Funeral Notices . . .
Terry Monroe passed away peacefully in Thousand Oaks, California on April 15, 2016, after waging a courageous battle with leukemia. She was 84 years old.
Regina Theresa Grant was born to parents John and Mary Grant (nee Sullivan) in Sonoma, California, where her father was head golf professional at the Sonoma Mission Inn Golf Club. The family moved to Pasadena, California, where as one of five siblings Terry was active in sports. Terry graduated from St. Andrew High School and attended Pasadena City College prior to entering the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
After leaving the order, Terry met and married James C. Monroe. The family moved to Northern California in 1970, settling in Stockton in 1972. Terry raised her family as a single mother and lived in Stockton for 33 years before moving to Northfield, Minnesota in 2005. She returned to Southern California in 2013.
Terry worked for most of her career as a legal secretary and assistant. She spent many years at California Rural Legal Assistance, advocating on behalf of clients who would otherwise suffer from poor or no legal representation. She was active in the local union at CRLA until her retirement in 1998.
Terry leaves behind three children – Jason, of Cleveland, Ohio; Nicholas, of Sonoma, California, and Macara Brachmann of Agoura Hills, California. She loved and will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren: Jasper, Hannah, Alaina, Mitchell, Jack and Tobias. Terry was predeceased by her stepson Matthew and brothers James and Jack, and is survived by her sisters Brooke and Gi Marie. She leaves behind many special friends and acquaintances in California and Minnesota who brought her great joy.
The family is holding a private mass St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, California.