Floris Matilda <I>Springer</I> Henderson


Floris Matilda Springer Henderson

Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Death 31 May 2000 (aged 83)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 175880290 View Source
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Herald Journal, Logan, Utah, June 2, 2000. Obituary: LOGAN--Floris Springer Olsen Henderson, 83, passed peacefully from this life at Sunshine Terrace on May 31, 2000. Floris was born Jan, 22, 1917, in Midway, Utah, to Lydia Rosetta Bigler and Jeremiah Robey Springer. Floris attended grade school in Provo, Utah, and graduated from Park City High School. She earned a degree in business education at the University of Utah and a master's degree at Utah State University. She did doctoral work at the University of North Dakota. Floris married Dean Lewis Olsen in 1939. They were later divorced. She married Lee H. Henderson on Nov. 22, 1970. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple. She was a member of the LDS Church and held many positions. After her retirement from USU in 1981, she and Lee served two LDS temple missions and served in the Logan Temple. Floris taught business education all of her adult life, first in Snowflake, Ariz., then in Cedar City and 30 years at Utah State University in Logan. She loved teaching and her students adored her. She was honored in 1981 as the recipient of the Robbin's Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year and was honored at USU's commencement. She was a member of the Old Main Society. She was active in numerous professional organizations, serving as vice president of the Western Business Education Association; president and vice president of the Utah Business Education Association; chairman of the program committee, WBEA Convention; National Council representative Delta Phi Epsilon; and treasurer for the state of Utah's American Association of University Women. She was an officer and advisor in many other organizations. Floris traveled extensively and spent many summers visiting or working in other countries. The light of her life was her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, on March 14, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen and Tony Wegener, Logan; seven grandchildren, Stephen (Quincy) Wegener, Shelley (Rich) Johnston, Nathan (Becky) Wegener, Angela (Shane) Falslev, Daniel Wegener, Andrew Wegener, and Jeffrey Wegener; nine great-grandchildren; one stepson, Bill (Judy) Henderson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Lynne (Robert) Holden, Palestine, Texas; Heather (Dennis) Christensen, Riverton, Wyo.; Heidi Reed, Lenoire, N.C.; one sister, Lydia Pauline Erwin, Logan; and one brother, Frank Springer, Springville, Utah. She was preceded in death by a sister, Amy Whitley, two brothers, Jay Springer and Beryl Springer and one stepdaughter, Terri Harris. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in the 5th/18th Ward chapel, 500 E. 300 North, with Bishop Grant Collier conducting. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Midway City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floris S. Henderson Business Education Scholarship, Development Office, USU, Logan, UT 84322.

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