Gladys Faye (Valentine) Henson passed away at 8:52 PM, December 2, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born in Hope, Arkansas August 20, 1926 to Henry Levi & Viola Valentine.
She met Hershel Henson while he was stationed at Camp Alton CCC Camp in Hope, Arkansas in 1941. He was drafted when Pearl Harbor was bombed and spent four years in Europe during the war. He returned home in December 1945 and they were married March 3, 1946.
They traveled to Oregon on their honeymoon and decided to make this their home. Hershel passed away August 1, 1980.
Gladys enjoyed entertaining family and friends, gardening, maintaining her home, traveling (she visited 60 countries & 48 of our states), and was very active in her church (First Baptist of Dallas) for 70+ years. She served as Social Director, leader of the Senior Adults, Church Treasurer, Assistant Church clerk, Secretary/treasurer of Women's Missionary Union and assisted wherever needed. She also loved canning fruits & vegetables and sewing.
She was employed by Agripac for 22 years.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel, daughter Nancie Allemann, great-grandson "little" Seth Sturman (age 3), five sisters and two brothers.
Gladys is survived by her daughter Donna (Bob) Green of Dallas, son Rob (Vicki) Henson of Albany and Jim Allemann of Kenai AK, two sister, Jerline Standridge of Spokane WA, and Patricia Barnett of Dallas TX. She had six grandchildren, Sheri (Michael) Pankion , Anchorage AK, Elaine (Scott) Burke, Sheridan OR, Melissa (Gilbert) Dela Cruz, Maple Valley WA, Seth (Melissa) Henson, Eugene OR, Tesa (Steve) Sturman Kenai AK, Brett (Tiffany) Allemann Dallas GA and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Internment will be at the Salt Creek Cemetery. Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions internment will be for immediate family only. For those wishing to visit Gladys at Bollman Mortuary Tribute Center open hours are Sunday and Monday from 1 to 3pm.