June 20, 1924 - March 2, 2018
GRAND JUNCTION, CO - Earl R. "Uncle Richard" Henby went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2018, at the age of 93, at HopeWest Hospice Care Facility in Grand Junction, CO. Richard was born on June 20, 1924, in San Diego, CA, to Earl and Harriet (Tompkins) Henby. Richard was proudest of two things in hs life: his marriage to the love of his life, Norma Lee Nigh on November 7, 1946, and joining the U.S. Navy after he graduated from high school on June 3, 1943. He and Norma Lee were married for 62 years until her death in 2012. He retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Petty Officer First Class after 20 years. Richard was also proud to receive a "50 Years a Past Master Award" on June 13, 2015, by the Grand Lodge of Masons of Indiana, Webb Lodge NO. 24, F.&A.M. After Norma Lee died, Uncle Richard came to Colorado to live with his nephew, Dick Mann, and Dick's wife, Linda. He became the third of Three Musketeers who traveled extensively throughout the Western U.S. and wintered in Yuma, AZ. Dick and Linda's family in Colorado, Oregon and California will miss him greatly. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington East Hill Cemetery, 6350 W US Highway 52, Rushville, IN 46173. Rev. Frank H. Everett will be officiating. Military rites will be presented by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard. If you wish to honor Uncle Richard, memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice Care, 3090 North 12th Street,#B, Grand Junction, CO 81506 or a charity of your choice. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com. Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO - Earl R. "Uncle Richard" Henby went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2018, at the age of 93, at HopeWest Hospice Care Facility in Grand Junction, CO. Richard was born on June 20, 1924, in San Diego, CA, to Earl and Harriet... View Obituary & Service Information
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