Obituary: Gail Ann Henderson

Obituary: Gail Ann HendersonGail Ann Henderson passed away Feb. 12, 2014 with her children by her side.

Services will be held at the H.K.?Holland Memorial Chapel, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. Burial at Desert Memorial Park will follow. Please wear your “cowboy” attire or something colorful to celebrate and honor Gail’s life.

Gail was born to Ralph and Rhea Skinner June 24, 1941, in North Attleboro, Mass. She was an only child.

Gail moved from Massachusetts to California in 1964 and lived in Torrance, Laguna and Palm Springs before settling in Ridgecrest to manage the Whispering Winds Mobile Home Park with her husband Paul “Kelo” Henderson. After retirement from the park, they remained in Ridgecrest.

Gail was a loving wife, mother and loyal friend. Her smile was contagious and lit up every room she entered.

Gail was a fierce animal lover, had a keen eye for design and loved everything cowboy and Southwestern.

Gail is survived by her husband Paul “Kelo” Henderson, her son Tom Betts (Frank), her daughter Terri Buckley (Howard), her grandson Luke and stepsons Eric and Lars Henderson.

Donations may be made to her favorite animal charity: Best Friends Animal Society. Bestfriends.org.

Submitted by the family of Gail Ann Henderson

Story First Published: 2014-02-19