Cecilia Henderson

Obituary of Cecilia M. Henderson

            Cecilia Margaret Henderson (Buckley), 93, of Cambridge, MN, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019.  Preceded in death by loving husband Robert;

infant children David and Roxanne; grandchildren Tonia and Dustin; great grandchild Rosalia; and siblings Henry, George, Leo, Marie, Tressa, Sara, Anna, and Robert.

            Cecilia is survived by six children: Carl Garvie, Susan (Todd) Thygeson, Patricia (Robert) Garvie-Carlson, Robert (Theresa) Garvie, Marie (Armando), Connie (Paul) Skeate and illegally-adopted daughter Patricia (Rick) (Amy). She has10 grandchildren: Louise (Clint), Maggie (Jorge), Jeremiah, Kyle, Richard, Sarah (Tim), Emily (Luke), Veronica (Bryant), Tyler (Kayla), and Alex (Samantha); 18 great grandchildren: Kylie, Iszic, Casey, Seth, Jakob, Lacey, Ava, Brylee, William, Nadine, Ebin, Allie, Jade, Hailey, Cecilia, Raelynn, Ava, and Sawyer. She leaves behind many, many relatives and good friends.

            Cecilia was beloved by all and inspired us all with her faith, hard work, mental toughness, forgiveness, acceptance, wisdom, humility, courage, honesty, knowledge, selflessness, generosity, speak-up for yourself, and above all else love each other and be kind.  “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” She loved gardening, traveling, crossword puzzles, laughter, irony, literature, sewing, and possessed a wicked wit.

            Thank you to the staff at Rosewood Senior Living and Mercy Hospital for taking great care of our mother and our family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM, Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale St NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011.  Visitation one hour prior to the service.   Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery 10:05 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2019.