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Information for George Henderson

21 September, 1926 - 9 March, 1997

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

12 March, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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George Henderson

    George Henderson of Caldwell, passed away on March 9, 1997, following heart surgery.  Services will be held on Friday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at Caldwell N. Stake Center on old Hwy. 30, under the direction of Bishop Mark Coombs.  There will be a viewing at Dakan Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday at the church in the Relief Society room from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Burial will follow the services at the Middleton Cemetery.
    George was born on Sept. 21, 1926, in Burley, Idaho , to George Simpson Henderson and Maggie Bradshaw Henderson.  He service in the Navy during WWII.  After the war, he returned to school and graduated in 1946.  He continued his schooling at the College of Southern Idaho.  He married VaLoy Tanner of Burley, January 17, 1952, in Long Beach, Calif., and the marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple.  He worked for Rocket Dyne in California and later for Boeing Space Division in Huntsville, Alabama, where he worked on the Apollo and Saturn space missions.  He was managing a research lab in Kent, Wash., at the time of his retirement from Boeing in 1989.  George and his wife served an 18-month church services mission in Kent, Wash., before moving to Caldwell five years ago.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Middleton 1st Ward.  He served for 3 years in the Boise, Id., Temple and has had numerous church callings; such as, the Bishopric, Stake Sunday School President and most recently as assistant to the High Priest group.  George loved to play golf, watch sports of all kinds and to watch his grandchildren in their various activities.  He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed life and lived his family.  We will miss him.
    George is survived by his wife, VaLoy; 3 daughters, Connie Green and her husband, Ken of Caldwell, Shelley Miles of Nampa, and Judy Henderson of Caldwell; 8 grandchildren, Travis, Brad and Gina Green, Ben, Michelle and Chris Miles, and Kacie and Tara Henderson; 6 sisters, Mable Kellogg of Boise, Doris and Pat Kelley of Burley, Betty Miller of Indio, Calif., Ruth and Loyd Merrill of Paul, and Joyce and Steve Ottley of Burley; and sister-in-law, Florene Henderson of St. George, Utah.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald; sister, Bernice and son-in-law, Steve Miles.

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