Howard W. Henson
Lt. Col. Howard W. Henson, 91, died May 19, at the Veterans Affairs
Medical Center in Prescott. He was born September 24, 1909, in Deming,
Territory of New Mexico, to Henry and Hulda (Schneekloth) Henson.
He married Pauline Hudgens on July 21, 1936, in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Lt. Col. Henson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the
Korean War. He was awarded a Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit
medals during his Army career.
He retired after 25 years of service and moved to Prescott in 1958.
He spent over two years building the family home on the south side of
Indian Hill. Henson was a member of the Mount Vernon Church of Christ.
Also, he was a member of the Sharlot Hall Museum and served as
president of the museum board for two terms. He was a volunteer with
the Yavapai County Jeep Posse. He enjoyed photography, was a member
of the local camera club, and had several of his pictures published in
He enjoyed traveling, historical research, and spending time with his
family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Pauline
Henson, sons, Keith Henson of Palo Alto, California, and Kenneth
Henson of Prescott, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.