Jim Henderson passed away at his home with his family by his side in Corning, Calif. He was 73 years old.
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Jim was born in Red Bluff, Calif. to Willis R Henderson and Velma Peck. He married the love of his life on June 24, 1965 in Munich West Germany. Jim and Inge recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.
Jim lived a full and wonderful life. He was loved by so many. At 23 he joined the army and after his time in the service returned to Paskenta and his job at Crane Mills. On May 5, 1969 he began his career with the United States Forest Service. This career became his passion. Jim retired on December 31, 1999 after 30 years.
Jim was active in many organizations while living in Paskenta. He was a member of the Paskenta Volunteer Fire Department, Elkins School Board, the Water District, Paskenta Community Club, Elks and Knights of Columbus. He was the President of the Paskenta Pioneer Days and served 13 years as a Deputy Sheriff in the Paskenta area. While working full-time and raising a family, Jim attended Shasta College where he graduated with a 4 year degree in Law Enforcement.
One of Jim's favorite activities was spending time in the mountains. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. He loved to work in his shop and made beautiful items of which he donated for local raffles. His bird houses can be seen in many States. If one phrase could be used to describe this wonderful man it would be, "Boy can that man dance".
Jim is survived by his wife Ingrid Henderson; daughters, Sandy and husband Tom Cunha of Vale, Oregon and Tascha Henderson of Florence Montana; grand-children, Tommy, Niki and Anthony Cunha; and his great grand-daughter, Chloe Jo Cunha. He also leaves a brother Bogy and wife Sue Henderson of Corning; sister, Cece and husband Ron Bunch of Chico; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Willis and Velma and a nephew Rusty Henderson, father-in-law Ignaz Daser, and 2 brother-in-laws, Adolf Daser and Michael Dasch of Vohburg, West Germany.
Funeral services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by a graveside service at Sunset Hills Cemetery. A Celebration Of Life will be held at the Corning Veterans Hall. A visitation time is set for Thursday, July 11, 2013 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 at Hall Brothers Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice.
Published in Willows Journal from July 10 to July 17, 2013