Reanous McIntosh Henderson

June 9, 1924 – Aug. 12, 2012

Funeral services for Reanous McIntosh Henderson will be held Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burlington.  Reanous, 88, died Aug. 12 at West Park Hospital Long-Term Care Center in Cody.

He was born June 9, 1924, in Burlington, the son of Mary McIntosh and David Monroe Henderson. He attended school in Burlington and worked with his father on the family farm after he graduated.

He served as an LDS missionary in Norway.

He married Merla Wardell LaFollette, a widow with six children, on July 31, 1964. They had two more children.

Reanous farmed and worked as water commissioner on the Greybull River.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served the church as a counselor to the bishop, Otto-Burlington Ward bishop, high councilman and in other teaching and leadership positions. After he retired, he and his wife served an LDS temple mission in Washington, D.C.

He was an active member of the community and served on the school board for many years.

Reanous loved family gatherings, camping and hunting, gardening, reading and visiting with neighbors.

His parents; three brothers, David Ira, Carlos “Rip” and Marion “Mern,” and two sisters, Marie Jones and June Smith, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Merla; eight children and their spouses: Linnie and Jody Neves of Burlington, Lynette and Randy Johnson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Mary and Allan Howard of Burlington, Lester and Lynette LaFollette of Williston, N.D., Janet LaFollette of Cheyenne, Judy and Lynn Wiles of Burlington, Albert and Karen Henderson of Burlington and Sue and Kent Anderson of Greybull; one brother, Mark Henderson of Springville, Utah; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Don Porter of Bountiful, Utah; 45 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Burial will be in the Burlington Cemetery.