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Jerome T. Henry


1926 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
Jerome T. Henry, 81, formerly of Alamogordo, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans, Texas.
Mr. Henry was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Dozier, Texas, to Floyd Thomas and Vernettie (Stein) Henry. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1944 and served more than 21 years, retiring from the Air Force as a technical sergeant in 1965. He then worked in the civil service at Holloman Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic, and retired from there in 1988. He had lived in Alamogordo from 1954 until moving to Monahans in 2004.
He was a former member of the Cuba Avenue Church of Christ, a member of Sacramento Lodge No. 24 A.F. and A.M. in Alamogordo, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Monahans, and a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 46 years, Lovelia Eileen, in 2003.
Survivors include a son, Tom Henry and his wife Beth, of Monahans; a daughter, Norma Sue McGuire and her husband Jerry, of Hardy, Va.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Gaze and her husband John, of Camp Lejune, N.C., Thomas C. Henry, of Goldsboro, N.C., Jeff McGuire, of the University of Virginia, Amanda White and her husband John, of Wickett, Texas, and Arick Higgenbotham, of Porterville, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Abbey and Aubrey White, of Wickett.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with Al Maxey officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery, with military honors by the Holloman Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Friends may call Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
To send condolences to the family or sign the online guest book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 16 to Mar. 1, 2008
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