1919 – 2012

A funeral service will be held in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 3, 2012,  at 2:00 p.m. for Vada Oma Henshaw, 92.  Mrs. Henshaw was born In Moundridge, Kansas on December 8, 1919 and on April 29, 2012 in Bakersfield she went home to be with the Lord.  She had lived in Taft since 1935 and was a member of the Foursquare church.  She was employed with the telephone company as a line assigner and retired after 25 years of service.  Her proudest accomplishment, aside from her family, was becoming a licensed minister.  She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Hazel Havenhill, Nedra Adams, Marian Hewitt and Verna (twin of Vada) Cole.  Mrs. Henshaw is survived by her husband, Donald Henshaw; daughters, Sharon Besler, Marvalyn Chandler and Susan Loustalot; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.   To convey condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.