Bobbie Jean Rowe Henson

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STANTON - Bobbie Jean Rowe Henson, 82 of Stanton, died April 2, 2019, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., April 5, at the First United Methodist Church of Stanton with Rev. Charlie Stevens, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born June 29, 1936, in Tokio, to Flora Mae Proctor Rowe and Burton Dale Rowe.

In her early years, she and her family moved frequently as her father worked all across Texas in road construction. When her family moved to Stanton in her junior year of high school, she met Homer Henson, and they fell in love. Even after another transfer moved her away from Stanton, they would write letters often, and he would drive hours to visit as often as possible.

She married the love of her life, Homer, Aug. 29, 1954, and they celebrated 58 years of marriage before his death in 2013. Upon her marriage, she finally found the home and roots she had always longed for. They raised their two sons, Dale and Tony.

She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Passions in her life were varied- she loved to roller skate and some may remember her grace, beauty, and amazing agility on the rink. She continued to skate into her fifties with her grandchildren. She loved camping and fishing with her husband and friends and enjoyed telling stories of those times. Bobbie was an artist, some of her works were in oil and watercolor, and some were either knitted or crocheted. She was also an excellent seamstress, making her own clothes and helped her daughter-in-law, Molly, to make her going away outfit.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Stanton.

Survivors include one son, Dale Henson and wife, Monique Henson of Stanton; a daughter-in-law, Molly Hughes Henson of Midland; five grandchildren, Sam Henson and wife, Grace of Missouri and their two children, Stephen and Mercy; Jonathan Henson and wife, Mary of Midland, Zachary Henson and wife, Lovely of Midland, Isaac Henson of California, Rael Dyal and husband, John of Georgia and their foru children, Enoch, Hadasah, Joel and Naomi.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her son, Tony; and two grandsons, Bob and Elliott Henson; her step-father, Brooks Moore; and a sister, Wanda Rowe Moore.

The family suggests memorials to Martin County Senior Citizens Center, P. O. Box 1233, Stanton, Texas 79782.

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