Donald Joe Henson Jr. was born on May 8th, 1956, at Kern General Hospital in Bakersfield, CA. Don was the first born of 4 children to Donald Henson Sr. and Theda Henson. Don departed from our presence on August 7th, 2022. Don was preceded in death by his mother Theda Henson. Don is survived by his Father Donald Henson Sr., son's Chad and Cody Henson, grand children Lilianna and James Henson, brother's Lonnie Henson Sr. and Ronald Henson as well as sister Deanna Jones. Don also leaves behind many other family members as well as friends. Don arrived in South Siskiyou County in 1963 when his family relocated from Bakersfield. The Henson's lived in Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta before settling in McCloud. Don attended McCloud Elementary and McCloud High School. After High school Don worked for many different South County employers. Some of his favorite places of employment include P & M Cedar, College of the Siskiyou's, and the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. His leisure activities included swimming at the McCloud River and lake, driving around town and in the woods, playing horseshoes with friends and watching the Seattle Seahawks. Don had many accomplishments over the years, but he was most proud of his two sons and grandchildren. Don grew a strong love for the McCloud Community where he remained until his passing. Don is well known for his kind nature and willingness to help others. Don supported the McCloud community in many ways including coordinating the armature logging competition at the Annual McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta. Don was known by many and loved by all. His passing is big loss to the community. Don will be missed greatly.
Posted online on August 15, 2022
Published in Mount Shasta Herald