Abigail Ruth Henry (1962 - 2017)

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Abigail Ruth Henry passed peacefully in Anchorage, Alaska, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, after a courageous fight with colorectal cancer. She was 54.
Mrs. Henry was born on Nov. 20, 1962, in the small town of Pottersville, Mich. Naturally curious and adventurous, she joined the Marine Corps after high school, where she became a pistol and rifle sharpshooter. She met her first husband, Michael Caprioli, during a Marine-sponsored charity run. She married Mr. Caprioli in 1985. The couple had two children. The family lived in Santa Clarita, Calif., until the couple separated, and Mrs. Henry moved to Alaska in 2000.
After working on the Northern Slope and Vagabond Blues Cafe, Mrs. Henry entered nursing school. She became president of University of Alaska Anchorage's Student Nurses Association in 2006, and went on to earn a master's in psychology. She worked throughout Anchorage as a drug abuse counselor, including at The Salvation Army and Jett Morgan. She retired in 2016.
Mrs. Henry will be missed for her deep faith in the dignity of all individuals, and the graceful practice of her own faith in God. Her smile and generosity brightened the day of everyone she met.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy Henry, whom she married on Oct. 17, 2012; her oldest daughter, Christina Caprioli and her fiance Kirk Kahoe of Los Angeles, Calif.; her youngest son, Matthew Caprioli and his partner Adam Manacher of New York, N.Y.; her many brothers and sisters; as well as many friends throughout Alaska, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania and California.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Victoria Chizuk; and older brother Paul Marquez.
Her service will be held at Heritage Chapel, 440 East Klatt Road in Anchorage, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at noon. Mrs. Henry will be buried at Fort Richardson at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to celebrate and honor her courage and compassion.
The family is starting a scholarship in her name at A.J Dimond High School, and asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the fund via plumfund.com.
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Legacy Funeral Home-Heritage Chapel at Angelus
440 E. Klatt Road
Anchorage, AK 99515
907-336-3338
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 8, 2017
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