Helen Bogicevic Terry died July 5 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, specifically, glioblastoma multiforme. Born March 14, 1954 in Dallas, Helen always had a smile. She lit up every room she entered and left a positive impact on everyone she encountered. Helen was a devoted wife, loving daughter, adoring mother, esteemed colleague, amazing “Go Go” the grandmother, and a cherished friend who will be truly missed by all those she touched.
Helen graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received her degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
After college she returned to Dallas where she met the love of her life, Jeb Barton Terry. Jeb and Helen were married June 3, 1978 and made their life in Dallas where they raised their three children, Greer, Jeb Jr. and Avril. Helen’s greatest joy in life was her children.
Helen was a real estate agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for 19 years where she received numerous accolades. She was active in the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and parent organizations at Hockaday, St. Mark’s and ESD.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Momcilo & Milena Bogicevic. In addition to her husband Jeb, she is survived by her daughter Greer & Vance Freed of Jackson, Wyo.; her son Jeb Jr. & Robin Terry of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter Avril & Trevor Rees of New York, N.Y. and her four grandchildren Emerson, Harper and Jeb Terry III and Reese Freed. Helen will be missed by her father-in-law Addison Terry of Washington; her brothers and sisters-in-law Tim & Kris Terry of Dallas, and Add & Nancy Terry of Angel Fire, N.M.; and her dear cousins, Michele Puddle of Surrey, UK and Adriana Batinic of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Her family wishes to thank the incredible team at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, the Duke Neurosciences team and Duke Hospice at Hock Family Pavilion for their tireless care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Helen’s honor to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Attn: Ellen Stainback, Box 3624 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.