Richard Walter "Dick" Henshaw

                                                             ┌── Howard Andrew Henshaw
                                                             │    1863-1940 
                                 ┌── Walter Rogers Henshaw ──┤
                                 │    1899-1988              │
                                 │                           └── Harriet Maria "Hattie" Fuller
                                 │                                1865-1931 
Richard Walter "Dick" Henshaw ───┤
B: 1930                          │                           ┌── John D. Donalson
D: 2001                          │                           │
                                 └── Clara Donalson ─────────┤
                                      1900-1981              │
                                                             └── Isabelle A. Fairbanks
M: Wilma I. Brewer
   ├── Terry Henshaw  1
   ├── Donna Henshaw  1
   └── Howard Henshaw  1

Richard Walter "Dick" Henshaw     [ID 19184] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 18 1930, Massachusetts.2,3,4,5,6,7  

Richard served as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Air Force.3  

He married Wilma I. Brewer, Oct 27 1951.5,8,9  Wilma, daughter of Clarence + Ursula Brewer, was born Oct 16 1927, Fargo, Ellis County, Oklahoma.6,8  

In 1993 Richard was living in Edmond, Oklahoma.4  

Richard Walter "Dick" Henshaw died Jul 18 2001, buried Jul 23 2001, Block 38, Lot 121, SE, Gracelawn Cemetery, 1407 North Broadway, Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.3,5,6,7  

Wilma died Sep 3 2010, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma; age 82.6,8,10  

Wilma's obituary was published by Baggerley Funeral Home (Edmond, Oklahoma), and noted in the "Oklahoman" (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) on September 5, 2010:8

Wilma I. Henshaw entered heaven on Friday September 3, 2010 on the wings of an angel.  Wilma was born on October 16, 1927 to Ursula and Clarence Brewer in Fargo, Oklahoma.  Wilma is survived by her brother, Jarrell Brewer and sister, Beth Patrick; 3 children, Terry of Navarre, Florida, Donna of Tullahoma, Tennessee and Howard and wife Donna of Cache, Oklahoma.  She was grandma to 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Dick; her parents; her brother, Eddie Brewer; and granddaughter, Bobbie Call.  After high school, Wilma attended Enid Business College and then went to work for Champlain Oil Company.  She met Dick at Enid's First Baptist Church and they were married on October 27, 1951.  As an Air Force wife, Wilma moved around the United States, including Hawaii.  After Dick's death, she joined Howard's family and lived in Texas, Louisiana and finally returned to Oklahoma.  Wilma retired from Oklahoma University Health Science Center and then continued to work in the church nursery with best friend Betty Barnum.  She was also a member of the senior citizens group at Henderson Hills Baptist Church.  Wilma was happiest when she was reading and doing her word search puzzles.  The family will receive visitors Monday September 6 and Tuesday September 7 from 9am to 9pm at Baggerley Funeral Home at 930 S Broadway, Edmond, OK.  Services will be held Wednesday September 8 at 10am in the Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

(photo)Photo: Wilma I. Brewer 8

Social Security information for Richard Walter "Dick" Henshaw: 021-22-8215

Social Security information for Wilma I. Brewer: 446-30-9060


  1. Obituary of Wilma I. (Brewer) Henshaw.
  2. 1930 census, 7th Ward, Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts; roll T626-907, ED 164, page 10B, line #70, dwelling #167, family #182.
  3. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006;
  4. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  5. Ancestry family tree data posted by "TexanSailor";
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. City of Edmond, Oklahoma; Gracelawn Cemetery burials:
  8. Obituary of Wilma I. Henshaw; Baggerley Funeral Home:
  9. Contribution from Michael Rayburn ().

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