Vanetta June (Buchanan) Henderson passed from this life peacefully on December 11, 2012 in the wee hours of the morning at home. She was the beloved wife of Allan Edward Henderson for 59 years, cherished mother of Richard Allan Henderson (1954 - 1978) and Lynn (Henderson) McDougal and adored grandmother of Sabrina Hope McDougal. Dear sister of Ellis Buchanan of Petaluma and the late Larry Buchanan. She was born in Kansas on December 17, 1933 to the late Bernard J. Buchanan and Agnes L. (Repp) Buchanan and was transplanted to California in the mid 1930's. Vanetta graduated from Petaluma High school in 1952. It was there that she met and married Allan and started their family. During the last decade of her life she has been fighting her own battle with Alzheimer's disease, the same battle her father B.J. had fought and lost. It is this disease that takes her away from us....and she will be missed.... a lot! As per her wishes there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MDA, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960 in memory of Vanetta and her son, Richard. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2012