Elizabeth H. Henderson, 70, of Bedford, formerly of Needham, died Jan. 2, 2014 following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Henderson was born in Boston Jan. 16, 1943, daughter of the late Ross and Isabel (Morrison) Harris.
Known to her family and friends as Betty, she was a self-employed hairdresser for over 20 years. Her shop, The Beauty Mart, was located on Great Plain Avenue in Needham.
In 1970, she moved from Brookline to Bedford following her marriage to Earl R. Henderson.
While living in Bedford, she was a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational and in earlier years was a member of International Order of Rainbow Girls.
Mrs. Henderson is survived by her stepdaughters, Jo-Ann Anderson of Chatham and Janet Henderson of Haverhill; and her grandchildren, Scott Anderson, Kelly Reardon, Shaun, Scott and Brady Yanosick. She was predeceased by her husband Earl; her sister, Janet Slaughter; and her brother, Sam Harris.
Her funeral service will be held at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Road, Bedford, Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10004