Francis Douglas Henson (Doug) was born on March 16th, 1922, in Valier Ill., to Charles and Virginia Henson.
At the age of 18 he enlisted in the Navy and served 6 years during World War 2. After the military he worked for Bell Telephone Co. and the B.P.A. at Bonneville Dam, before settling in Bay City, where he worked for and retired from McCray’s handle factory. His first wife, Jean, passed away in 1984. On November 30, 1985 he married Betty Noteboom, a life time resident of Tillamook.
After many years living at Hobsonville Point and Tillamook, they moved to Forest Grove, where they enjoyed life until Betty passed away March 2, 2009. Doug lived at, Vintage Suites, an assisted living facility, for several years and found you’re never too old for love. When at the age of 90, he married Estelle Bateman on June 2, 2012.
Even though their time was short, they enjoyed the time they had together.
Doug passed away at the Marque Care Center on Sept 9, 2012. He was a handyman extraordinaire, and loved working with wood. He was loved, and will be missed by many.