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Karen Henderson, 76, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Roswell, NM. A Funeral Service will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:00 AM. Celebrate Karen’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
On January 30, 1942, Karen was born to Jack Baker and Elvera Eldridge in Detroit, MI. On October 27, 1967, she married Douglas Henderson, in Roswell, NM, and they were married for fifty years. Karen and her husband loved to travel around the country in their RV Motor Home. She had a great love for dancing and won several contests with her brother, Rex. She even danced on the TV show, American Bandstand. Karen was very creative at sewing and would make awesome Halloween costumes and one of a kind outfits for all occasions.
Prior to retirement, Karen worked for Chaves County Flood Control. She was elected as Worthy Matron, the highest authority within a Chapter of the order of the Eastern Star as well as a mother advisor for Rainbow for Girls.
Karen’s family will carry fond memories of her and she will be greatly missed by all.
Those left to eternally treasure and cherish Karen’s memory are her husband, Douglas Henderson, of Roswell, NM; children: Sheila (Pablo) Nunez of Roswell, NM, Dean (Janice) Stephens of Lovington, NM, Nancy (Ernie) Spence of Clifton, VA; grandchildren: Erik Nunez of Roswell, NM, Bryanna Stephens of Lovington, NM, Hayden Spence, Ian Spence and Ellie Spence, all of Clifton, VA; nieces: Gennifer Folks, Angela Goldin; and precious pet, Sadie.
Preceding Karen in death were her parents: Jack and Elvera Baker; and brother, Rex Baker.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Karen’s Kindred Hospice nurses, Roberta and Francis for providing compassionate care in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, Karen’s family suggests donations be made to Assurance Home Inc. in her honor.

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