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Sandra Jean Henderson (1948 - 2014)

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February 28, 1948 - May 2, 2014

Sandra Henderson passed peacefully on May 2, 2014 at her home, following an extended battle with cancer. A sixteen-year resident of Redding, she was born in Santa Cruz, CA on February 28, 1948 and was a 1966 graduate of Santa Cruz High School. She spent several years as a professional model and reigned as Queen of the Capitola Begonia Festival in 1967. She spent much of her career in aircraft marketing and sales. From 1998 until her death she worked with her husband in his aircraft sales firm at the Redding Regional Airport. Her hobbies included flower arranging, collecting stuffed bears, gourmet cooking, and growing roses. She and her husband spent leisure time on their houseboat on Lake Shasta, where they enjoyed fishing and water sports, and using the boat as a base for entertaining friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Bud Henderson, and her brother, Richard Katz of Azalea, OR.

The services will be held on the 13th of May. There will be a procession leaving Lawncrest Chapel at 11:30 a.m. and heading to the Northern California's Veteran's Cemetery in Igo, CA where the service will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel. Following the service at the Veteran's Cemetery, there will be a celebration of Sandra's life held at Bridge Bay Tail O' the Whale from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Lockwood Boys at US Bank, 1110 Dana Dr., Redding, CA 96003, (530) 223-2197.

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Published in Redding Record Searchlight from May 9 to May 12, 2014
Sandy and Nancy - April 22, 1948 December 19, 1948 Sandra Jean Henderson
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Lawncrest Chapel
1522 East Cypress Ave | Redding, CA 96002 | (530) 222-1587
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