Terry R. Jochim, age 73, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, following a brief illness.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with the Rosary being said at 6:00 P.M., in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. A Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 24, 2021, in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, in Amarillo, TX. Burial will follow at Dreamland Cemetery with military honors in Canyon, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
He was born on September 24, 1947, in Sacramento, CA to the late Sebastian and Julia Jochim.
Terry was an Air Force Veteran and retired after 38 years of Federal Service. He was an avid cattleman and greatly contributed to the cattle industry being President and Executive Director for the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association. It was a great honor for him to be the Deputy Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council 4621, working tirelessly on projects with fellow Knights.
He enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for wine with all. That joy for wine took him and Brenda to travel around Italy on two occasions. He did everything with conviction and dedication that surpassed most people, with humility and a generous loving heart.
He is survived by the love of his life, Brenda; son, Brian Jochim (Rose) of Bend, OR; daughter, Ginger Fontes (Mat) of Chicken, AK; three siblings, Dennis, Bobby, and Mark; four grandchildren, Alyshia, Anthony, Mathew, and Lucian; and four great-grandchildren.