TERRENCE MARREN Terrance P. Marren, of Henderson, passed away Aug. 14, 2013, after a courageous battle with diabetes. Born Oct. 4, 1948, in Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., he moved frequently in his youth. He loved to play at the Boys and Girls Club, the one constant in his life. Later, as an adult, he served as a board of director for this organization 1987 to 1996 and was named the Boys and Girls Club Alumnus of the Year in 1992. Terry enlisted in the U.S. Army
and was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War
, serving as a combat medic, and received a Purple Heart
for wounds received "in theater." In 1970, Terry moved to Las Vegas, and graduated from UNLV in 1974. He married Sharon Marren in 1972. He attended California Western School of Law, where he was named the "outstanding first year law student" in 1975. He served as managing editor of the Law Review and earned the "outstanding litigator award" during the 1977 Mock Trial Competition. Upon his graduation in 1977, he worked as a law clerk for the Nevada Supreme Court and then as legal advisor to former Governor Mike O'Callaghan. Subsequent positions include chief counsel to the Welfare Division, deputy attorney for the attorney general of Las Vegas, deputy city attorney of North Las Vegas, and was Nevada's first domestic relations referee for the Eighth Judicial Court of Las Vegas. He was elected as one of the first three judges of the newly-created Family Court in 1993. He married Teresa Mitchell, in 1995, and they moved to Mesquite, where Terry became the first full-time city attorney for the City of Mesquite. He retired in 2005, and was recalled to active service by the Nevada Supreme Court as a senior district court judge. He held that position until his passing. Terry authored articles for legal publications and participated in numerous legal groups. He was most passionate about advocating for and helping children. He served on the board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council, 1989-1998, cubmaster of Pack 126, and assistant scout master and scout master of troops 133 and 60. He received the Silver Beaver Award in 1988. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Sunshine Children's Hospital Foundation, was advisory Board Member to the Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada, and was founder of the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force, serving as its president, 1990-1996. Terry embraced life. He loved to camp, fish, travel and spend time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Marren; brother, Mike (Sue) Marren; son, Jim (Erin) Marren; daughter, Heather (Ben) Austin; stepchildren, James (Angela) Mitchell, Arian (Cliff) Mathews, Stephanie Kay, Ammon (Chalise) Mitchell and Hayley Mitchell; former wife, Sharon Marren; and his 14 adored grandchildren, Avery, Carter, Jackson, Henry, Jameson, Morgan, Anthony, Troy, Aden, Addison, Kimball, Avonlea, Jarom and Lily. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Reception will follow after the funeral at the adjacent Palm Mortuary South Jones Reception Center. For more information, please visit www.palmmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, the Marren family requests memorials be sent to the Safe Nest, 2915 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite #3A, Las Vegas, NV 89102, Attn: Pamela Williams. Please reference Terry Marren.