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Virginia Lee Henderson

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff

Virginia Lee Henderson died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 93 years old.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander.

Virginia Lee Henderson was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Fairland, Okla., the daughter of Ralph and Lily Anne Higinbotham.

On Sept. 21, 1938, she married J.R. Henderson in Seneca, Mo. He preceded her in death on October 12, 2005.

The couple moved to Wyoming in 1943 where Mrs. Henderson worked at the Wyoming State Training School off and on for roughly 20 years.

After retiring, the couple lived in Dubois for several years before moving to Hudson.

Mrs. Henderson was a charter member of the Nazarene Church in Lander, and she and her husband helped to establish the original Nazarene Church in Lander. The annex to the new church is dedicated to the Hendersons.

She is survived by her children, Pat Henderson and his wife Sandi of Green River, Jo Elmore of Nampa, Idaho, and Lynda Robinson of Las Vegas; grandchildren Patti Hessling and her husband Del of Pavillion, Mitchel Lewis and his wife Angela of Jackson, Michael Henderson and his wife Shana of Green River, Larry Leavenworth and his wife Melanie of Lander, Shari Stamper and her husband Bruce of Nampa, Idaho, JoDana Mills and her husband Dave of Rupert, Idaho, and Shane Robinson and his wife Christine of Las Vegas; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brother Daniel Higinbotham of Lander.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons-in-law, and one granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choosing.

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