Celebrating the life of WIlbert " Bert " Hendren
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Bert was born on September 7, 1937 in Albuquerque, NM. He joined the Marines at the age of 17 and married his wife of 56 years, Rose Lee Austin on April 4, 1959. He made numerous friends while in the Marines and riding broncs and bulls in rodeos. He always loved his time coaching and umpiring little league baseball. He found a great deal of passion in archery where he taught many people, young and old alike and made a multitude of friends he considered family. His favorite hobby was leatherwork where he created many special and custom items.
Bert was very proud of his large and loving family. He is survived by his wife Rose Lee, son Keith Hendren and wife Corina, Kenneth Hendren and wife Kimberly Spainhower, his daughter Kimberlynn Hendren and husband William Drexler. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren, including Mylene, Derrick, Kendra, Justin, Joseph, Christopher, Kurtis, Jordan, Adysen, Ava, Tyler, Austin, Payton, and Dayne. He was very proud of his four great grandchildren.
Bert was also survived by his sisters Elizabeth Hendren, Rita Feigl, his brother Vincent Hendren, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Bert was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, and a friend to all.
Bert was preceded in death by his son Karl Hendren. He is also preceded in death by his sister Katherine Schmucker, and his brothers Philip and Lucian Hendren.
Bert grew up on the Hendren Ranch in Montoya, NM. He cherished many fond childhood memories there. Upon Bert’s request, his ashes will be scattered at the ranch on Saturday September 5th, 2015.
A very special thank you to everyone for all of your loving care and support.
Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P.M Followed by a Rosary at 7 P.M Tuesday September 1, 2015 at DeWitt & Tabler Funeral Home
12114 Grant Circle Thornton, Colorado 80241
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30A.M Wednesday
September 2, 2015
St. Marks Catholic Church
3141 W. 96th Ave. Westminster, Colorado 80031
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12114 Grant Circle
Thornton, CO 80241
Rosary will begin at 7:00
3141 W. 96th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
Reception to follow