July 15, 1944 –Nov. 14, 2011
A memorial service for Marjorie Louise “Cookie” Henson will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Basin. Cookie, 67, died Monday, Nov. 14, at South Big Horn County Critical Access Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 15, 1944, in Huntington Park, Calif., the daughter of James William and Marjorie Louise Schroer Waggoner. She grew up in California and graduated from Granite Hills High School at El Cajon. She furthered her education by taking classes at Grossmont College, Cuyamaca College and the University of Wyoming.
Cookie married Jay Henson Feb. 17, 1980, in Spring Valley, Cal. They moved to Basin in May 1992 and made their home on Orchard Bench Road.
Cookie was a nurse’s assistant and obtained her paraprofessional certification. She worked for School Dist. No. 4.
She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved animals.
Cookie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Basin; was a volunteer in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and was involved with the Body and Spirit therapeutic riding program.
Her parents, her brother Tom and her grandson, Bobby Yuen, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband Jay Henson of Basin; her daughter, Donna Koering of Greybull; two sons, Michael Koering of Oregon and Clayton Henson of Lovell; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Linda Waggoner of Temecula, Calif., Tim and Wanda Waggoner of Brunswick, Ga., and Mark and Eliana Waggoner of Bogota, Columbia; her sister, Julie Birchfield of Basin; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the First Baptist Church gymnasium immediately following the memorial service.