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Robert George Henderson (1927-2012) Obituary

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Robert George Henderson (1927-2012) Obituary

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 1:31PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Henderson, Pratt, Keller
Logan Herald Journal, 10/16/12


RIVERDALE , Idaho — Robert George Henderson, 85, a man of unlimited love, talent and devotion to his wife, family, grandkids and church, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho. He was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Swan Lake, Idaho, to Hyrum Lester and Millie Pratt Henderson. He married Betty Jean Keller on June 10, 1966, in Pocatello, Idaho.

Robert loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions, but he loved working with the Scouts the most. He thoroughly enjoyed watching western movies, particularly John Wayne westerns. He was a good yodeler and had a bit of a sweet tooth. He was a rancher at heart and loved his cows, horses, dogs and cats. He owned and operated his own diesel repair shop, Henderson Diesel, and the shop was always open to any neighbor who came in, and he would drop what he was doing to help them.

He is survived by his wife Betty of Riverdale; children Karen (Alan) Murray of Smithfield, Utah, Sue (Garry) Purkey of Pocatello, Idaho, Pamela (Andy) Stevenson of Mountain Home, Idaho, Duane (Betty Jean) Christensen of Bend, Ore., Nadine (Richard) Umbel of Preston, Idaho, Craig and Lou Seamons of Centerville, Utah, Laurine (Jim) Bingham of Saint Johns, Ariz., Lonnie Henderson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Daren (Shalae) Henderson of Preston, Idaho; 45 grandchildren, 81 greatgrandchildren and 14 greatgreat-grandchildren; and brother Reed (Lela) Henderson of Preston, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Wendelene Keller; twin brother at birth; siblings Don Henderson, Norma Barnes, Cal Henderson, Lola Burnclau, Harvey Henderson and Errol Henderson; grandsons Adam Bensen and Ryan Bingham; and great-granddaughter Kaylee Mosely.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in the Riverdale 1st Ward LDS chapel with Bishop Boyd Bradford conducting. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church in Riverdale. Interment will be in the Riverdale Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com  .

He lead a life of service and was an example for the world to follow. He was welcomed home by many loved ones, including his Father in Heaven. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

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