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Darrell George Henson, 83, of Buhl, Idaho passed away Christmas Morning, 2022 at Heritage Assisted Living. Darrell was born November 8, 1939, to Don and Murtle Henson in Jerome, Idaho. His youth was spent attending Jerome schools and primary. He regularly attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his mother, older brother, and three younger sisters.
One of his fondest memories was riding the bus to the Magic Dam turn off and staying with his grandmother. Most likely, this is where his love of fishing began. Fishing was his favorite hobby the rest of his life.
He married the love of his life, Rose MarJean Henson, in April 1959, in Dietrich, Idaho. As a newlywed, he spent two years with the Army Reserves and supported his young wife by working for local farmers. In the early 60’s they moved to Sacramento, California and in January 1962, they were blessed with their first son, Dudley. Darrell and MarJean moved back to Jerome where he started his furniture career. 1964 brought a second son, Troy. With his growing family, they bought and lived in a Twin Falls home until the furniture business took them to Rupert, Idaho where they owned and operated a small store of their own. Big changes came in 1970 with the arrival of a third son, Andy. Soon after, Darrell purchased his father-in-law's small dairy farm in Castleford. A fourth son, Edward, joined the family in January 1973, and last, but not least, a final son, Ty, arrived in June 1975. Yes, a total of five sons. That was something he was always proud of.
The Castleford farm years included hard work, hot summers stacking hay and cold winters keeping the dairy barn from freezing. These were great teaching moments for five sons. During this time, he enjoyed meeting with the local farmers at the Castleford Cafe, talking about farming, family, politics, and finding solutions to all the world's problems. He continued his morning cafe "meetings" after moving to Twin Falls at the Burger Stop and McDonald’s. After moving back to Buhl, the Arctic Circle was his spot until his health didn't allow it.
A new chapter of Darrell's life started in the Spring of 1984 with the arrival of his first two granddaughters, born just weeks apart. Darrell loved his new name, Grampa Henson. The grandkids kept coming, totaling 14. He was proud to have 15 great-grandchildren, and that number will continue to grow for many more years.
Darrell is survived by his wife, MarJean Henson; sons, Dudley Henson (Reba) of Buhl, Idaho; Troy Henson (Lori) of Twin Falls, Idaho; Andy Henson of Buhl, Idaho; Edward Henson (Rachel) of Beaverton, Oregon; and Ty Henson (Amber) of Filer, Idaho; and sister, Beverly Glodowski of Jerome, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents; older brother, LeRoy Henson; and two younger sisters, Avel Sidwell and Pat Gregson.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Assisted Living for their help and kindness as Darrell reached the end of his journey through Alzheimer's Disease. While we are sad to say goodbye for now, we know that he is finally free of pain, and we look forward to seeing him again at the big fishing pond in the sky.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 30, 2022, at Farmer Funeral Chapel, 130 9th Ave N, Buhl, Idaho. Grave dedication will conclude at West End Cemetery, Buhl.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Darrell’s memorial webpage at www.farmerfuneralchapel.com.
Friday, December 30, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
Farmer Funeral Chapel
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