Hilary Ann Koyen Terjesen
Devil Hills - Hilary Ann Koyen Terjesen unexpectedly passed at the age
64 on July 11,2017 due to complications with her heart. She has been a
resident of Colington for many years. She was born in Plainfield NJ to
E. Kenneth and Catherine Koyen on January 16th,1953. Hilary graduated
from Monmouth College in West Long Beach, NJ with a Fine Arts Degree in
1975. She married the love of her life, Keith Terjesen on September
25th 1976 in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Keith and Hilary spent over 40
beautiful years together raising their two children on the Outer Banks.
is survived by her loving husband, Keith Terjesen, daughter Kira
Terjesen, granddaughter Madison Webster of Colington, son, Cheyne
Terjesen and his wife Danny of Dana Point California, and her
only sister, Nancy D'Andrade of Colington.
Hilary was know by
many in the community as a Kill Devil Hills mail carrier. She held this
post for over twenty years. Her colleagues and friends will remember
her always with a big smile to brighten their day & as a friend who
always remembered birthdays and extended a helping had to anyone
who needed it.
Hilary will be remembered for her love for the
ocean, beach combing, sunbathing and spending time with family on the
beaches of Ocracoke Island, her favorite spot on the Outer Banks. She
was one of the 1st Sanctuary Officers with The Corolla Wild Horse
Foundation and assisted with the building of the Horse Fence. She
organized, held events, and designed t-shirts kick starting what is now
the Wild Horse Fund. Her love and compassion for animals always present
in her everyday life, starting in her childhood years.
extremely creative in her art, poetry and photography. An avid antiques
lover, always taking the opportunity in the moment to explore an old
house or landmark, always up for an good adventure. Hilary's creative
nature shinned through in her love for cooking a great meal, sharing
her innovative flair with family meals and holiday gatherings with her
friends and family. She had an unwavering admiration for what Mother
Earth offered and always being grateful for it, her passion for nature
was a big part of her beautiful and unique personality.
will be remembered as a loving and dedicated mother, wife and
best friend to her beautiful granddaughter Madison whom she cherished
with every breath. Spending time with her family will be their greatest
memories as her most joyful moments. A kind and compassionate friend
always thinking of others, she had a kind of radiant spirit that
captured life in the moment. If you were blessed to have known her your
life was forever touched. Admired for her corky quick witted humor and
rich vibrant spirit. Hilary's extinguished light makes the world a
little darker for the rest of us, she will be dearly missed, but she is
dancing on the beach under the full moon like no one was watching....
to the family may be expressed at www.gallopfuneralservices.com, by
letters to the family's home, and on her children's social media pages.
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Hilary Terjesen Medical and
Memorial Fund" C/O Southern Bank P.O. Box 2037 KDH, NC 27948
about Hilary Terjesens' memorial service will be shared in the local
news papers and on Facebook, at a future date. Gallop funeral
Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.