L. Ralph Henderson


(Apr. 6, 2006)

Memorial services are scheduled Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Powell for Ralph Henderson, 59, who died Thursday, April 6 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont.

He was born June 2, 1946, in Glendale, Calif., to Loren Ralph Henderson and Margaret E. (Howland) Henderson. He moved with his family to a homestead on the Heart Mountain Division of the Shoshone Reclamation Project west of Powell when he was 2 years old. He attended Powell schools, graduating from Powell High School and Northwest Community College.

On June 17, 1978, he married Margo M. Eckerman at Clark.

For a number of years he worked as a meat cutter at Food Basket IGA in Powell. It was always his dream to start his own meat shop, and in 2004 it came true when he established his business, Rocky Mountain Country Sausage.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and many other things he could do with his children.

He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Survivors include his wife Margo of the family home; son and daughter-in-law, Tye and Tammi Henderson of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Tess and Cordell Miller of Bozeman, Mont.; and son, Stacey Henderson of Powell; grandchildren, Garret and Wyatt Henderson and Cassidy and Camryn Miller.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by Ballard Funeral Home, Cody.