Wendell “Zen” Henderson
LEWISTON -- Wendell “Zen” Henderson, 57, of Dixfield died unexpectedly on March 21, 2013 at the Central Maine Medical Center.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1955 in Stratton to George and Clydis (Ross) Henderson. He attended schools in Dixfield, graduating with the Class of 1974. During his high school years, Wendell played on Dirigo’s baseball team. He was known as one of the best left-handed pitchers to ever play in Dixfield, leading his team to many victories.
After graduation Wendell began working at Stowell-McGregor’s where he made many lifelong friends. After the mill’s closing, he went to work at Fosters Manufacturing in Wilton as a forklift operator.
Wendell had great sense of humor and a natural way of making people laugh. After losing an eye to cancer, he was known as the man with the eye patch. Also known for his generosity, he would give the tattered shirt off his back. We will miss seeing you walk the streets of Dixfield.
Survivors include his companion, Deb Holman of Dixfield; son, Christopher Henderson of Biddeford, daughter, Theresa Nicolson and her husband, Jay of Dixfield, and their mother, Gayle Gabriel of Peru; two grandchildren, Jacob and Julie Nicolson;
brothers, William Henderson and his wife, Allison of Ashland City, TN, Eric Henderson and his wife, Margaret of Dixfield; sisters, Mary Bond and her husband, Brad of Livermore Falls, Susie Gaudet and her husband, Paul of Dixfield; many nieces and nephews; and best friend Vance Martin of Dixfield.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, and his brother, Wayne Henderson.