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Nettye Marye Henderson Nettye Marye Henderson passed peacefully on February 1, 2013 at the New Hope Manor Assisted Living Community in Cedar Park, TX. She fought an over five year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Nettye was born on June 3, 1932 in Dallas, TX as the only child of father Alex Lee Magrill and Mary Chisholm Thompson. Her mother died when Nettye was age 9 months. Alex remarried to Doris Hendrikson and Doris raised Nettye. Most of her childhood and up through college they lived on Euclid Avenue in Highland Park. Her home was a mansion in its day with elaborate landscaping, custom stone and masonry crafted BBQ and party furniture, pond and waterfall. Nettye grew up with many dogs, as Afghan Hounds and other breeds bounded around the large yard for many years. Nettye graduated from Highland Park High School, attended one year of college at Texas Women's University and attended SMU where she met her first husband, Ernest (Dick) Richard Perdue. Dick and Nettye were married on March 28, 1952 in Perkins Chapel at SMU. They had three children, Richard (Rick) Magrill Perdue of Denison, Charles Bradley (Brad) Perdue of Austin and Dan Alexander Perdue who died as an infant in a tragic auto accident. Nettye married her second husband George Milton (Mike) Henderson (deceased in 2000) on June 1, 1968. Nettye was a loving and devoted mother. She enjoyed being a grandmother and was called Nan. Nan had six grandchildren: Blake, Brent and Caitlin Perdue, children of Brad and Connie Perdue; and Ricky, Mandy and Daniel Perdue children of Rick Perdue. She was the classic big-D city girl and loved Dallas. She enjoyed social events, dancing, dining around the town She was never too far from the Galleria mall for shopping, shopping, shopping. She was artistic and an accomplished pianist as taught by her mother Doris. She threw pottery, painted and created decorative blouses which she sold at area outdoor markets. She also enjoyed traveling and music. She worked early in her career as a secretary and later become a real estate agent many years later. She loved animals. Her favorite was the Lhasa Apso breed. She owned three Lhasa's over the years named Shaw, Shaw-too and Shatze. Shatze was her companion for many years as she lived alone in an apartment in Addison before her turn with dementia. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2013 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Garden at Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery in Pflugerville, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. or to a . To make a secure online donation, please visit: www.lbda.org/go/donate. You can also send a check made payable to:LBDA, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. To share your memories of Nettye, please visit www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com.


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 3, 2013
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