April 10, 1963
Engineman Second Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Templeman Norwood Mabry, Jr., was born on December 7, 1936, in Tucumcari, N. Mex. As a boy growing up in New Mexico, his interests centered upon farming.
Templeman was active in Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.) while in high school. He was a member of the Silver Saddles Club, and he won an award for meat judging in F.F.A. competition. He was also a member of the musical group sponsored by F.F.A. called the Wanglers. For recreating, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and dancing; and he played the guitar and mandolin.
Enlisting in the Navy at Albuquerque, N. Mex., in June 1955, he received his recruit training at San Diego, Calif. He then volunteered for submarine duty and was graduated from Submarine School in November 1955.
His first submarine duty was in the U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362) in which he was designated qualified in submarines. He next served in the submarine, U.S.S. Marlin (SST 2).
Templeman was then selected for nuclear power training which he received at New London and Windsor Locks, Conn. Upon completion of this training in September 1960, he was assigned to the Polaris-armed submarine, U.S.S. Ethan Allen (SSBN 608), in which he made two deterrent patrols. He was assigned to the Thresher on March 8, 1963.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Templeman N. Mabry, Sr.,
and a sister, Mrs. Barbara J. Large, all residing in Albuquerque, N. Mex.
He also leaves his grandmothers, Mrs. Nellie W. Woodward of Roswell, N.
Mex., and Mrs. W. R. Mabry of Slaton, N. Mex.