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Shanna Lee Henderson

August 22, 1950 ~ October 22, 2018 (age 68)

Shanna Lee Henderson peacefully slipped away at home Monday, October 22nd, 2018 surrounded by her children. 

Shanna was born on August 22nd, 1950, to Elaine Berrett and Darrell Williams in Ogden, Utah.  She was the youngest of 3, the kid sister to Jeff and Rick.  Shanna always wished for a sister.  In 2007, Shanna got her wish.  Rick was contacted by an agency advising them a Jane Wallace from Holladay, Utah, was looking for her birth family.  Elaine Berrett had given Jane up for adoption in 1945.  Shanna and her brothers contacted Jane and her family, which have become a great addition to the family. 

Growing up Shanna enjoyed playing with friends, many of whom were cousins.  While attending Weber High School, she played softball and was on the drill team.

Shanna attended Weber State College where she met Scott Nelson.  Shanna and Scott were later married in the Ogden Temple on September 5th, 1969.  They welcomed 3 children to their family but later divorced.  She later met Robert Alan Henderson (Al), and the two married in the Jordan River Temple on July 23rd, 1985.  A year later, Shanna and Al added another boy to the family.  Al later passed away in 2001.

Shanna always wanted to be a mom and was entirely devoted to role as a mother.  She was a nurturer, patient, and always encouraged her children to follow their interests.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many callings and is often fondly remembered by the various young women she has led over the years.

Shanna had many talents and interests.  She enjoyed reading, drawing, writing calligraphy, painting, cross-stitching, crocheting, and assembling puzzles. She also loved to ski and play the piano.

Shanna loved watching and supporting her grandchildren in sports and performances.  She was so proud of all her children and grandchildren.  She often spoke about how well her children turned out.

Shanna leaves behind a son, Matthew S. Nelson (Heather), daughter Angela E. Applegate (Derek), daughter Allison Moss (Steve), son Darrell C. Henderson (Becca), 5 grandchildren, sister Jane Wallace (John), brother Jeffrey D. Williams (Annette), brother Rick B. Williams (Beth Ann), and many loved nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, Elaine Berrett and Darrell E. Williams, and husband Robert A. Henderson.

Graveside services for Shanna will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the Ben Lomond Cemetery, 526 East 2850 North, North Ogden, Utah. A viewing will be held on Saturday morning at the Coldwater LDS Stake Center, located at 770 East 2100 North, North Ogden, Utah from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM prior to the graveside service. Interment: Ben Lomond Cemetery. To leave online condolences and memories please visit


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