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Dewey Wallace Henderson

  • Birth 8 Aug 1913 Osmond Community, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 2013 Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
  • Memorial ID 104763940

Dewey Wallace Henderson was born August 8, 1913 in Osmond, Star Valley, Wyoming. He died of natural causes on January 29, 2013 in Provo, Utah and was the eldest of ten children born to Thomas Wallace Henderson and Kathryn (Katie) Stumpp Henderson. As a teenager, he took care of the farm with the help of his three younger sisters while his father served a mission to San Bernardino, CA. He graduated from Star Valley High School in Afton.

He married Emma Cranney on May 18, 1934 in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 1934 to 1936 he served a mission for his church in the Central States Mission, serving his entire mission in Arkansas. Upon his return home, to no avail he tried entrepreneurship with a joint ownership of a hardware store, and he and Emma opened a hamburger stand. He then worked at a lumber store for a short time, finally settling on farming as a vocation. In 1948 he became a Game Warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, with his first assignment in Rock Springs, Wyoming where he served until 1961 when he was transferred to Laramie. In 1963 he became supervisor of the Laramie District. When he retired in 1976, Dewey and Emma moved to Lehi, Utah.

Dewey and Emma raised five children and their oldest grandson, Dewey Rand Henderson from the time he was 12.

After Emma's death in 1991 of an Alzheimer's related illness, Dewey remained in Lehi where he continued to work his large garden. While compiling a complete list of the posterity of his grandfather, Samuel Henderson, Jr., he became re-acquainted with Margaret Moffat Henderson, widow of his cousin. Dewey and Margaret married on May 29, 1995 and moved to Ogden a year later. Margaret died on April 1, 2002.

Dewey moved to The Seville in Orem, Utah in February 2005 where he lived until his death.

Dewey served in the following positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: missionary, Counselor in a Bishopric, Stake High Council member, Temple Worker and nearly 40 years as a Scoutmaster, Venture or Explorer leader. He also served on the District Scouting Councils in both Rock Springs and Laramie. For his years of service he was awarded the Silver Beaver.

He was a graduate of the FBI law enforcement training school in Quantico, Virginia and was a recipient of numerous sportsman, conservation and law enforcement awards.

He is survived by his brother Leslie (Mary Lou), his sister, Leoyce Broadbent (Norville), his son, Lael W. (Mary), daughters: Laura J. Brokaw, Karen S. Taylor (Larry) and Eileen; 24 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Emma, Margaret, his eldest son, Dewey Russell and seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. preceded by a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church at 1555 North 1350 West, Provo, Utah. Interment will take place in the Afton Wyoming Cemetery, Monday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to The Alzheimer's Association of America at www.alzfdn.org.

-Source: Daily Herald, Provo, UT; 7 Feb 2013.


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 7 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104763940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dewey Wallace Henderson (8 Aug 1913–29 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104763940, citing Afton Cemetery, Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .