Terry Linn (Wilson) Vega

Aug. 11, 1953 – May 1, 2017


On May 1st, Terry entered Heaven to be with our Heavenly Father and those she so dearly looked forward to being with again. Terry was a long time resident of the Kern River Valley, a place where she found joy and peace in its simplicity. Terry was born to Vern and Eloise Wilson (Malone) on August 11, 1953, in Wofford Heights, Calif. She was the third of five siblings – Vickie Ray (Walt), Danny Wilson, Brenda Vega (Frank) and Vinnie Reed (Ike). She married her greatest love, Gilbert Vega, to whom she has been a devoted wife for 32 years. Terry is the loving and dedicated mother of three daughters, Tanya Gann (Chumley), Tamara Gann (Mellor) and Paige Vega. To anyone who had the bliss of knowing Terry knew that family, her husband and children were the focus of her thoughts and her greatest joys. Terry took great pride in seeing her grandkids, Emma Mellor, Morgan Mellor, Gody Despot and Caitlinn Despot grow and achieve, as well as the newest generation of great-grandbabies, Kyleigh and Paisleigh.

While she will be greatly missed by her siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, husband, children, grandchildren, and friends, we take comfort in knowing that her steadfast faith was present in her words and actions and has delivered her to the open arms of our Lord and Savior and has reunited her with those departed whom she so dearly missed. Her wonderful memories will not be forgotten, as we will surely bask in the love she bestowed the rest of the days of our lives.

Services will be held at Mountain View Southern Baptist Church on May 6th at 11 a.m. with graveside gathering to follow at Kern River Valley Cemetery directly after.

Psalm 73:25- Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is none upon the Earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Philippians 1:3 – I thank God for every remembrance of you.

Until we see you again.