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Terrence L. Lammers

1951 - 2014, Santa Barbara

Terrence (Terry) L. Lammers, 63, of Santa Barbara, California passed away on October 6, 2014. Terry was born on July 4, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio, and was raised in Ida, Michigan. He was the fourth of eight children of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Lammers.

Terry attended Stanford University on a golf scholarship in the fall of 1969 and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1973. Choosing a legal career, Terry graduated law school from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington (now Seattle University School of Law) in 1976. Terry moved to Santa Barbara that same year and established a General Law practice. He continued practicing law with an emphasis on Criminal and Family Law until his untimely death.

Terry was involved with the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He served as past President of the “Children in the Middle” program, a mandated program for individuals involved in custody proceedings, and as past President of the Santa Barbara County Lawyer Referral Service. Terry also sat as a Small Claims Judge and taught Business Law courses at Santa Barbara City College. Terry held a lifetime teaching credential with the California Community Colleges.

A sports enthusiast throughout his life, Terry was particularly fond of basketball, golf, and the University of Michigan football team. Terry made an astonishing seven holes-in-one in his lifetime.

Terry was a true light. His humor and wit were boundless, as was his generosity, warmth, and passion for knowledge. Terry was a thoughtful and loyal friend to all.

Terry married Marcia Manard in 1972 and together they had three children. Terry was currently married to Pamela Skinner of Santa Barbara. Terry is survived by his wife, Pamela, his children, Joseph (Kristy) Lammers of Parker, CO, Clark (Erin) Lammers of Santa Barbara, and Lauren Lammers of Santa Barbara. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Luke Lammers and Jordan Lammers. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Lammers of Palm Springs, CA, sisters, Michele (Larry) Crogg of Mission Viejo, CA, Pamela Stasunas of Temperance, MI, and brothers, Mark Lammers of Palm Springs, CA, Larry Lammers of Temperance, MI, and Michael (Debbie) Lammers of Milan, MI. Numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews also survive him. His father, Dr, Gerald P. Lammers, sister, Kathleen Lammers, and brother, Gerald P. Lammers, II, precede him in death.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Thursday, October 16, at 12:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements By McDermott-Crockett Mortuary

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