May 23, 2024
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Kenneth and Darlene Henry

Provided by Senior Center

Kenneth Henry was born in Tribbey, Okla. in 1936.  He was one of seven children born to Clyde and Nell Henry. The family moved to Petersburg in 1937. The family lived in a chicken house and helped pull cotton for a bumper crop in Lubbock and Hale counties. In 1942, the family moved to Bailey County near Progress.

Kenneth started school at Becton but moved in December to Bailey County. He attended Progress School until he finished the 7th grade and started his 8th grade year in Muleshoe. He was part of the graduating class of 1954. 

Kenneth has served Muleshoe as President of the Jaycee’s, Rotary, Muleshoe Senior Center and Muleshoe Heritage Center. With encouragement from Ann McElroy, Kenneth, Helen Cook, and other hardworking volunteers, they raised $56,000 with the “Honoring Area Pioneers” program in which they got 185 area pioneer families to give a brief family history that we proudly exhibit on the walls of our center. (It makes very interesting reading). In addition, he served on Muleshoe City Council for three years and Mayor for three years as well. The Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce voted Kenneth “Man of the Year” for 2011. He has been an active member of First Baptist Church for 60 years and continues to serve as a deacon.   

Kenneth served two years on active duty with the United States Army and served 16 months in Korea. After he returned from Korea, he remained with the Reserves for three years.

He married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Black, in 1955. They have two daughters, Sharla and Sherri, who both graduated from Muleshoe High School and Texas Tech. Kenneth and Darlene have two twin grandchildren, Trystan and Trinity, who are now 22 years old.

Kenneth and Darlene owned and managed Henry Insurance Agency for 50 years before retiring in 2002.

Kenneth Henry is the Senior Center’s Sponsor of the Week. 

Here are a few changes to this week’s schedule: 

Senior Yoga

Tuesday and Thursday: 10-11 a.m. 

Pancake Breakfast: Sept. 16, 7-11 a.m. 

Curtis Shelburne will sing during lunch on Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

We will play Loteria on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m.. It’s $5 per card. We will play every two weeks and alternate between Bingo and Loteria. 

SPAG has offered to help anyone that needs help with Renewal or Enrollment for Medicare. They will be here Oct. 20 to assist. We need to have seven to 10 people sign up for them to make the trip here. If you are interested, please call Annette at (806)272-4969 to sign up. 

Provided by Oneita Wagnon Senior Center

Provided by Oneita Wagnon Senior Center


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