Lauren Wesley Henderson, “Ren”, age 36, of Norman, OK passed away early on Easter morning, April 4, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1985, in Denison, TX to Robert A. Henderson and Jann Freeman Henderson.
Growing up in the Denison-Sherman area, she was involved in art, summer theatre, and sailing on Lake Texoma. She played the trumpet in the high school marching band, participated in many UIL prose/poetry tournaments and graduated from Sherman High School in 2003. Following graduation, she attended various colleges for several years. One day it occurred to her that with her love of animals, her artistic abilities, and her excellent scissors skills, she should go to grooming school- it was the perfect career choice. She loved grooming dogs, and her furry friends adored her.
Ren referred to herself as a nerd. A long time Star Wars fan, she spent her 35th birthday at Disneyworld, experiencing the galaxy and building her own light saber. A big movie fan, she enjoyed computer gaming, arts and crafts and she never outgrew Legos. She had an adventurous spirit and was happy driving her jeep and being part of a jeep club. Ren had a quick wit and loved to joke and have a good time, but she will also be remembered for her kind heart. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Henderson, grandparents Chet and Mae Henderson and Johnie and Margie Freeman. She is survived by her mother, Jann Knotts, half-sister Tiffany Henderson, and her stepfather and co-conspirator in sarcasm, Tom Knotts.
The family is grateful to the medical staff at Stephenson Cancer Center, her devoted caregiver Justice, and her hospice nurse Wanda.
Lauren was strong willed and fought a long and painful battle against cancer. Memorials may be made to the Stephenson Cancer Center in care of the OU Foundation or to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Norman.
The family has opted to not have a service at this time. Arrangements are with John Ireland & Son Funeral Home in Moore, OK.