Fri, 2015-09-18 05:00 News Staff
Oct 26, 1926 ~ Sept. 14, 2015
Services for Doris May Henry-Magnor (Long), 88, of Kempner, will be at 10:00 AM Thursday at the Clear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Smithwick Cemetery in Smithwick. Born Oct. 6, 1926, to James and Doris Long in Fremantle, Western Australia, she came to this country in 1946 and became a U.S. citizen in 1952. She died Sept. 14, 2015, of cancer at the home of her daughter, Sharron. She was married to Will Ray Henry for 46 years before he preceded her in death in 1990. In 1998 she married the Rev. George H. Magnor Jr. who preceded her in death in 2007. She was educated in Australia and attended Carmel College. She came to this country in 1946 traveling abroad a victory ship with 424 other war brides. Other than the 10 years in Corpus Christi, she lived the remainder of her life in Central Texas. She worked alongside her first husband, Ray, as a homebuilder and continued building following his death. Mrs. Henry-Magnor was a woman of faith and a longtime member of Clear Creek Baptist Church serving as pianist for over 40 years. She was a historian and served on building committees. She researched and wrote the nomination for two Texas historical markers; Clear Creek Baptist Church in Kempner and Smithwick Cemetery in Smithwick. Mrs. Henry-Magnor was a former member of the Lampasas County Historical Commission and was awarded the Texas Historical Commission Certificate of Appreciation. A voracious and avid reader, she served on the Lampasas County History Book Committee. She was also a charter member of Browning Community Garden Club, serving as president several times, and a Master Flower Show Judge emeritus. She was a devout Christian, loved to garden, serve her community and a loyal fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. Mrs. Henry-Magnor was preceded in death by her husbands; and son, Will Ross Henry, in 2012. Survivors include four children, Dennis Ray Henry and his wife, Chris, of Copperas Cove, Joycelyn May Roberts and her husband, Richard, of Rising Star, Sharron KayeHenry-VanWeelden and her husband, Mark, of Kempner and James Lee Henry and his wife, Carolyn, of Kempner; 10 grandchildren, Denny, Renee’, Lynn, Ricky, Amanda, Angie, Kim, Kristy, Audi and Kaci; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.