Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger

Apr 15, 2014 Staff

Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger, of Lander, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 88 years old.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at First United Methodist Church in Lander. Burial will be Thursday, April 17, at Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden, Utah.

Cecilia Marian Dean was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Helen Roberta (Hufstetler) Dean and William Edward Dean. She was one of 10 children: eight girls and two boys. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1944.

On Nov. 21, 1945, she married Gerald Howard Heninger in Ogden. They lived in Salt Lake City and Springville, Utah, before moving to Lander in 1962. The couple raised six children: three girls and three boys.

Mrs. Heninger worked as an assistant librarian and cafeteria assistant at Southside Grade School for 17 years and as a secretary for the First United Methodist Church in Lander for 12 years until her retirement at age 75.

Her family said she was active in the First United Methodist Church choir and thrift shop among other interests in serving the church community. She also was proud of her children and their families.

She is survived by her children, William Robert (Annie) Heninger of Longmont, Colo., Alan Dean (Sheila) Heninger of Bakersfield, Calif., Carol Adriane Kennerk (Steve) of Lander, Connie Rae Cassidy (Paul) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Paula Kay Morrow (Wade) of Casper; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Vivian Joyce Boyington, Dorothy (Dot) Roberta Dean and Norman Kay Dean of Ogden, Utah, and Francis Beryl Biederman of Rantoul, Ill.; brother-in-law Dick (Sheral) Heninger; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, on March 21, 1969; son Bruce; brothers Ed and Bill Dean; and sisters Margaret Weaver, Mildred Brown and Barbara Vlaanderen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church kitchen fund.

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