obit: Henry S. Juren
Henry S. Juren entered this world on Sept. 11, 1921, born to parents Otto and Albina Juren in Bell County, Texas. He died after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He lived and brought unto this earth a bit of beauty, love and faith. And now, his life will ever be reflected in our heart. God took him home on Monday, Sept. 5, 2005.
He was a kind, loving, generous, devoted husband and father who immensely enjoyed life, family and friends. At the age of 14 he served as a Senate page boy for the Texas Legislature in Austin. Living on his own in a boarding house at this young age brought him a sense of maturity and pride. He loved Austin, and after graduating from Fairfield High School where he excelled in all sports and academic studies, he returned to Austin to attend the University of Texas. His university education was interrupted by World War II. He bravely served his country with a sense of duty and obligation, stationed in England as a B-17 pilot for the U.S. Air Force. After the conclusion of the war in Europe he returned to Marlin, Texas, where he met his loving wife of 60 years, Marjorie Jo Curry. Married, he finished his University of Texas business degree in Austin and remained a loyal fan of UT for the remainder of his life. His work career took him to Houston, where he was employed for 38 years by Standard Oil of Texas and subsequently Chevron Oil Co. He was the manager of human resources at the time of his retirement in 1985. In 1988, Marge and Henry moved to Waco where they have enjoyed happy years and developed many loyal friendships. An avid golfer, Henry loved being a member of Ridgewood Country Club. Playing bridge, belonging to supper clubs, attending Baylor basketball games and being a member of Austin Avenue Methodist Church brought him pleasure.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Albina Juren and his sisters, Ethel Pagel and Doris Reed.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Jo Curry Juren; son, Joe Juren and wife, Tracy Weston, of Austin; son, Gary Juren and wife, Donna, of Denton; grandchildren, Jordis Friday and husband, Chris, of Denton, Colin Juren and wife, Amanda, of Austin and Eli Juren of Austin; and great-grandchildren, Hayden and Ansley Friday, and Emma Juren. Marge and Henry were honored to have as pallbearers their loving nieces and nephews: Barbara Bonner, Bette Cook, Carolyn Williams, Marilyn Toothma, Davey Reed, Tom Pagel, Ken Pagel, Mike Emmons and Curry Wilson; grandson Colin Juren; and loyal friend Genero Alvarez.
The family thanks Dr. Gary Barbin and the nursing staff at Providence Hospital and Wesley Woods Magnolia for their kind and loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Austin Avenue Methodist Church or Providence Hospice in Waco. .
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