Cecilia Margaret Henderson

December 13, 1925 - February 6, 2019



Cecilia Margaret Henderson

Cecilia Margaret Henderson (Buckley), 93, of Cambridge, MN, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019.  Preceded in death by loving husband Robert; infant children David and Roxanne; grandchildren Tonia and Dustin; great grandchild Rosalia; and siblings Henry, George, Leo, Marie, Tressa, Sara, Anna, and Robert.

Cecilia is survived by six children: Carl Garvie, Susan (Todd) Thygeson, Patricia (Robert) Garvie-Carlson, Robert (Theresa) Garvie, Marie (Armando), Connie (Paul) Skeate. She has 10 grandchildren: Louise (Clint), Maggie (Jorge), Jeremiah, Kyle, Richard, Sarah (Tim), Emily (Luke), Veronica (Bryant), Tyler (Kayla), and Alex (Samantha); 18 great grandchildren: Kylie, Iszic, Casey, Seth, Jakob, Lacey, Ava, Brylee, William, Nadine, Ebin, Allie, Jade, Hailey, Cecilia, Raelynn, Ava, and Sawyer; and dear family friend, Patricia (Rick) (Amy) Civilla. She leaves behind many, many relatives and good friends.

Cecilia was beloved by all and inspired us all with her faith, hard work, mental toughness, forgiveness, acceptance, wisdom, humility, courage, honesty, knowledge, selflessness, generosity, speak-up for yourself, and above all else love each other and be kind.  “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” She loved gardening, traveling, crossword puzzles, laughter, irony, literature, sewing, and possessed a wicked wit.

Thank you to the staff at Rosewood Senior Living and Mercy Hospital for taking great care of our mother and our family.

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

Lunch will be served in the Social Hall following the funeral.

Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:05 a.m.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.