Claire Henson

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  • "This special lady was definitely a ONE OF A KIND person. ..."
    - Deby Ivy
  • "We will miss you dearly, Tootie. You will forever be a "one..."
  • "Dear Donna and Family, Claire was truly an angel here on..."
  • "I miss you Grandmom! I will always remember the great..."
    - Elizabeth Woodruff
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Claire Meador Henson, better known by young and old as Tootie, passed away peacefully on October 9 in Auburn, Washington. A truly beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, Tootie was 93-years-old and had been an invalid for two years prior to her death. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas Donald Henson, and her second husband, Frederick Charles Luedtke, as well as her daughter Zane Henson Christopher. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Marilyn Henson Evans and John Evans and Donna Henson Patane and Terry Patane; a son and his wife: Douglas Donald Henson, Jr. and Pauline Henson; and a sister: Johnye Meador Voiles. Her grandchildren: Joel Evans, Elizabeth Evans Woodruff, Mark Nason, Tara Nason, Christa Stamper, Shannon Nason, Heather Henson Skiles and John Henson and her great grandchildren: Mark Chapa, Christina Chapa, Brendan Stamper, Briana Stamper, Aaron Stamper, Ryan Stamper, Rowan Nason, Ingrid Nason, Giana Nason, Isaiah Nason, Liam Skiles and Jeffrey Woodruff. A host of nieces and nephews and many, many friends will also miss Tootie's sweet smile and loving ways. A multi-generational Texan, Tootie was born and raised in McGregor and moved to Houston in 1942. She spent the remainder of her life in the greater Houston area, relocating to Panorama Village in Conroe in 1999. Her last two years were spent near her daughter Donna in Washington State, but her heart remained in Texas.Tootie was one of those people who was loved and admired by everyone. Kindness, a sense of fun, and boundless energy were her trademarks. She was a gourmet cook and baker, and she loved jewelry, clothes and shoes. She had a successful career in international sales for oil drilling equipment at both Totco and Derrick in Houston, and she was an active member of the Episcopal and later the Anglican Church. She leaves a hole in the hearts of her family and friends that will be never be filled, for she was a unique and very special person: a grand Southern lady in the fullest sense of the word. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 18, 2013 at 3:00pm in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Father Stan Gerber presiding. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday, October 18, 2013. Pallbearers will be Ron Hartgrove, Bob Dewalt, terry Patane, Johnny Evans, Doug Henson and Shannon Nason. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


Published on from Oct. 16 to Oct. 29, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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