Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Our Principal, UD Henslee

Sadly, our Dear Principal, Mr. U.D. Henslee has passed away. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest love and gratitude go to his Family at this difficult time. Thank you to Joy Knaffle Harrell for sending us the information: 
Mr. Henslee was 94, and attended our 2004 Reunion. The funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 in the morning on Monday February 16, 2009 at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, interment to follow at the Seaside Cemetery.

From: Jane Callahan <>
Subject: RE: GOOD NEWS EMAIL /// UD Henslee Birthday #94 on June 13

Hello, My sister forwarded me this e-mail from one of her '65 Ray High classmates, Joe McComb, who still lives in Corpus Christi. There is an update about Mr. Henslee, the first principal we had when we were all at Ray.


Subject: UD Henslee Birthday #94 on June 13

UD Henslee (Principal at W.B.Ray and longtime administrator for CCISD)
ishaving his 94th birthday on June 13. He has fallen multiple times in
the last 12 months breaking a leg on one occasion. He cannot walk and is in
a wheelchair during the day. He is at a nursing home now. His dementia
is so bad he does not remember that he cannot walk and has fallengetting
out of the wheel chair and out of his bed. Fortunately, he can stillfeed
himself and still has that wonderful, friendly, I never met a stranger
I think it would be great if the class of 1965 and any one else who knew
him could see to it that U.D. receives at least 94 birthday cards on
thisbirthday to let him know that people from Corpus Christi remember him.
Could you spread the word, please?
Ask people to send the cards to his daughter Ann Henslee Mabry. She can
take them to the nursing home and enjoy them with him.
Mr. U.D. Henslee
c/o Ms. Ann Mabry
511 Hidden Harbor
Houston, TX 77079

Thank you for all you do to keep us informed of what is happening with
our fellow classmates.
Mardi Schultz Mayerhoff