Earl Richard "Uncle Richard" Henby
Earl R. (Uncle Richard) Henby went to be with the Lord on March 2nd, 2018, at the age of 93, at Hopewest Hospice in Grand Junction, CO. Richard was born on June 20th, 1924, in San Diego, CA, to Earl and Harriet (Tompkins) Henby.
Richard was proudest of two things in his life: His marriage to the love of his life, Norma Lee Nigh, on November 7th, 1946. Secondly, Joining the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school on June 3rd, 1943. He and Norma Lee were married for 62 years until she passed in 2012. He Retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Petty Officer 1st Class after a 20 year career.
Richard was also proud to receive a "50 Years a Past Master Award" on June 13th, 2015, by the Grand Lodge of Masons of Indiana, Webb Lodge No. 24, F. & A.M.
After Norma Lee died, Uncle Richard came to Colorado to live with his nephew, Dick Mann, and Dick's wife Linda. He became the 3rd of three musketeers who traveled extensively throughout the western U.S. and wintering in Yuma, AZ.
Dick and Linda's family in Colorado, Oregon, and California will all miss him greatly.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held at Appleton Christian Church (2510 I-70 Frontage Rd. in Grand Junction) on March 17th 2018, at 11 AM with a luncheon to follow. In the Spring, Richard will be inurned with his wife in Arlington, Indiana.
If you wish to honor Uncle Richard, memorial contributions may be made to Hopewest Hospice Care Center, Grand Junction, Hope of the Grand Valley, or a charity of your choosing.