Wava Banes Henry March 14, 1920 – October 16, 2012 Wava Banes Henry, 92, was born on March 14, 1920, in Cleveland, OK to Harry and Disa (Reser) Banes. She passed away on October 16, 2012, of natural causes at her home here in Grand Junction. Wava attended college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX where she was the first female to receive a Masters Degree in Music Education. She was also the founder of the Tau Beta Sigma Sorority in 1939, a band sorority for college and university band women. Wava was married to Jack Turner until his passing in March 1959. She remarried Reese Henry on March 1, 1981, in Aspen, CO. She and Reese were residents of Grand Junction for six years, before that Wava had lived in Aspen, CO and Midway, UT. Wava is survived by her husband, Reese Henry of Grand Junction, CO; daughter, Sandra Turner Weese of Midway, UT; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Wava will be held in the spring of 2013. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 19, 2012