Alfred Lewis Hendricks

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    - Winona Hendrickson
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February 1, 1935 ~ July 27, 2014
"Alfred was a very caring and giving person,
always wanting to make others happy, especially
children. His greatest joy was his family."

Alfred Lewis Hendricks, 79, passed away at home in Vancouver, WA with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born Feb. 1, 1935 to Alfred and Pearl Hendricks in Yakima, WA and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1953. He met Nancy in 1951 at the Teen Canteen in Vancouver when she was 13 and he was 16. They danced that day and married in 1955.
Alfred was a Staff Sergeant in the Air National Guard.
He worked as a machinist at Alcoa Aluminum for 37 years, and 7 years at Van Alco, when Alcoa closed. He retired in 1997 at the age of 62.
Alfred was a member of Elks Lodge in Vancouver; Member of Alcoa's 25-year Club; and past member of Clark-Cowlitz Horseman's Association, where he had served as President of the Rough Riders Saddle Club.
He loved music. His favorite song was "It's a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Alfred enjoyed line dancing with many of their friends; visiting wineries; all sports, especially the Trailblazers; he traveled locally, within the States and had a wonderful trip to England, Ireland and Paris with Nancy, his daughter Sherry and son-in-law Duane. He and Nancy had special memories of Hawaii, which included their first trip on their 25th wedding anniversary; he enjoyed building bird houses and built a beautiful gazebo and arbor in their backyard, where they hosted weddings, barbecues and spent time together. He shared his love of horses with his daughters and taught them how to ride. He was a Clark-Cowlitz Horseman's Association Top 10 rider for several years and won a championship at the Clark County Fair.
Alfred is survived by his daughter, Sherry; son-in-law, Duane; son-in-law, Jim Horner; granddaughters, Megan and Holly Horner; brother, Harry Hendricks (wife Ramona); sisters, Peggy Freitas and Margaret Ungerecht; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred; his mother, Pearl; daughter, Linda Horner; sister, Louvina Southerland; brother, James Hendricks; and brothers-in-law, Hank Freitas and Dale Ungerecht.
Per Alfred's request, there will be no services.
Donations may be sent to Cancer organization of choice.
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 6, 2014
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