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Obituary: Beth McCullough Henderson Kirk

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Beth died peacefully in her sleep on January 8, 2002.

She was born February 5, 1924 in Salt Lake City, UT to Verne and Irene Callister McCullough. Mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, sister and daughter lived a great and active life.

Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jay Harold Henderson, deceased January 12, 1977, her husband, James Page, deceased June 5, 1988 and her son, Brent Thomas Henderson, deceased Nov. 8, 1991. Also preceded in death by her sisters Pauline, Irene and Joan McCullough, and brother Leland Stan McCullough. Married Dr. Donald Kirk on January 23, 1991.

Family was the greatest priority and asset in her life. She really enjoyed her children and grandchildren, spending time and traveling with them.

Beth attended Uintah Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High and East High School. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1945 majoring in music and she played the commencement music for graduation. Two weeks later she married Jay. Beth loved to travel. She enjoyed great relationships with many in her study, music, and other clubs. She had a great thirst for knowledge and was a patron of the arts.

Beth was an active member of the LDS Church. From the time she was a young girl, she played the piano and organ countless times for church and other groups. She served as a Relief Society and Young Women president, Temple worker and guide, and many other callings in the Ensign 2nd and 4th Wards. Beth had great compassion, love and missionary spirit. Her greatest legacy is her strong faith and firm testimony of Jesus Christ.

Survived by her husband, Dr. Donald A. Kirk; siblings: Geraldine (Richard) Ebert, Robert V. (Peggy) McCullough; children: Dr. David (Grace) Hender-son, Mark (Jeanene) Henderson, (Lael) Henderson, Scott (Vicki) Henderson, James (Wendy) Henderson, and Dianne (Alan) Bailey. She has 33.9 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and also many nieces and nephews, stepchildren and wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held Sat., January 12, 2002 at the Ensign 4th Ward, 9th Ave. and K St., at 12 noon. A viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, and one hour prior to services at the ward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association. The family wishes to express their profound appreciation and gratitude for the compassionate and professional care given by Silverado Senior Living Center.