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Dorothy Henry
  • April 03, 1938
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  • March 24, 2016

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Dorothy Hardin Henry, 77 of Apopka, Florida passed away peacefully on March 24, 2016. She was born April 3, 1938 in Coweta County, GA to the late Kate Hardin and Robert L. Hardin. She graduated from Griffin High School and was a scholarship graduate of Emory Crawford Long Nursing School in 1961. She worked as a surgical nurse at Griffin Spaulding Hospital. Dorothy met and married Ray Henry in 1965 and the moved to Atlanta, GA. She continued her nursing career at Piedmont Hospital until starting a family of two daughters, Ashley & Shannon. After living in Dallas, TX and Atlanta, again, the family moved to Orlando in 1979. Dorothy took and active role in the early stages of her daughter’s school years. She became a self-taught girls soccer coach and had a girls team in Sweetwater that won several championships. Many of her players later played on Lake Brantley High School team that won the state championship in 1990. In 1985 Dorothy returned to her nursing career and spent 15 years as Assistant Director of Nursing Development at Florida Living Nursing Center. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ray, her daughters Ashley Emmons (Steve), Shannon Speice (Dan), five grandchildren, Ansley and Morgan Speice, Garrett, Haley, and Cole Emmons, sister Eleanor Burdette (Franklin) sister in law Kathryn Henry. The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the love and care provided to Dorothy by the staff at Florida Living Nursing Center and to Hospice of the Comforter. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made in Dorothy’s name to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando http://petallianceorlando.org/. Her life will be remembered at a memorial service on April 2nd at Wekiva Presbyterian Church with a gathering of friends and family at 2pm and service at 3pm.


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  1. 19 Apr 2016
    Janice Shaw Crouse says:
    I was at Griffin High School with the beautiful and talented Dorothy Hardin. I send my warmest condolences to her family in this tragic loss. Janice Shaw Crouse

  2. 04 Apr 2016
    jerry skaggs says:
    Ray, Sorry for your loss.

  3. 29 Mar 2016
    Diane Gosheff says:
    Dorothy's smile and wicked sense of humor will be remembered by the neighbors on Smokerise Blvd. We had a good time in the early 80s sneaking pink flamingos into each other's yards for a morning surprise. Dorothy was a warm and generous friend and fellow RN. May all of you, Ray, Ashley, Shannon and family have many great memories to delight in and bring you comfort. I am saddened by this loss of a lovely woman. Diane Gosheff

  4. 29 Mar 2016
    Ronelle Crocker Peacher says:
    I have fond memories of Dorothy. We were in high school and nursing school together . My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Ronelle Crocker Peacher

  5. 29 Mar 2016
    Leslie (Garside) Schillig lit a candle:
    Lit since March 29, 2016 at 3:49:50 AM

  6. 29 Mar 2016
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  7. 28 Mar 2016
    Nancy Vickery Morgan says:
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I love your family and we will all miss Dorothy. She was a wonderful and beautiful person. Love to you all, Nancy Vickery Morgan and Tina, Lynda, Lisa, Connie, Nikki

  8. 28 Mar 2016
    Greg, Cindy, and Emma Barr says:
    Ray and Family
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    We are so sorry for your loss

  9. 27 Mar 2016
    Bev & Tom Salmon says:
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. We were so sorry to hear of your loss.

  10. 26 Mar 2016
    Marilyn Gore Parkerson says:
    Will be praying for your family. I went to Griffin High with Dorothy. Marilyn Gore Parkerson

  11. 26 Mar 2016
    Theo Wilkie says:
    Love and comfort to your family
    Theo Lindsey Wilkie

  12. 25 Mar 2016
    Anne Emmons Wall says:
    My bet thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I remember Dorothy's care and concern when Marilyn was so ill. She and Ray raised two amazing daughters. My love to you all!
    anne

  13. 24 Mar 2016
    Karen Wilson says:
    Ray and daughters, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your wonderful memories of your wife/mother comfort you during this difficult time.
    In deepest sympathy,

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