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Donna Baade Henderson


Donna Baade Henderson, 91, widow of James M. Henderson, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Born on July 2, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Fern Baade. She grew up on a farm just outside of Bennet, NE and attended high school there. Donna went to the University of Nebraska and became a teacher in the Nebraska Public School System. She met and married her husband, Jim, when he was a student at the University of Denver. The couple then moved to Greenville. She was a world traveler, a happy gardener, a community volunteer, a reader - especially of history books, an enthusiastic bridge player, and an informed participant in political and current events discussions. But her primary passion was her family.

She is survived by her three children and their families; James M. Henderson, Jr, and his wife, Page Harrison Henderson, Debbie Henderson DeMint, and her husband, Jim DeMint, all of Greenville, and Linda Henderson Lucas of Atlanta, and her husband, Arthur Lucas; six grandchildren, James Henderson DeMint of Charleston, and his wife, Laurie, Ginger DeMint Rushing of Charlotte, NC, and her husband, Craig, Timothy DeMint of Columbia, and his wife, Marcy, Donna DeMint of Greenville, Baade Lucas Wilson of Atlanta, and her husband, Roger, and Arthur Lucas, Jr. of Charleston, and his wife, Karen; seven great-grandchildren, James Henderson DeMint, Jr., Clark DeMint, and Annie DeMint, Ashley Caroline Rushing, Lucas and Lucy Wilson, and Eleanor Lucas.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Vera Baade Michel.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown to be followed by the Funeral Service at 12 noon in the Chapel. A private family burial will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Children's Home, 117 Drummond Ln., Pickens, SC 29671.

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Published in The Greenville News from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2012.
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November 8, 2012
Your precious mother touched my heart in a special way. I was a concierge at The Cascades and had many opportunities to see & visit her. She always had something sweet to say and always remembered our names were the same. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers.
Donna Weathers
November 2, 2012
Dear Debbie, Linda and Jim,
I was so sorry to hear of Donna's passing, and want you all to know that you are in my thoughts at this sad time. We have many happy memories of your family and our Garrison Family, and we are all saddened by the news.
Love to you all.
Mary Frances Garrison-Roberts
November 1, 2012
Donna was very special person to me and my husband Jack we lover her as our family RIP Donna! Barbara Coleman
October 31, 2012
With Loving Sympathy to all of "Nonna's" family. May the God of all comfort give you his peace and comfort.Sincerely, Patty M.
October 30, 2012
So sorry to hear about your mother - You are all in my heart and my thoughts- I know she will be missed by all
cathy ocallaghan
October 29, 2012
Mrs. Henderson will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know her. May her family embrace the peace that she now beholds.
T. Sharon T. Smith
October 29, 2012
Our sympathy in your loss of a fine lady.


Deborah Pabst & Tom Marchant+
3 Hidden Hills Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Deborah Pabst & Tom Marchant
October 29, 2012
Hi Linda
I am so sorry to hear about Donnas's passing. Your family was very important to me when we were growing up and I loved your mother.
Take care
Susan Echols Todd
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