W. Dennis McHenry was born October 11, 1925 in Denison, IA. His parents were George and Nell (Evans) McHenry. Dennis was raised in the Chicago area and graduated from Highland Park High School, Iowa State University and received his Master’s degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.
He taught for two years at All Saints Parochial School before starting his 31 year career at the Rock Island Arsenal as Supervisor in the Analytical Chemistry and Metallurgy Laboratory. During World War II he joined the United States Army Combat Engineers in Europe, participating in three battles.
On August 12, 1950 he married Roberta (Bobbie) Mohr in Davenport, IA. After they both retired, they moved to Estes Park, CO on November 1, 1983, a place they had visited since the early 1960s, as part of the Iowa Mountaineers. There, Dennis was active in and past President of the Rotary Club of Estes Park, St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church which he helped build, played an active role with The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highlands Festival almost from it’s beginning, was a Chevalier in The Imperial Constantinian Order of St. George, the Lions Club, Model Railroad Club, past President of Windcliff Homeowners Association, was Chairman of the Estes Park Library Building Committee, the National Insulators Association, AARP, and the Estes Park Genealogical Society.
He had traced his family history back to the 1500s. Bobbie died in 2010. Dennis is survived by, cousins Jane Douglas and Sandy McHenry, two nieces Susan McHenry and Carol Linden. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Church, Estes Park Library Foundation, Rotary Foundation, Hospice of The Estes Valley or Crossroads Ministry in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Dennis’ family.