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Terrie Josephine (Clubb) Harroun, 91

God will hold her in the palm of his hand. She was bold enough to fly like an Eagle and soft enough to embrace life as it came. Our mom.

Born in Wichita, Kansas on September 3, 1928 to Tom and Mable Clubb. In the early 1930’s, the family went to California and homesteaded Moosa Canyon in Escondido. There Terrie learned the freedom of her spirit in nature and the land. She grew up riding horses and learning the art of making the homestead self-sustaining from her parents. Upon graduating from Escondido High in 1946, she married classmate Jack Harroun and had two daughters, Terrie Kathleen and Sandra Louise. They continued to live on the homestead with Tom and Mable, but in 1960 part of it was sold so they relocated to the remaining part upon Kutchel Mesa near Hidden Meadows. The family established another self-sustaining life with lots of horses and goats. The neighbor children of the Alex family became a special part of the family at this time. Terrie, Jack and their two daughters moved to Bloomington, California to run a truck stop café but moved back to Escondido in 1967 as both their girls had graduated from high school. Her oldest daughter married that summer and soon gave her 2 grandchildren that grew into 6 great-grandchildren that grew into 4 great-great grandchildren. In 2000 Terrie sold the last of the homestead and moved to Alaska to live with her youngest daughter and son-in-law and started a new adventure that fulfilled a lifelong dream. She had many, many new experiences which fit her well. She especially loved the Moose that lived in their yard in Chickaloon, Alaska. When 2011 came, Terrie and “the kids” moved to Prescott, AZ where she lived out her life. She was always known for her love of life, and new adventure, but mostly her humor and that smile. She will be missed by all who knew her and will not be forgotten. She was among the very few remaining homesteaders in San Diego County.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido- October 9th at 11 am.  

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