Larry S. Henderson, 75

Larry Shane Henderson, 75, lifetime Cherry County Rancher, died March 21, 2017 at his ranch north of Whitman. Larry, son of Rosella (Grouns) and Floyd E. Henderson, was born April 9, 1941, at the Swett Maternity Home in Hyannis, NE. He attended school at District #151 north of Whitman. He graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture, Curtis, NE in 1959. After graduation he returned to the ranch that his family operated since 1881. He was proud to be a fourth generation rancher. On September 13, 1965, Larry married Carolynn Tina Crumroy in Hyannis, NE. Two children, Elmus Michael and Casey Lee, were born to this union. In addition to his family and the ranch, Larry loved good horses - especially cutting horses. The two stud horses that Larry purchased are the foundation breeding of the Henderson Dry Box Horses. This breeding is known as one of the top performance horse programs in the area. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Cutting Horse Association of Nebraska, Western States Cutting Association, Nebraska Cattlemen, ICON, R-Calf, Cherry County Wind Association and Faith Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Sharon Lee Jeary-Peters, sisters-in-law, Judy Powles and Kay Zickefoose and brother-in-law, Jack Zickefoose. He is survived by his wife, Carolynn of Whitman; children, Elmus Michael and wife Tee Jay Henderson of Whitman; daughter, Casey Lee Henderson of Hyannis; grandson, Logan Henderson and granddaughters, Erica and Ashlyn Henderson; stepmother, Alene Bestol; step-sister, Barbara Fink; sisters, and brothers-in-law, Marilynn and Jerry Olson of Reno, NV; Jeanne and Gene Davis of Hyannis; Dick Peters of Hyannis and Gary Powles of Bingham. Also surviving him are numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held Monday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. MT at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hyannis. Interment will be in the Whitman Cemetery at a later date. A memorial has been established to the Whitman Cemetery or Grant County Rescue Service.

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