April 12, 1931 – January 23, 2019


Betty passed away peacefully in Kirkland Washington last week at age 87.  A graduate of Bothell high school (1949), She lived in Bothell until about 1950, Redmond (1952-1966), Spokane (1966-2017) and Kirkland.  She is survived by sisters Annabelle (Zylstra), Patricia (Schuppenhauer) and Susan (Thatcher) all in the greater Seattle area; children, Michael Scott, Bettina Claire, Thomas Boyd and Jeffrey Lee, as well as 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Her husband of 56 years, Isaac Otis Henson and her son Stephen Frank Henson preceded Betty in death.

Bettina spent much of her life working in the floral industry as a designer of floral arrangements and florist shop manager.  She also worked for the Bell telephone company and as a bookkeeper.  Somehow, she still found time to break up our spats, raise us to adults and love us all.  All of her grandchildren felt they were special in Gramma’s heart.

Betty supported Public Television and the local performing arts, such as the Spokane Symphony.  She was a lifetime gardener, raising roses and other flowers as well as vegetables for the table.  The vegetable garden spawned many charter members among her grandchildren into the Beanie Weenie Club.

Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday February 2, 2019 at Solie Funeral Home in Everett.  A graveside service will be held  2:00 PM February 4, 2019 that Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Public Television or the Spokane Symphony in Bettina Henson’s name will be appreciated.

  1. solief5_wp

    Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
    I am grateful for being able to get to know your mother, and I
    am comforted in the knowledge that there are many other people
    who felt and remember her amazing influences.

    With all our love and prayers,

    Tim and Joby Schuppenhauer

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