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Mary Elizabeth Henderson, 101, passed away on March 20, 2017 at her home in Palmer, Alaska. She was born in District 10 in January of 1916 to William and Jennie Beard.

She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelors of Art in English, class of 1937. Elizabeth loved classical music and sang with the Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society from its founding. She also sang with the Yuba-Sutter Community Chorus and participated in the annual Messiah for over 50 years. She taught Sunday School for many years at the First Christian Church, where she was also a member of the choir. A homemaker, she enjoyed reading and gardening.

She is predeceased by her husband Brisbane W. Henderson and her son Bruce V. Henderson. Survivors include her son Paul (Ruth) Henderson, daughters Lois Wood (Mike), Carol Henderson (Scott Horton), Mary Henderson (David Ambrose), and grandchildren Russell Slatton (Kate Lincoln), Liz Ambrose (Wilson Saunders), Rachael Ambrose, and James Ambrose, great-grandsons Azure, Elan, and Brisbane and her beloved comfort cat Ginger, her faithful companion throughout her final years.

A combined funeral service and memorial will be held for her and her son Bruce on Friday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sierra View Memorial Park Chapel, 4900 Olive Ave, Olivehurst, California.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2017
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