Carol Jean Henshaw

 1. Newton Hinshaw (c1833-1867) m Hannah Jane Fears (c1832-?)
 2.. Thomas William Henshaw (1858-1926) m Hanah Olivar (1853-1927)
 3... Grover Cleveland Henshaw (1890-1960) m Maude Mae (Walling) Murphy (1888-1968)
 4.... Chester T. Henshaw (1916-1967) m Ruby Mae Ross (1916-)
 5..... Carol Jean Henshaw (1942-2012)
        +William Lorriane Crook (1940-2001)
        +Robert Wright 
Carol Jean Henshaw     [ID 06710] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 28 1942, Tulare, Tulare County, California.1,2  

She married William Lorriane Crook, Jul 15 1960.1  William was born Dec 22 1940, Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon.1,3  


Richard Lawrence Crook, born May 11 1961, Myrtle Point, Oregon; married Hellen Brazon. 4
Vicki Carol Crook, born Jan 5 1963; married 1) Norman Charles Sloan, 2) Lonnie Perry. 4
Jeffery Alan Crook, born Feb 6 1964; married Joanne Young.
William Lorraine Crook Jr., born Aug 1 1965; died Aug 1 1965.
David Lee Crook, born Aug 3 1966; married Sonya Berube.
Ruby Alice, born Dec 17 1967, Myrtle Point, Oregon; married Darren Kingery.

Carol and Bill were divorced.1  

William died Jan 17 2001.3,4  

She then married Robert Wright.4,5  

In 1998 Carol was a surgery assistant in Coquille, Oregon.1  

Carol Jean Henshaw died Dec 28 2012, Coos Bay, Oregon; age 70.5  

Carol's obituary was published in the "Coos Bay World" (Coos Bay, Oregon) on January 3, 2013:5

Carol Wright
Jan. 28, 1942 - Dec. 28, 2012

A graveside service was held for Carol Jean (Henshaw) Wright, 70, of Coos Bay, at Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens, 94105 Rink Creek Road in Coquille with Chaplain John Sheese, of South Coast Hospice, officiating.  

Carol was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Tulare, Calif., to Chester and Ruby May Ross Turner Henshaw.  She died Dec. 28, 2012, in Coos Bay.  

Carol lived most of her life in Oregon.  At the age of 16, she started her medical career as a candy striper.  She continued this career off and on over the years, finishing up at Coquille Valley Hospital working on data entry.  She was a volunteer EMT for 10 years in Myrtle Point.  

Carol was a dedicated bowler, bowling for 35 years.  She enjoyed family get-togethers, camping, playing cards, traveling and taking cruises.  

Carol is survived by her husband, Robert Wright of Coos Bay; brother and wife, Ray and Joyce Henshaw of Myrtle Point; sister, Wilma Smith of Coos Bay; brother-in-law, Melvin Gilkison of Coquille; sister, Linda Townson of Keizer; sister, Dorothy White of Angola, La.; brother and wife, Danny and Betty Henshaw of Farmerville, La.; brother and wife, Chester and Dee Henshaw of Oak Grove, La.; sister and husband, Barbara and Richard Blaylock of Rayville, La.; son and wife, Richard and Helen Crook of Portland; daughter and husband, Vicki and Lonnie Perry of Vernonia; son, Jeffrey Crook of Oregon; son, David Crook of San Antonio, Texas; daughter and husband, Ruby and Darin Kingery of Coos Bay; brother-in-law and wife, William and Judy Wright of Hauser; stepson and wife, Dennis and Neme Wright of Coos Bay; stepdaughter and husband, Tari and Ken Little of North Bend; stepdaughter and husband, Paula and Jim McMillan of North Bend; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby May Ross Turner; father, Chester Henshaw; sister, Georgie Mae Gilkison; son, William L. Crook Jr.; nephew, Stephen Henshaw; and great-nephew, Thomas Gilkison.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life at

Arrangements are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 541-269-2851.

Social Security information for William Lorriane Crook: 544-42-8794


  1. Family group sheets and descendent chart contributed by Dorothy Henshaw White ()
  2. VitalSearch California Birth Index 1905-2001:
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. Contribution from Dorothy Henshaw White.
  5. Obituary of Carol Jean (Henshaw) Wright; "Coos Bay World", Jan 3 2013;
    United States Obituary Collection;

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