Our loving father, Terry, went to be with the Lord this week. Dad will be mourned by the many who knew him, worked for or with him, who shared good times, laughed, played, discoursed, and were inspired by him. He left us on July 19, 2010, at age 77, from his home in Rancho Mirage, California with his dear friend, Barry Wayburn, at his side.
Terry was born in Michigan. He was a star athlete in high school and was recruited to Michigan State University on a football scholarship. Following his studies there he began a career in the furniture business. During those years he traveled extensively, and made many acquaintances, lifelong friends and colleagues. With his wife Marilyn and their children (Robb, Shaunna, and Candace), they moved frequently, but spent the children’s school years in Wheaton, Illinois. He flourished there as the executive vice president of Kroehler Manufacturing Company.
Following an early retirement, Terry entered a new phase of his life in Park City: the development of a family business, Viewpoint Leather Works (now USA Premium Leather Furniture). As a testament to his leadership, many of the accounts, reps and employees he hired are still with the company today.
As the business prospered, he allowed himself the satisfaction of a hobby: building, furnishing, and selling luxury homes in Park City near or on the ski slopes, and in California in the desert communities of Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.
Quietly, without expectation or desire for recognition of his good work, Terry was generous with his time, talents and treasures, and was responsible for building and/or supporting the development of several churches, synagogues, and Christian causes, educational institutions, programs for children, recovery centers and medical institutions. Terry brought forth from many who worked with him the best of their skills, helped them find a path to success and assisted them in building their own businesses. He was a man who gave and looked not for a return.
Terry is survived by his best friend and son Robb (Pamela) Henderson of Park City; daughter Shaunna (Todd) Hood of Park City; daughter Candace (Steve) Garvey of Palm Desert, Calif.; and thirteen grandchildren who loved him dearly and called him "Grandpa Baldy;" and his late-in-life wife, Ruth.
Our Dad will be missed, and the world is a better place for his time in it. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: events.autismspeaks.org/tributes/terryhenderson
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