April 29, 1939-July 14, 2012|
Roger Lee Henrie, Ph.D., our dearest husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home in American Fork, Utah on July 14, 2012. He was born April 29, 1939 in Price, Utah, the fourth child of Roland Henrie and Idell Huntsman.
Roger spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, 4 years as an electrician apprentice, 2 years as a journeyman electrician, and 8 years as a college student. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University (geography and history). Dr. Henrie was the first person to receive a Ph.D. at the University of Utah in the field of Geography.
He was married to his wife, Betty, on October 10, 1960.
He is survived by his wife; 6 children; 30 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. His wife, children, and grandchildren will miss his advice, positive attitude, and love.
He was privileged to teach 25 years at Central Michigan University (C.M.U.) in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Roger created his own curriculum and wrote text books. He retired as a professor emeritus from CMU.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the American Fork Utah West Stake Center, 700 West 500 North, American Fork, Utah. The family will receive friends at the Stake Center on Thursday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Condolences may be sent to the family through
Published in The Morning Sun on July 18, 2012