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Kenneth William Henderson

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Kenneth William Henderson, 68, was born Monday, March 22, 1948, into the McCrory, Arkansas, home of William Even and Fern Pauline Henderson. He passed away Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Ken wore various hats during his working career, working in the forests of western Washington state cutting shake blocks, as a custodian and boiler-man for the Tacoma School District, and as a maintenance tech for the Department of Natural Resources in Forks, Washington. Ken moved to the Grand Coulee area in 1987. An active member of the Grand Coulee Eagles Lodge #2577 for over 20 years, where he loved to call bingo, Ken enjoyed the simpler things in life "after reading the morning paper and finishing his morning cup of coffee." One who could always be counted on to offer a cheerful word and lend a helping hand to friend and stranger alike, Ken enjoyed fishing and watching the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners play. Ken loved all sports, but none gave him greater pleasure then when it involved his family, as when he coached his son in Little League and Junior League Baseball, or later, when he would shout 'til his throat was hoarse, cheering during his grandchildren's games.

Predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Wilie Capshaw, and former wife, Sharon Henderson, Ken's legacy lives on through his son, Bill Henderson (Jennifer); daughter, Kathy Wooley (Tim); and grandchildren: Alexandria Henderson, Sydney Henderson and Eli Wooley.

At Ken's request, cremation has taken place. All are invited to a celebration of his life to be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 1 p.m., in the Eagles Lodge, 122 B Street, Grand Coulee.

Ken's family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Grand Coulee Eagles, P.O. Box E, Grand Coulee, Washington 99133, or to the charity of one's choice.

Please sign Ken's online register book at http://www.Stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, is honored to be serving Ken's family.

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