Shirley Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world surrounded by loved ones on February 3, 2023 at age 81.
She was born to Fred and Elizabeth Meyers in Allen Park, Michigan on February 19, 1941. In the fall of 1979 she moved to Roscommon, Michigan. She married the love of her life, Bill Henderson on July 25, 1987. Together, they enjoyed being longstanding members of the Grayling Moose Lodge 1162. She was also a member of The Women of the Moose and loved volunteering to run Bingo at the Lodge. She worked for COOR and made many lifelong friends there.
Shirley loved a GREAT joke and was a lifelong prankster with an unmistakable spirit and the best laugh. She loved playing Euchre and helped organize and run Euchre tournaments in Roscommon. Her little dog, Coco, was a constant companion for many years and she loved him dearly. She was an absolute Champion Paper Snowflake Maker. Her family misses her a great deal and hopes she’s playing Euchre with Bill and her family and friends on the other side.
At her request, there will be no formal services. In honor of Shirley, please give your dogs an extra treat and tell them that you love them, or perhaps consider a donation to the Roscommon County Animal Shelter. She was also a longtime donor to Backpack Project MN (backpackprojectmn.com) and donations may be made in her honor.
“Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns don’t work.”