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Waunita Wilson Henderson

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Waunita Wilson Henderson, 93, of Aberdeen, Wash., passed away on Dec. 25, 2012 at the Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash.

Waunita was born on Oct. 18, 1919, to Luther Cloyd Reese and Lydia Jane Young Reese at the Mackey Place in rural Pike County. She was 10th of 11 children. On Dec. 5, 1945, she married Lawrence Wesley Henderson in Louisiana.

During World War II she worked at the Naval yard in Washington, D.C. During her married life she was an avid baker, gardener and seamstress.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence, of the family home; one sister, Lela Fern Hendricks of Aberdeen, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

A family memorial service was held on Jan. 12 at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen, Wash.