Obituary

Terre Lynn Tomblin

Terre Tomblin TOMBLIN TERRE LYNN TOMBLIN AFOSI Special Agent (Retired) Terre passed away from cancer at the age of 63 on May 10, 2016. She had a full and exciting life.

Terre was born on May 10, 1953, in Houston, TX to Glenn and Andrea Tomblin.

Terre was a freelance court reporter from 1973 to 1979 while she attended South West Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. In 1979, she took a civil service position as a court reporter for the Legal Office at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX, and she graduated with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice.

In 1983, Terre was recruited by the USAF Office of Special Investigations. She attended the AFOSI Academy, Class 83C, and received her badge and credentials in June 1983.

Her first duty station was Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX. She went on to assignments in Ramstein, Germany, Bolling Air Force Base in Washington D.C., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ, Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, CA, then back to Washington D.C.

In 1999, Terre attended the Air War College, in Montgomery, AL and graduated with an M.S. degree in International Strategic Relations Affairs. She was then assigned as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) at the Composite Detachment at Randolph Air Force Base, TX. She finished her AFOSI career as SAC at Sacramento, CA, with responsibility and oversight for fraud investigators in California as well as investigators stationed in Colorado Springs, CO. After her retirement in 2010, Terre worked as a federal contractor, Special Investigator for the United States State Department.

We would like to thank Dr. Darren Kocs and his staff at Texas Oncology, Round Rock, TX, for their care and support during the past several years. Terre is survived by many friends and family including: her mother Andrea Tomblin, Thomas G. Tomblin and Barbara Martin (her brother and sister-in-law), her niece Sophia Tomblin, Sherre and Chris Doggett (her sister and brother-in-law), her sister Michelle Loning, and her sister Marticia Lynch.

Terre worked and played hard. She loved people and animals. And she never behaved! A private celebration-of-life ceremony will be held by her family. Any donations may be made to Colon Cancer Research, Shadow Cats of Round Rock, TX, or a charity of your choice.

Published in The Washington Post on May 22, 2016

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