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Florence Henke

Florence Cook Henke passed away July 19, 2015 just 6 days before her 94th birthday, in Delta, Utah. She was born July 25, 1921 to Barnes and Alice Cook, in Cedar Fort, Utah, the 8th of 13 children. She enjoyed her childhood in Cedar Fort attending schools in Cedar Fort and Lehi. She had many friends but her siblings were her best friends.

She is now enjoying a long awaited reunion with her eternal companion. Florence married Cecil Warren Henke on June 18, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised a family of ten children, teaching by example, love for Jesus Christ, hard honest work, and a joy for life. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, having served in many positions.

Florence loved children, especially babies and welcomed each of 63 grandchildren with a handmade afghan and continued to crochet afghans for 161 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren until the last year as her health failed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil and son Douglas (Kathleen) Henke. She is survived by her children, Marvin (Jan) Henke, Lynn (Edna) Henke, Norman (Susan) Henke, Paul (Jane) Henke, Claudia (Wesley) Witt, Cheryl (Keith) Lawton, Owen (Jennifer) Henke, Kevin (Maryanna) Henke, Lorna (Troy) Henry; her brother Bernard Cook and Sister Reba (Lenford) Kitchen.

Special thanks to Millard Care and Rehab for the wonderful care Florence has received the last three years.

Funeral Services will be held Monday July 27th at 11 am in the Draper Eastridge Stake Center 1187 East Draper Parkway, Draper, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 9:30 am. Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.


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I want you all to know how much I loved your mother. She touched my heart the first time I met her. She had such a GREAT attitude and made the best of being here. I enjoyed her spunk, her sense of humor, and the time we spent keeping busy here at the Care Center. She will ALWAYS be in my heart, as will all of you!!! What a GREAT family and legacy she left!!!! She LOVED you all so much!! Thank you for sharing her with me!! I wish I could have been at the funeral.... Thoughts and prayers to you all!!!

Sandy Black Jul 28 2015 12:00 AM

My mother, Mary Olsen Green Plant was also born on July 25th (1922) and passed away February 2009. There is a special place in heaven reserved for Florence Cook Henke and my mom equally who both emulated the kind of love our Savior would have wanted each of us to have. I have been blessed by both of these women each in special ways. May our actions here on earth prove to be worthy of their presence when 'we meet again'. Love to the family of Sister Henke!!

Mary Louise Nielson Jul 23 2015 12:00 AM