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In Memoriam: Terrie Barrie

July 22, 2022

July 22, 2022

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With heavy hearts, we share that Terrie Barrie passed away on July 21, 2022, after a long illness. Terrie was a tireless advocate for the nuclear complex and uranium worker community who tenaciously applied her expert knowledge on behalf of the sick worker community.

Terrie spent untold hours attending government board meetings, Congressional hearings, agency working group sessions and advocacy strategy sessions to achieve her in-depth understanding of EEOICPA. She served as the focal point for the Alliance of Nuclear Worker Advocacy Groups (ANWAG) writing letters to Federal agencies and Congress about challenges workers faced in navigating the program. Her efforts led to agency attention, reforms, process changes and substantially improved access to worker benefits.

At Cold War Patriots, Terrie helped establish and successfully achieve every Congressional National Day of Remembrance honoring the sacrifices of the nuclear weapons and uranium worker communities and their families. Deb Jerison, one of Terrie’s close friends and fellow advocate, observed that Terrie was both brilliant and whimsical, bringing diverse people together to better serve others. Her keen intellect, devotion to doing what’s right, positive teamwork and genuine care for sick workers helped so many and will continue to inspire and guide our work at Cold War Patriots.

We will miss you, Terrie.