In Memory

Ruth Hazel Henderson (Morgan)

Born Feb. 26, 1946, Tyler; died June 1, 1971, Austin, age 25

JTHS activities: Blue Brigade, National Honor Society, Alcalde, Quill & Scroll, 1964 High School Mathematics Contest, Senior Class Play

Daughter of Abner Carroll Henderson (1909-1990) & Mary Katherine Haralson Henderson (1912-2004); sister of Carroll Forrest Henderson (1942-1990), Daniel R. Henderson & John Robert Henderson (1949-2018)

Married, age 22, Roger Gomer Morgan II, 25, Jan. 25, 1969, Smith County, TX; separated

Cause of death: injuries sustained in a car accident

Tyler Morning Telegraph, Wed., June 2, 1971:

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06/11/09 12:49 PM #1    

Georgia Gene Bice (DeKoker)

Ruthie was one of my close friends. She is greatly missed. In 1971, she died as a result of a car wreck.

06/15/09 09:49 PM #2    

Delbert Kenneth "Ken" Thompson

Ruth was such a sweet, gentle girl. We were good friends. She was my date for the Senior Prom.

06/17/09 02:18 AM #3    

Margaret Anne Patterson (Dee)

Ruth Henderson enriched a decade of my life. I met her when we were sophomores at JTHS & remained great friends with her through UT & after graduation. To this day, I still seek out friends who had her zest for life. When Ruth died, she was planning a trip to Acapulco, had just bought a Corvette, was saving to buy a boat & had just adopted two kittens. I like to think that she got more out of her 25 years than many of us do in a lifetime. I loved her dearly.

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