Lillian Henderson

lillian henderson

Lillian Henderson, 88, a long time resident of the Loraine and Mohall area, died peacefully December 11th, 2010 at Bethany Homes in Fargo, ND. She was born September 3rd, 1922 in Rolette County, North Dakota, the daughter of Virginia and Edward Roy. She graduated from Rolla High School and attended nurse's school in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

She married Delbert Henderson May 13, 1945 in Rosholt, Wisconsin and lived in Roy, Utah during Delbert's Army Service. She was employed for many years as office nurse at RBM hospital in Mohall before joining Dr. Walter Gokavi's office in Mohall for 17 years until retiring in 1983. She served as a foster grandparent for 4 years at Sunnyside School in Minot and 6 years at Children's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Survivors include daughters Holly (Bernie) Arcand of Ray; Estelle (Ted) Knutson of Grand Forks; sons Harwood Jay of Fargo; Stanton (Barb) of Minot; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; sisters Ellen Vesper of Louisville, KY, and Dolly Brown of Nelson, MN, brother, Joe Roy of Mt. Angel, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Marie Wickens and brothers Alec, Lucian, Ralph and Ernie Roy.

Memorials are preferred to any food bank.

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  1. Dickinson ND
    I was so sorry to hear about Lillian. I had heard after she left Mohall she was a school “grandmother” to so many children. What a delight it would have been to have her as a reading tutor. Good for her! I feel the emptiness you are experiencing right now, but that will soon be filled with happy memories. Prayers and thoughts are going your direction.

  2. Mohall North Dakota
    Sorry to here about your Mother passing away, Stan. She was a wonderful lady. I really enjoyed her when we were growing up.
    Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

  3. Fargo ND
    It was our pleasure to get to know Lillian as a volunteer who helped us ‘ring the bells’ in 2009. We also enjoyed having her come and help make sandwiches during the flood fight a time or two last spring and ride ‘shot guy’ with Jay in the supply vehicle.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family as they grieve her death during this holiday season. May she ring heavenly bells free from pain.

  4. Columbia City IndianaWe are so sorry for the loss of our beloved Aunt Lil. We have very fond memories of our visits. She was a kind and gentle soul and this world will miss her. I am sure her family welcomed her to Heaven with open arms. Woody, Stan, Estelle & Holly, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

    Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.

  5. Sioux Falls SDI was so sorry to hear of Lil’s passing she was an exceptional woman and I loved her very much. I am sorry I won’t be able to join you in celebrating her life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It will be an honor to make a donation to the Sioux Falls Food Bank in memory of my Aunt Lillian.

  6. Romney IndSorry to hear of Aunt lil’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May you all be blessed during this Holy season

  7. Bismarck ND
    Deepest sympathy to all Aunt Lil’s family. My prayer and thoughts are with you all. I will always remember aunt Lil and her unique voice. She was a kind and gentle woman. May God grant eternal rest unto her soul.

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