Terry Kimball in Georgia, 1998.

Terry Kimball in Georgia, 1998. (Courtesy Karen Johnson)

After four years in the Navy, Terry Kimball spends most of his adulthood working odd jobs and traveling the country.

From 1962 to 1966, he served “in the communications division aboard United States Navy Ships operation in the Pacific theater,” according to his resume.

He worked as an officer for the Colorado State Patrol from 1966 to 1970, then for the Longmont Fire Department until 1973.

He worked in a variety of jobs around the country after that, traveling around the South and West as a carpenter and truck driver.

Kimball had one daughter, Stephanie Pelster, who could not be reached for this project.

In 1993, he married Karen Johnson, who described him as a “happy-go-lucky person” who loved to work in the garden and cook elaborate meals.

Read Terry Kimball’s poetry. (PDF)