Mary E. Hendrickson, 65

Mary Ellen (Trotter) Hendrickson was born March 16, 1947, to Herman and Ruby (Smith) Trotter in Broken Bow. She left this life Nov. 23, 2012, at the age of 65. She attended school in Broken Bow. Her most recent employment was with Federal Housing Department as a manager of Regency Apartments. She also was a longtime employee of Becton-Dickinson. In May 1965, she married Ted R. Hendrickson, and to this union two sons, Mark and Brad, were born.She was very devoted to her three grandchildren. She loved the holidays, especially when she could be with her grandchildren. Mary loved to cook for her family, and we are all going to miss the vegetable soup, brown noodles, chocolate cake, homemade dressing, fudge and more...... She loved music, especially singing. She even sang to her grand-dogs. She loved camping trips.She is survived by a son, Mark (Shannon) Hendrickson; three grandchildren, Jenna of Lincoln, Lea, and Mathew Hendrickson of Omaha, and soon to be first great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren, Chloe and Shay Herman; sisters, Phyllis {Harlan) Berghorst and Linda (Marvin) Johnson of Broken Bow; brother, Cliff (Jan) Trotter of Lincoln. Survivors also include her in-laws, Alan (Dee) Hendrickson, Don (Karen) Hendrickson, Karen (John) Nehls, Marlene (Cliff) Rapp, all of Broken Bow, John (Nancy) Hendrickson of Lincoln, and Bill (Reva) Hendrickson of Grand lsland. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Ruby Trotter; her husband, Ted Hendrickson; son, Bradley Hendrickson; her sisters, Francis and Shirley Trotter; and in-laws, Wallace and Emma Hendrickson.Funeral services were Nov. 24, 2012, at the Berean Church in Broken Bow. Burial was in Broken Bow Cemetery, with Iverson Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.Published in Custer County Chief, Dec. 27, 2012