Betty Henderson of Montrose died after a battle with cancer on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in her home. She was 77.
Mrs. Henderson was born June 13, 1934, in Hinton, Okla., to Thomas and Iva Harris. She spent her childhood in Paonia and graduated from Paonia High School.
She worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell before marrying Edward Henderson on Nov. 14, 1954. They lived on a ranch near Hotchkiss. They also spent time in Reno, Nev., and later in Grand Junction, where she was a customer service representative for AARP. They lived in Montrose for the last eight years.
Mrs. Henderson was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling and fishing on Grand Mesa. She was an artist and her sculptures and paintings have been sold and displayed throughout the western United States.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ed Henderson of Montrose; two sons and their wives, Michael and Colleen Henderson of Evergreen, and Kelly and Carolyn Henderson of Brighton; two daughters, Shelby Bear and her husband Basil of Delta, and Janice Kunz of Portland, Ore.; a brother and his wife, Jim and Marlene Harris of Grand Junction; three sisters, Glenna Justin and her husband Tony of Delta, Ellen McCabe of Denver, and Joyce Martin and her husband Steve of Green Valley, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Harris.
A funeral Mass was held April 14 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402.blog comments powered by Disqus