Marjorie Lois (Bainard) Henkel
November 24, 1922 ~ January 15, 2014
Marjorie Henkel, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 15, 2014, with family by her side. Marjorie was born November 24, 1922, to George and Ella (Daniels) Bainard in Wenatchee, WA. Marjorie was Stemilt Hill Apple Blossom Princess in 1941. She married Samuel Wheatcroft on November 14, 1941, in East Wenatchee, WA. To this union three sons were born, Arnold, Samuel, Randy, and five daughters, Estella, Diana, Linda, Sharon, and Rita, which joined two daughters of Samuel’s, Delores and Darlene. Samuel died as the result of an accident in 1960. Marjorie then met and married Roy G. Henkel on September 4, 1964, in Seattle, WA. Roy passed away in 1983. Marjorie was a homemaker all of her life and was involved in the Eagles, Royal Neighbors, Stemilt Ladies’ Club and Salvation Army Home League, clubs of which she held may offices. Marjorie was very family oriented, she loved having family and friends to her home and loved helping others. Marjorie never met a stranger.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; four brothers, Gerald, Gene, Walt, and Bill Bainard; four sisters, Louella Heinz, Marion Walton, Josephine Plunkett, and Marlyn Hoffman; two step-daughters, Delores Lacy, and Darlene Eby; son, Randy Wheatcroft; three grandsons; and one great-grandson. She is survived by two brothers, George Bainard of Wenatchee, and Jim Bainard of Seattle; one sister, Marie Ross of Seattle; two sons, Arnold (Doni) Wheatcroft of East Wenatchee, and Samuel (Sylvia) Wheatcroft of Cashmere; five daughters, Estelle Figley of East Wenatchee, Diana (Mike) Norman of Lewiston, ID, Linda (Richard) Dowell of Puyallup, WA, Sharon (Bob) Jackson and Rita (John) Hollomon, both of Seattle; three step-sons, Bing, Chip, and Tim Henkel, all of Seattle; and one step-daughter, Judy Johnson of the Tri-Cities; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Blossom Creek, for the loving care given to Mom during her stay there and to the Hospice staff, who cared for her in her final days.
A Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.