December 2, 2008
Elma Jean Henderson
Elma Jean Henderson passed peacefully from this world the morning of December 2, 2008 after a short illness.
She was born December 30, 1924, in Kerens, Texas, to Calvin N. Noble and Susie G. Noble. She resided in Midland from age one and graduated from Midland High School in 1942. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism degree from the University of Texas in 1947. Elma married Ronald Jarrett in 1948 and they had two children, Susan and June Jarrett, who survive her. In 1969, she married Richard L. Henderson, with whom she enjoyed a long and loving marriage. She owned the Record Center for twenty years. Her many interests and hobbies included needlepoint, mosaics, ceramics, golf, bridge, travel and gardening (especially her roses). Her summers were spent in Montana with her husband, enjoying camping, fishing, pottery and golf.
In honor of her mother, a longtime business and civic leader in the community, Elma established the Susie Graves Noble Endowed Business Scholarship for students in the Business Studies Division at Midland College.
Elma was a member of the Col. Theunis Day Chapter N.S. of the DAR, a lifelong member of the First Christian Church, and enjoyed her Rake and Spade Garden Club. As a member of the Junior League, she held many offices.
Elma is survived by her husband Richard L. Henderson, her daughters June and Susan Jarrett, and granddaughter Kathryn Mann, stepchildren Rick Henderson and Susan Askins and her children Kendall Smith and husband Rusty, Mason Askins, and Cooper Askins and his wife Stephanie. She is also survived by great grandchildren Elizabeth and Collins Smith, Presley Miller, nieces, Patty Cardoza, Ellen Noble and Nancy Dany.
Memorial contributions maybe made to the Susie G. Noble Endowed Business Scholarship c/o Midland College Foundation. If you wish to make an online donation, visit Give a Gift or, you may mail your donation to:
MIDLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705