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In Memory of

Betty L. Henson

February 27, 1921 - October 6, 2016

Obituary


Betty Henson, age 95, died on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Wichita Falls.
A graveside service will be held at Crestview Memorial Park at 11AM on Saturday, October 15 under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home with Isaac Butterworth officiating
Born in Quanah, Texas, on February 27, 1921 to W.O. Lucas and Laura E. Harman Lucas, Betty spent most of her life in North Texas and resided over fifty years in Lakeside City. Betty graduated from Quanah High School and married James Henson of Childress. They were married by Rev. Ira A. Smith...

Betty Henson, age 95, died on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Wichita Falls.
A graveside service will be held at Crestview Memorial Park at 11AM on Saturday, October 15 under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home with Isaac Butterworth officiating
Born in Quanah, Texas, on February 27, 1921 to W.O. Lucas and Laura E. Harman Lucas, Betty spent most of her life in North Texas and resided over fifty years in Lakeside City. Betty graduated from Quanah High School and married James Henson of Childress. They were married by Rev. Ira A. Smith in Quanah in 1938. She celebrated her seventy-fifth anniversary with James on June 20, 2013.
James and Betty operated a bakery in Archer City, TX after the World War II and later moved to Wichita Falls where they managed a leather goods store on Eighth Street. Betty was employed by Allison's pharmacy as a clerk, and later became a sales representative and arts and crafts demonstrator for Bo Drury's Arts and Crafts. She retired from her position as Supervisor of the Individual Development Workshop of Wichita Falls in 1982. Betty was a source of inspiration and is best remembered for her arts and crafts skills, dedication and compassion for her peers, and family.
On September 7, 1963, Betty and James moved with their two children, Jim, and the late Betty Ann (Kane), to the south side of Lake Wichita where they became one of the founding families of Lakeside City, TX. Betty was recently honored as the longest continuously residing citizen of Lakeside. She was also a major contributor to and sponsor of the Annual Lakeside City Citizens' Appreciation Day Celebration. She served as Worthy Matron of the Joseph A. Kemp chapter of Eastern Star, attended Fain Presbyterian Church, did volunteer work for Midwestern State University's Faculty Dames Organization, and operated an Arts and Craft Business throughout most of her retirement called Betty's Handicrafts.
Among her hobbies were camping, cooking/baking, arts, and sewing.
She is survived by her son Jim and daughter-in-law Sue Henson; a son-in-law Bill Kane of Somanauk, IL; and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Cole and Raven Henson, who works for GFF Architects in Dallas, TX and Mr. and Mrs. Adam and Brea Henson, who is employed by Trader Joe's in Fort Worth, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings W.O. (Cotton) Lucas, O.W. (Dub) Lucas, Dora Winteroad, and her daughter, Betty Ann.
Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com