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
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.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald;
sister, Bernice and son-in-law, Steve Miles.