Dorothy V. Henderson, 91, of Mashpee died at Falmouth Hospital on November 22 of injuries resulting from being struck by a car while out walking a short distance from her home.

She was the widow of Harold Henderson, her husband of 58 years. The couple met at a dance on Westover Air Force Base.

Born in Southington, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Arthur and Frances (Aker) Vaughan. She was raised in Brimfield and after moving to Springfield was educated at Commerce High School.

Ms. Henderson was employed at the Springfield Armory and United Aircraft, but for most of her working years she was district manager for Avon Products in the Springfield area, where she trained hundreds of successful representatives.

A woman of faith, she was a devout member and deaconess at First Baptist Church, which later merged with Park Memorial Baptist Church.

Upon their retirement she and her husband moved to Florida and lived in Naples and built a home in Port Charlotte. They loved traveling—especially in the Southwest—and lived for a time in Hurricane, Utah. After her husband’s death, Ms. Henderson moved to Mashpee and lived at Asher’s Path Apartments.

A life-long learner, she loved books and crafting; her interest in history was focused particularly on the Civil War.

She leaves a sister, Gloria Dawson; four children, Wayne Henderson of Feeding Hills, Jan Butler of Yarmouthport, Steve Henderson of Rockport, Maine, and Vickie McGuire of Stafford, Connecticut; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and extended family.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by their daughter Betsy Watters; her stepfather, Joseph Morin; and two sisters.

A celebration of her life was on Monday, November 29, at First Congregational Church of Yarmouthport.

Interment was Wednesday, December 1, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield.

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