Dollie C. Henry, 96, of Frederick County, Virginia died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester, Virginia.
Mrs. Henry was born in 1920 in Price, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Albert and Lelia Cox. She was a graduate of Leaksville High School in Eden, North Carolina and attended National Business College in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mrs. Henry was a veteran having served in the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer during WWII rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. She was awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon, WAC Service Ribbon, and multiple service medals. She was very active in the American Red Cross; participated in the Southside Republican Party of Virginia in Martinsville, Virginia; and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stephens City, Virginia. In later years, she learned the art of china painting. Most of all Dollie was a homemaker who considered her greatest accomplishment to be raising her daughter and twin sons under the pressures of being a military wife.
Her husband, CWO Lynn Elwood Henry, USAF (Ret.), whom she married on July 23, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas preceded her in death on December 11, 2008.
Surviving is daughter, Fran Jeffries and husband, Michael of Winchester, Virginia; sons, Maj. Rick Henry, USAF (Ret.), and wife, Annita of Klamath Falls, Oregon; Lt. Col. Ron Henry, USAF (Ret.), and wife, Andrea of Huntersville, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Michelle Jeffries Hall and husband, Christopher of Stephens City, Virginia, Virginia Flynn and husband, Daniel of Chicago, Illinois, Robin Abbott and husband, Col. Christopher Abbott of Fort Knox, Kentucky, Laura Henry of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Karen Greenleaf and husband, Kevin of Portland, Oregon, Sharon Henry of Klamath Falls, Oregon; eight great grandchildren, Drew, Jenna, Riley, Caroline, Kasey, Simon, Ellie, and Flynn.
Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Elizabeth Lewis and Reverend Larry Lawhon officiating at the Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury Chapel, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester, Virginia. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania, with Chaplain Col. Bruce Farrell (US Army, Ret.) officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dollie may be made to the Westminster- Canterbury Employee Appreciation Fund, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester, Virginia 22603 or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 Fairfax Pike, Stephens City, Virginia 22655.
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