Feb. 24, 1922 - Nov. 25, 2006
Dec. 31, 1924 - March 18, 2007
Jack was born in Traer, Kan., on Feb. 24, 1922, to Charles and Mary Hendrix. He graduated from Decatur County High School and attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his teaching degree and later his law degree.
Jack was in the ROTC and before completing his law degree he was called into service for the Army. He served as a first lieutenant in the Army artillery during the Second World War, was stationed primarily in the Philippines and was twice awarded the Bronze Star.
Betty and Jack were married on Dec. 10, 1943, during a leave Jack had from the Army. After the war Jack finished his law degree and they then made Southwest Nebraska their home. Betty and Jack had three children, Susan, Lynn and Sally.
They lived first in Culbertson and then later moved to Trenton when Jack was elected Hitchcock County Attorney. He served as County Attorney from 1948 until 1967 when he was appointed District Judge and served in that capacity until he retired in 1991.
Betty and Jack were very active in many community activities throughout their life. Jack was active in the Rotary Club and was President of both the McCook and Trenton clubs. He was the past president of the Nebraska District Judges Association, and past Grandmaster of the Masonic Lodge of Nebraska. Jack was also an active Shriner.
Betty participated in a number of activities and was active in the Eastern Star and several bridge clubs.
Jack and Betty are survived by Susan and her husband, Glenn Blauvelt of Boulder, Colo., and Lynn and his wife, Teri of Centennial, Colo.; grandchildren, Cindy Metzler, Sally Jean Spence, Paige Hendrix, Parker Hendrix and Pierce Hendrix; and great-grandchildren, Ashton Hallett and Jacob Hallett.
Sept. 18, 1954 - Aug. 8, 1971
Sally was born to Jack and Betty on Sept. 18, 1954, in the McCook hospital.
She attended the Trenton schools. She died prior to hcr senior year on Aug. 8, 1971, as a result of an automobile accident.
She had planned on being an exchange student in Finland and wanted to become a nurse. She was active in the school band where she played the French horn. She also played the piano and played the organ for the Congregational Church in Trenton,
Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Saturday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in McCook with the Rev. R. Samuel Williams officiating. Inurnment for Jack, Betty and Sally will be in St. Alban's Columbarium.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.