Ruth Henson, 81, passed away Feb. 15, 2011, at her family home. Ruth was born Sept. 4, 1929, to Sofie and Hermann Steil, of Mannheim, Germany. Her husband and parents preceded her in death. She married C.H. Henson on Sept. 18, 1954, in Mannheim, while he was completing a two-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army.
The couple lived in Roswell from August 1958 to the present. Ruth worked for Safeway, owned and operated Hensonâ€™s Bakery from 1972 to 1981, owned and operated Valley Auto Mart from 1982 to 1990 and retired in 1990. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Diana Hardgrave, of Loveland, Colo., and Brigette Morris, of Broomfield, Colo.; her son Larry Henson, of Denver; her granddaughter Jennifer Benjamin, of Springfield, Neb.; and her grandsons, Gregory Morris, of Broomfield, and Jason Hardgrave, of Loveland; her greatgrandchildren, Natasha, Benjamin, and Emily; and her sister in Canada.
Ruth will be cremated and later her ashes and those of her husband will be dispersed during a family memorial service, overlooking a scenic view in Colorado. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart Association. Friends may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.