Bainbridge native Michael Alan Henderson, 63, passed away at his Seattle home on Dec. 21, 2021 from injuries sustained in a fall.
Mike (or Mikey) was born May 5, 1958 to Percy F. and Eleanora Henderson. He spent his first few years in Seabold, but most of his childhood in Fort Ward. He attended the old McDonald School in Eagledale, as well as Blakely, Commodore, Bainbridge High School, and Strawberry Hill Alternative School with the Class of 1976.
As an adult, Mike worked various jobs in construction and in the fishing industry, finally finding his niche as a vendor for Real Change, becoming one of the newspaper’s most dedicated salespersons. Bainbridge friends would often spot him selling papers on the corner of Denny and Aurora in Seattle and stop to say ‘Hello.’
Survivors include two sisters, Susan Neese of Port Angeles and Victoria Farnsworth of Enoch, UT, as well as a brother, David Henderson of Tucson, AZ., and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Percy G. Henderson, Warren Van Pelt, and Jerry Van Pelt.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring when the weather is better suited for gathering outdoors.