Alberta Mae Hill Henry
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Alberta Mae Hill Henry 1920 ~ 2005 Alberta Mae Hill Henry, 84 passed away May 11, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born October 14, 1920 in Hosston, Louisiana to James Hudson Hill and Julia Palmer Hill Brantley. She graduated from the University of Utah. She married Harold L. Henry on November 17, 1950 in Ogden, Utah. Alberta Henry moved to Utah from Kansas in 1949. She stayed "to do the work of the Lord." She worked for and lived with Helen and Wally Sandack. She collected dimes and quarters to establish the Alberta Henry Education Foundation. She took a teachers aide job with Salt Lake Headstart in 1967 and later worked as an administrator for the Salt Lake City School District. She was president of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP for 12 years. She leaves to mourn her passing daughter Julia (Gilbert) Leyba, Jr., brother David Hill, special niece Marion Hill, grandchildren Patrice Dechambeau, Daniel Cosby, Denitra Cosby, Adria Leyba, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Harold Lloyd Henry, son Wendell L. Henry, sisters, Rosetta Martin and Nevada Moore. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 12:00 Noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1090 South State. Friends may call two hours prior to services. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Alberta Henry Education Foundation. Funeral Directors: Evans & Early Mortuary.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on May 15, 2005.
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June 6, 2005
Julia, I'm a little late signing this book, but I want you to know the deep respect I felt for your mom. She was a champion in every way. Hope you are well. I remember our days at the credit union with warm feelings. Love ya, Laura Clark Garner
Laura Garner
May 31, 2005
I wish to express my deepest condolences as well as gratitude to the family of Alberta Henry, and also to those who manage her Educational Foundation. In 2003 I was chosen as a recipient of the Alberta Henry Scholarship, and I consider it a privilegde and honor to have been selected.

To me, this scholarship represents the Power of One, and how many lives can be touched and affected by the power that each of us has within us. Alberta Henry was a true crusader for equality and human rights, and her legacy most definately lives on. I hope that as I continue my educational persuits I can continue to be a representation of the honor this scholarship represents.

Aminatu Yusuf
Aminatu Yusuf
May 22, 2005
To the Henry Family:
My deepest condolescenses for the loss of Mrs. Henry. I had the pleasure of spending the day with Mrs. Henry in 1979 for being chosen Youth of the Month." She left me with many memories that day and one that I will never forget. You are all in my prayers as she will be truly missed. May God continue to be with each of you.
Tonya McFarland Simpson
May 21, 2005
Jennifer Sterling
May 20, 2005

As you celebrate the life and mourn the loss of your mother.

Remember that your loss is shared
by many friends who care.

We were truly blessed to have known Mrs. Henry.

May the love of friends and family
be a source of comfort to you
at this time.

God Bless,
Rik & Kay Weiss
May 18, 2005
To the family of Alberta Henry and my friends at Calvary Baptist Church. I first met Alberta when I started attending Calvary back in 1979. I can't believe that it has been that long ago. Alberta was always such a pleasant and wonderful person to be around. I'll always remember her beautiful smile. She did things with CLASS!
She was always so encouraging and helpful. One thing that surprised me was when my mother told me that she went to a meeting where Sister Henry was the speaker. This was when she was speaking out on the importance of education for minorities and working to further the cause of the Alberta Henry Education Foundation. My mother always admired her for her drive!
Though my heart is sad that she is gone from us, I know that she is in the presence of God and basking in the glory of heaven.
Susan Anderson-Helton
May 18, 2005
We may have lost her voice temporarly. But we have a legacy for each of us to live up to. May we all become color blind and see each person who crosses our paths as our brother or sister. Thank you Alberta for setting the example for all of us. Thank you to her family for sharing their mother and wife.
Robert Meyers
May 17, 2005
Julia & Family
May God continue to cover and comfort your family in this time of the loss of a truly wonderful person. I was honored and Blessed to travel to Hawaii with Mrs. Henry as a Rainbow Honor Society student, worked with her in NAACP oreinted events and it seemed the Mrs. Henry was everywhere - makin a difference and ensuring the betterment of our people in SLC. I was touched by her incredible energy!! Certainly I'm inspired and reminded that our works here are for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as each and every one of us can do something to make a difference and uplift someone else - like Mrs. Henry did.

God is Blessing
Cynthia Clark Anthony
May 17, 2005
Dear Julia & Family,
Your mother touched so many lives. She did not judge. She accepted people for who they were. She loved unconditionally. Ms Henry lived for the Lord. Her Smile will be missed.
"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45
I love you all!!!
Lisa (Green) Wells
May 16, 2005
I worked with her sweet daughter, Julia at a credit union and we shared some great fun times together including "cheese cake" as wagers on our silly games we used to play. I hope you remember, Julia. I think of you often and loved how you respected and talked of the love you shared with your mom. I know she will be missed by you and your family. I know that if you are like her, which I am sure you must be, she must have been a wonderful lady. Please know we love you and you are in many prayers at this time of your loss.
Charlene Wellard
May 16, 2005
Julia & Family,I'm so sorry to hear of Alberta's passing.She was a great customer & friend.I'm so glad to have been of service to her and your family.She has always been a strong source of support to me and my business.She will be greatly missed by me personally.She is in a better place watching over us all(and makin sure I'm keeping the bugs and mice away from the little one).If there is anything I can do to make this time any easier on you,please don't hesitate to ask.
Joe"BUGMAN" Lerma
May 16, 2005
To the Alberta Henry Family,
My condolences to you for the passing of your mother and loved one. She touched my life over 20 years ago as I had the chance to travel with her and others with the Rainbow Honor Society sponsored by the Salt Lake School District. She was respectful of my beliefs and treated me kindly and was a wonderful adult for all of us students who went. I know groups like this helped me as later I would graduate from the University of Utah and pay for it all the way. I learned this ability because to go to Mexico to travel I had to save up for it and I appreciated it more! My education was enriched as a result of this trip and I thank her for it!
Mary Snow
May 16, 2005
May God Bless all the whole family. I will always remember her kind words and encouragement.Love ya'll. Krystal
Krystal Brown
May 16, 2005
I met Alberta twice and both times, was made humble by her knowledge, interest and energy for the causes she believed in.
If we had more like her, the world would be that much closer to heaven.
Michael Picardi
May 15, 2005
Alberta was the wisest woman I have ever had the honor of knowing. I have memories of her as far back as I can remember. The friendship she extended to my mom (Inez) was unwavering and true. She left this world a better place, and we have suffered a great loss with her passing. Julia you are so like her, God Bless to you and your family.
Sam, Bill and Family
Michelle (Sam) (Gatlin) Nolan
May 15, 2005
Julia and Family,
Your mother was a wonderful woman. She was a real encourager to all who knew her. We share your grief God bless you all.
James and Mary Green
May 15, 2005
Julia and Family,
Your mother was a wonderful woman. She was a real encourager to all who knew her. We share your grief. God bless you all.
James and Mary Green
May 15, 2005
Bearnson Tamira
May 15, 2005
Utah has lost one of a kind, with the passing of Alberta Henry. She was the true hero of many students in the state of Utah. She always made herself available to all. She never forgot someone that she had met,she always greeted all with that wonderful smile. I will never forget her. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Nanette Cenaruzabeitia (Fenn)
May 15, 2005
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt him name together. Psalms 34:1-3
Great Aunt Alberta, I will miss your smile and the love you shared with our family but I rejoice because one day we will meet again. Love always, your great niece Rochelle Hill-Jones.
Rochelle Hill-Jones
May 15, 2005
Mrs. Henry was a kind and fine woman who has left a meaningful and inspirational legacy. God blessed us with her life and she is in His loving care, now!
with deep affection,
Treasa Gallaway Bowers
Treasa Gallaway Bowers
May 15, 2005
What a tremendous legacy this woman has left. She helped my sister out with a discrimination problem in high school over 30 years ago. Mrs. Henry's commitment to all students was very evident. Her death is a loss to all of Utah.
Shelly Pierce
May 15, 2005
Some of my earliest, fondest memories of life include Alberta. I was in the Headstart program in 1968-69. I met up with her again at the Calvary Babtist Church when I was 27 and she still remembered me from back in the days of Headstart. I have to wonder just how many souls that she touched as deeply as she did mine.
I am sorry to hear of her passing, but know that she is now in a far better place.
Tamra Mendoza (Adams)
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