4/27/1949 – 10/08/2021
Terry Boardman, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on Friday, October 8.
Born April 27, 1949, in San Francisco, CA to Gene and Barbara Dunnill, she was the oldest of eight children, with six sisters and one brother. Terry grew up in San Diego and attended San Diego State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and master’s degree in Counseling. After college, Terry moved to Carpinteria with her husband Bob in 1982, where they raised their two sons, Erik and Evan.
Terry had a passion for working with children and helping Carpinteria and Santa Barbara youth. She worked for many years as a counselor at Carpinteria Middle School and Santa Barbara Junior High. Later, she worked as a social worker at Klein Bottle, focusing on “at risk” youth and families within Santa Barbara County.
Terry had a big heart, often opening her home to friends and family in need. One could always depend on her to be involved with her sons’ school and sports programs, frequently volunteering and coaching at a moments notice. She beamed with pride when talking about her sons and their many accomplishments.
Terry was a kind and generous soul who saw the good in everyone. Even throughout her 10-year battle with various cancers, she remained upbeat and optimistic.
Terry is preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her sons Erik (Brooke) and Evan (Sara) and her grandchildren, Cody, Zack, Kai, Vaughn and Mila.
A small family gathering will be held on November 13 in Carpinteria to celebrate her life.