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Maurine Cook Henry, 93, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022. Maurine was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Nixon, Texas, to Elvin and Mildred Cook.
After graduating from Nixon High School, she attended Baylor University. Maurine was employed by Holmes Foods in Nixon as a bookkeeper. After that, she opened “Maurine’s Gifts” in Nixon. She thoroughly enjoyed people and never met a stranger.
Maurine had many interests, and traveling was one of her favorites, especially weekend trips to Mexico with relatives and friends. Her needlepoint and crochet were impeccable. She made so many beautiful afghan throws and pillows of unique patterns. Most of all, she cherished her beautiful roses in her yard. Maurine truly had a knack for growing gorgeous varieties. The “Knock-Out Rose” was her favorite.
When it came to sports, she delighted and adored watching her Baylor Bears, never missing a televised game. The Spurs were also a favorite. She also loved her church, First Baptist in Nixon. Very rarely did she miss a service, even in her later years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter H. “Bubba” Henry; son Hal Henry; and son-in-law Mike Millington.
Maurine is survived by her daughter, Beverly Millington; granddaughter Carey Millington; grandson Cook Millington; and many friends and family.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, April 20, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral chapel, with Pastor Terry Davis to officiate.
Interment will follow in the Nixon Cemetery in Nixon.
Memorial contributions may be made in Maurine’s name to the First Baptist Church, 403 N. Nixon Ave., Nixon, TX 78140, or to the Nixon Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 743, Nixon, TX 78140.