March 20, 1952 - February 8, 2022
Terri Ann Boucher
Terri Ann Boucher, born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota, was a devoted follower of Jesus and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was born on March 20, 1952 to Harvey and Josephine (Caillier) Boucher and was the youngest of four children. Raised on her family farm, she enjoyed spending time with her closest friends and family as well as making memories at her family's lake home on Maple Lake. Growing up she played the organ and piano at church and loved singing, dancing, ice skating, and lifeguarding. She graduated in 1970 from Mount Saint Benedict Academy in Crookston.
With a heart for children and education, she graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in Special Education. Throughout her working career she had various teaching positions in school and business settings and taught hundreds of students within her own home as a piano teacher. She had an immense love for children and a special gift for working with those who had special needs; she had a wonderful ability to encourage and lead children into reaching their fullest potential.
She lived a short time in Bemidji, Minnesota with her husband Phil before moving to Apple Valley, Minnesota where she became a mother to her two daughters, Alissa and Breanna. Her dream to live by the water led to building a family home on Lac Lavon Lake in 1990 where she lived for the next thirty years. She enjoyed making special memories for her family which included fun beach days, special holiday dinners, outings to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and family vacations to visit her parents in Cape Coral, Florida.
Terri had the gift of generosity and a servant's heart that desired to bless those in need. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor. An incredible amount of joy was found in spending time with and spoiling her grandchildren as well as her children and the family dog, Cinder. She adored prayer and worship gatherings and spent many years playing piano and leading worship at various churches. During her last few years, she dedicated much of her time serving the Lord as a pastor in an online ministry and prayed constantly for her family, friends, and the world.
Terri went home to be with Jesus on February 8, 2022. Her heart was for everyone to know Jesus and she left a legacy of faith and generosity that lives on through her children and grandchildren.
Terri is survived by daughters, Alissa Brekken and Breanna (Brandon) Murphy; granddaughters, Hannah and Eleanor Murphy; siblings, Barbara (Melvin) Larson, Gordon (Nancy) Boucher, and Wayne "Butch" (Nancy Miller-Boucher) Boucher; former spouse Phil Brekken; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Josephine Boucher; and grandson, Isaiah Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to:
Feed My Starving Children
401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Celebration of Life
Monday, March 21, 2022
Visitation 1 hour prior
River Valley Church
14898 Energy Way
Apple Valley, MN 55124