Philip Harold Henderson Jr. | Obituary



Throughout his medical career he has served as President of the Washington State Obstetrics Association, President of PNW OB-GYN Society, President of the State Section of the American College of OB- GYN and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at the University of Oregon. School. He practiced with his father until the death of Phil Sr. in 1965. He spent his summers passing on his love of fishing and the outdoors to his four children with frequent family trips to Spirit Lake, a place favorite of the family, where he was a camp doctor.

In 1967 he opened the Lower Columbia Women and Children’s Clinic with three other doctors, and his son Philip joined him in 1980. They worked side by side until 1995 when Phil Jr. retired. . After his retirement, he continued to be involved with his medical societies, church, and Rotary as he and Alma Delta traveled the world, attended summer family reunions in the Northwest, and fished in Homer, Alaska. , with their children. Each year he and Alma Delta traveled to Seaside, Oregon where they spent their honeymoon, and Kona, Hawaii, where they attended Moku’aikaua Church on Sundays and spent the evenings. in their peaceful veranda. Their children have accompanied them to and from Hawaii for the past several years, and after losing Alma, his family continued to make the annual pilgrimage to Kona with Phil Jr. Although he mourned his son Philip, whom he lost in 2013, and his beloved Alma, who passed away in 2015, Phil Jr. was comforted by his faith, routine, family, friends and neighbors and caretakers, whose company he cherished. Every morning he read his Daily Bread, and often he would sit by the lake and watch the geese, just as he and Alma had done. He continued to garden, make jams and pies, organize dinners, attend Rotary and church, and tell stories of his long life to the end. He will be sorely missed.


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