Lt. Edgar Dean Henderson

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Lt. Edgar Dean Henderson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Arimo, Bannock County, Idaho, United States
Death: June 21, 2005 (91)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States (Natural Causes)
Place of Burial: Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Edgar Williams Henderson and Anna Eugenia Henderson
Husband of Marjorie Mae Henderson
Brother of Louis Benson Henderson; Helen Benson Henderson; Anna Eugenia Atkinson; Boyd Frank Henderson, [Twin]; Capt. Ralph James Henderson, [Twin] and 3 others

Occupation: Educator
Managed by: Zach Boggess
Last Updated:

About Lt. Edgar Dean Henderson

Edgar Dean Henderson passed away June 21, 2005, surrounded by his family in his home. He was 91 years old and died of natural causes. Dean was born May 3, 1914, in Arimo, Idaho, to Louis Edgar Williams Henderson and Anna Eugenia Benson. He attended Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) from 1932 to 1936 where he met his sweetheart Marjorie Burrup, of Downey, Idaho. Dean played on the USAC basketball team which was made famous by defeating all tournament basketball teams in the West and upending highly favored Kansas on their home court in Kansas City. The team was then invited to the Olympic tryouts in Madison Square Garden.

Dean and Marj enjoy many memories originating at the Bluebird Restaurant in Logan during their courtship years. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on May 16, 1938. Dean served as a Lieutenant (J.G.) in the Navy from 1944 to 1946, and served as a Communications Officer aboard the U.S.S. Bruhle in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Dean and Marj began their careers as educators by teaching in Alamo, Nevada, a career path that eventually spanned over a combined 75 years in Nevada, Idaho, and Utah. Dean was the first principal of the newly consolidated Marsh Valley High School in Arimo, Idaho. The Hendersons moved from Downey, Idaho, to Provo where Dean accepted employment at Brigham Young University. He retired from BYU's Department of Education in 1979.

Dean enjoyed traveling to see his grandchildren and great grandchildren perform in school or sporting activities. He particularly liked playing golf with his sons, grandchildren, or good golfing buddies. He was a near par golfer and played regularly through age 89.

Dean and Marj have always been active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dean having served as a bishop of the Downey Second Ward. He readily accepted any calling--including a mission to the Visitor's Center in Laie, Hawaii, in 1980. His favorite calling was his current calling of Greeter in the Riverside LDS Ward. One of his greatest joys was his weekly visits to the Provo Temple.

Dean is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie Mae Burrup Henderson and their four sons: Gary, (Karen Knudsen); Jan, (Kerry Miner); Kim, (Coralee Maas); and Tad (Tamara Kimokeo) Henderson. Dean and Marj have 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Dean is also survived by two sisters: Ann Atkinson of Provo, Utah; Joyce (Parr) Sainsbury of Salem, Oregon; and three brothers, Boyd (Ethel) Henderson of Pocatello, Idaho; Ralph (Lenore) Henderson of Bountiful, Utah; Sidney (DonaLe) Henderson of Orem, Utah. Dean was preceded in death by his father (Louis), mother (Jean), brother (Louis) sister (Helen) brother-in-law (Chick), sister-in-law (Lena), and great-grandchildren (William & Bonnie).

A viewing will be held on Friday, June 24 from 7- 9 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 N., Orem. Funeral Services will be held at the Riverside Ward chapel, 3500 N. 180 E. in Provo beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25. Friends and family may visit one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Perpetual Education Fund. Mail to: PEF, 50 East N Temple Street, 8th Floor, Church Office Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1501.

Spouse:

 

Marjorie Mae Burrup Henderson (1914 - 2009)


Created by: Jay Greaves Burrup

Record added: Sep 09, 2012

Find A Grave Memorial# 96793531

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Lt. Edgar Dean Henderson's Timeline

1914
May 3, 1914
Arimo, Bannock County, Idaho, United States
2005
June 21, 2005
Age 91
Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States
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East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States