all in his twenty-seven years of retirement. Terry also found the time to write a book after he retired with the help of his sister, Dixie. He wanted to capture the history of his tenure as Court Administrator. His book is called "The History of the Boulder Municipal Court".

Just some of the travel he did took him all around America, New Zealand, Australia, England, Spain, France, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, El Salvador, Denmark, Canada, and Mexico.

Terry and Alice were very active members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Boulder. One of their proudest moments was running the annual fund raiser, Mayfair. Terry would make the rounds around Boulder asking for donations to help run the Catholic School. He was president of the Mayfair for a number of years and he made the function very successful during his tenure.

Terry started running later on in life. He completed several half marathons, marathons, and local runs. His best time during one of the Bolder Boulder 10K races was 47 minutes, and that was done in his 40s. He was one of the original runners of the race, and for many years was a proud member of the Bolder Boulder Boldest. One of those years he had to have vascular surgery close to the race day and told his family he wasn’t going to be able to do the race anymore. His daughter and son-in-law told him that wasn’t an option and pushed him in a wheelchair through the whole 10K to be sure he’d still be included as one of the Boldest. He eventually had to stop when the pain got to be too great on his legs in 2015 at the age of 76.

Terry was an avid fisherman and when the kids were small, he would take them on camping trips all around Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Often times those trips included siblings of either Terry or Alice. Those were some very fond memories.

During Terry’s career, he was one of the founding members of the National Association of Court Administrators (NACA); after the National Association for Trial Court Administrators (NATCA) determined that a broader association was needed. He was president of NACA for a number of years. He was also a member of the National Association for Court Management (NACM). Terry and his Sister Dixie Aragon Davis, were both elected to the Board of Directors at the conference in San Diego, California. They also served together on the Colorado branch of the Court Administrators and performed various Court Assessments. He received numerous awards and accommodations for his leadership in court administration from both organizations. As part of his membership of these organizations, he traveled extensively throughout the United States. It was during these trips that he met others in the organization that loved to golf. This was the beginning of his love of golf. They would have tournaments before or after the annual conferences and he was hooked.

The friendships through his court memberships and conferences would last the rest of his life. Once a week for at least 25 years, a group of them would meet for a week of golfing in Myrtle Beach. Because of scheduling conflicts, they would have to meet in February. Anyone who knows Terry, knows he doesn’t like the cold. But his love of golf and his dear golfing buddies made him forget about the weather. His family was so pleased he could go on one last trip in October, 2021.

Terry is preceded in death by his wife, Alice, his parents, and one brother, Jerry (Pete) Aragon. He is survived by two brothers, Richard (Gilbert) Aragon, Derek Aragon, and sisters, Dixie Davis Aragon, Patricia Cordova. He is also survived by his five children, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren (with two more on the way). And numerous cousins.

In leu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Colorado in Terry and Alice’s names.
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