Dateline: July 26, 2001
services for Leona C. Henson, age 87, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,
July 21, 2001, in the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan
Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating.
Burial was held in Rowe Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Henson died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was
born August 31, 1913, in Shelby, Texas, and attended schools in Marlin,
Haskell, and Ashtola. She married Gradie G. Henson on November 1, 1930, at
Hollis, Oklahoma. They lived in the Martin and Ashtola communities near
Clarendon before moving to Clarendon in the mid 1960s. He preceded her in
death on November 12, 1982. She was a long time member of the First
Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a
Past Noble Grand of the Clarendon Rebekah Lodge and Past President of the
Les Beaux Art Club. She had also been involved in various other church and
was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Henson Hill, in 1971.
include two sons, Floyd H. Henson and his wife Virginia of Albuquerque,
NM, and A.R. Henson and his wife Frankie of Clarendon; one brother, Fred
Mandrofsky of Tularosa, NM; three sisters: Mae Malone Waller of Denton,
Jean Martin of Arlington, and Bee Robinson of Florida; seven
grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
bearers were grandsons: Wes Henson, Greg Henson, Monty Henson, Brent
Henson, Wallace Hill, and Jeffrey Henson.
family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Rowe
Cemetery Association in Hedley or to a favorite charity.
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