OBITUARY

Ruth Wallace Henshall

April 23, 1956June 6, 2021
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Ruth Wallace Henshall, age 65, accomplished her earthly journey in Houston, Texas on June 6, 2021, after several years of battling breast cancer. She joins her beloved husband Frank in watching over their large extended family across the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Ruth grew up in University Park in Dallas and attended Highland Park High School where she was active in choir and musical productions and made many life-long friends. Always an exceptional student she attended Vanderbilt University and then transferred to the University of Texas. She was active in Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and graduated with honors with a business degree.

Ruth made Houston her permanent home and became involved in community groups such as the Junior League where she enjoyed participating in the annual musical productions. Her rendition of “Leader of the Pack” was one of her favorites.

Ruth was president and owner of The Lentz Group, a boutique marketing and consulting firm in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. She contributed to many Houston area projects during her forty-year career.

Ruth also assisted almost 50 architects, from Texas to Las Vegas to Hong Kong, who were aiming to attain one of the American Institute of Architect’s highest honors – Fellowship. In crafting each architect’s unique story, she focused in on the essence of how their work significantly contributed to the profession of architecture and backed that up with persuasive write-ups and graphic layouts of projects, industry activities, awards, and publications.

Ruth loved her family, her dogs Zeus and Harvey, her cat Hera, mystery novels, crossword puzzles, travel, Body Combat and cooking. She got particular joy out of the videos from England of her great-grandchildren.

Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Frank Henshall, her parents Rebecca B. Wallace and Carl P. Wallace and her niece Gina S. Wallace.

She is survived by her brothers Preston (Peggy) Wallace in Canton, Michigan, David (Chris) Wallace in Dallas, TX., Patrick (Lindsey) Wallace in Dallas, TX, Frank’s daughters Sheree Green (Tim), Yvette Henshall-Bell (Mick), Tina Henshall and grandchildren Ellie Henshall-Bell, Joe and Tom Green, Fabian Horvath, great-grandchildren Frankie and Florence Pedder, Frank’s siblings Muriel Mountford, Jean Walley and John Henshall. The “Brits” all took Ruth under their wing and made her a part of their family which delighted her and enriched her life. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss her greatly.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the charity of your choice. A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024.

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  • Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Frank Henshall, her parents Rebecca B. Wallace and Carl P. Wallace and her niece Gina S. Wallace.


    She is survived by her brothers Preston (Peggy) Wallace in Canton, Michigan, David (Chris) Wallace in Dallas, TX., Patrick (Lindsey) Wallace in Dallas, TX, Frank’s daughters Sheree Green (Tim), Yvette Henshall-Bell (Mick), Tina Henshall and grandchildren Ellie Henshall-Bell, Joe and Tom Green, Fabian Horvath, great-grandchildren Frankie and Florence Pedder, Frank’s siblings Muriel Mountford, Jean Walley and John Henshall. The “Brits” all took Ruth under their wing and made her a part of their family which delighted her and enriched her life. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss her greatly.

Services

  • A celebration of life ceremony

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Tina Henshall

June 11, 2021

A Poem for Ruth

Dear Ruth.
What is in your name?
A calm and steadfast soul,
And a heart as open as a flower in bloom,
And fragrant as sunshine on lavender.
Your love is the energy of miracles,
Leaving peace and calm in your wake.
So powerful yet humble,
To have known you is to have felt loved,
And seen,
And known.
As a jewelled sea reflects in infinite directions,
You shone as brightly and as far and wide,
And your tide was soothing and smooth.
We have known your extraordinary ocean,
Full of treasure, energy and light.
So as your tide moves on different shores,
Your essence will ripple through our lives,
Until one day our oceans will again rejoin….......

By Tina Henshall


John Henshall

June 10, 2021

So many happy memories of a lovely lady who joined the Henshall clan when she married our younger brother Frank We had some wonderful times together and I know they will be reunited in that new journey! John,MURIEL and JEAN and our families 👍👍🇬🇧🇬🇧🙏🙏

Tina Henshall

June 10, 2021

Tina Henshall

June 10, 2021

Tina Henshall

June 10, 2021

Tina Henshall

June 10, 2021

Carmen Houston

June 9, 2021

So incredibly saddened by the passing of my friend and former boss Ruth Henshall. My first job in the A/E/C industry was under her tutelage. Knowing and working with her made an indelible impact on my life and career. A part of Ruth will always be with me. And I know so many would say the same. Such an amazingly intelligent, talented, classy and warm-hearted person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Sam White

June 9, 2021

Many fond memories of my time at Haynes Whaley and working with Ruth to prepare proposals on many projects.

I, like many others will miss those times. My sincere condolences to her family.

A.J. Widacki

June 9, 2021

I'm sad to hear of Ruth's passing. She will be greatly missed in the Houston engineering and construction industry. She and the Lentz Group were always great team members and contributed to the success of many projects over the years. May she Rest in the Peace of Our Lord.

Linda Harris

June 9, 2021

Ruth was truly one of God's gifts to this world. Her kindness, generosity, caring and friendship will always be in our hearts.

We are all so blessed to have had her in our lives, and she will be greatly missed.

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