Margaret Ann Henderson
May 7, 1944 – April 20, 2021
On Tuesday, April 20th, Margaret Ann Henderson, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away peacefully at the age of 76 in La Mesa, CA with her family by her side.
Marge was born on May 7,1944 in Kearney, NE. Raised in Nebraska, she grew up in the towns of Kearney, Grand Island, Papillion & Omaha. Marge was a cheerleader during her days at Papillion H.S. and was voted “Prettiest Girl” her senior year, and only year, at Benson H.S. in Omaha. As one would imagine, Marge turned the heads of quite a few gentlemen during these days, especially Harry C. Henderson III’s, whom she had met at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Omaha and grown to love while attending Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE.
Marge married Harry on November 24, 1963 in Omaha, NE. Married life continued early on in Omaha but, following Harry’s career path as a physician, ultimately led to stops in Phoenix, AZ, Durham, NC & Fort Leonard Wood, MO. In May of 1975, Harry and Marge, with four children now in tow, settled in La Mesa, CA amidst the foothills of Mt. Helix, where they spent the next 46 years of their lives together. A devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Marge was always there in one’s moment of need. Marge was the consummate stay-at-home mom, volunteering at school, transporting her four children to-and-from, keeping the house immaculate and taking great pride that her home was always beautifully decorated in the appropriate holiday/seasonal theme. Marge was an avid reader, fantastic cook, enjoyed crafts & quilting, playing Bunco & board games, rooting for the Chargers and most certainly holds the record for most jewelry & clothing items ever ordered from the Home Shopping Network. In her later years, Marge was an enthusiastic member of the Red Hat Society and absolutely loved and adored her grandchildren & great grandchildren, cherishing every moment she was able to spend with them.
Marge was a loving and courageous spirit that brought joy to all that she touched. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Marge was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ellen Roberts and granddaughter Jessica Henderson. She is survived by her husband Dr. Harry C. Henderson III of La Mesa, CA, son Todd and daughter-in-law, Brenda Henderson of Jamul, CA, daughter Traci Henderson of Chula Vista, CA, son Harry C. Henderson IV of Spring Valley, CA, son Trevor and daughter-in-law Jill Henderson of San Diego, CA. Grandchildren Desiree’ Henderson Vidano, Lauren Henderson & Brooke Henderson Carmona, Spencer & Cole Henderson, Cameron & Candace Henderson, Riley & Tanner Henderson; Great grandchildren Harper & Olivia Vidano; Father Howard Roberts Jr. of Omaha, NE, brothers Howard Roberts III of Omaha, NE, Steve Roberts and family of Omaha, NE and Tom Roberts and family of Lafayette, CA.
A celebration of Marge’s life will be held later this Summer on a to be determined date and time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that family & friends donate to BrightFocus Foundation in her memory.
- BrightFocus Foundation
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Margaret Ann Henderson
May 1, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marge. She was one of the sweetest and most thoughtful person I know. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest In Peace Marge ❤️
April 27, 2021
My sister-in-law of over 53 years was such a beautiful woman who really knew how to light up the room. What a great friend to lift my spirits and make me laugh. She was such a fun person to be with. And always was dressed so fashionably. We enjoyed many adventures. She truly was a devoted wife and mother. Her family was such a treasure to her. I loved our long conversations while living many states apart and catching up on all of her family‘s activities. She was a believer in God and I know that he chose a wonderful angel to be with Him. Marge may you rest in peace. We love you.