Dale Howard Henderson

Jul 18, 1952 - Feb 22, 2018

Dale's Story

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Orrington - Dale Howard Henderson, 65, died in his sleep at home on February 22, 2018. He was born on July 18th, 1952, the son of Herbert Henderson and Mary L. (Harriman) Henderson Pierce.
Dale graduated from Brewer High School, Class of 1969. A lifelong resident of Orrington, with a Maine work ethic that began at an early age helping his dad working in the woods and milking cows at Howard's Farm. As a young man Dale and his brother, Danny, started working in the woods together carrying on the Maine logging tradition. Dale traveled Route 9 to cut wood with his skidder for Merle Fletcher for several years. Eventually he created his own forestry and land development business, brokering wood for many years through the HC Haynes family.
An avid sportsman in Maine, including years of travel, beginning in his 20s, Dale traveled to the rugged frontier of Labrador with family and friends. Many years of memories were made at Tasuiyak Lake and his lodge at Osprey Lake. The family cottage on Branch Lake was a gathering place for his family and friends. In later years, he developed a passion of feeding, watching, and photographing wildlife in its natural habitat.
In addition to his father, Herbert, he was predeceased by his brother, Danny; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Maude Henderson, maternal grandparents, Howard and Rena Harriman, and Aunt Nancy Johnston. Surviving in addition to his mother, Mary L. Pierce, are his daughters, Amy LaCouture and husband David, and grandchildren, Christian and Taylor of Louisana; Heidi Henderson, and grandchildren, Benjamin, Dylan, and Lyric, of Bucksport; and Holly Henderson and fiancé, Deric Faiella, of New Hampshire. Also surviving are his aunt, Barbara Shamblin of Missouri; cousin, Royce Bowden of Limington; and loyal lifetime friend from childhood, Judy Sawyer. Friends sharing a lifetime of hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventures are Jason Follette, Ralph Hosford, Tim and Jason Trask, John Dickens, Steve O'Halloran, Carl Ulman, Joe Barnes, Lee Bennett, Hank McPherson, and numerous others that shared his passion, as well as respected attorney and friend, Nathan Dane. And last but not least, his beloved canine companion, Bentley.
Graveside Services will be announced in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Orrington, with a gathering of family and friends after the service. Those who wish may contribute to Maine Youth Fish & Game Association, PO Box 337, Stillwater, ME 04489 or a charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  February 26, 2018
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