Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Shirley Hensen of Sunrise, Fla., passed, quietly and with dignity, into that great Flea Market in the Beyond, on April 7, 2013.

Shirley was the mother of Lori Walters and mother-in-law of Ed Walters, both of Key West.

Shirley was a retired executive secretary in Grumman Aerospace ,where her transportation to many meetings came in the form of a ride in an F-14, an experience she would often refer to as "Not Too Shabby."

She was an extremely inquisitive person who loved to travel and read. Shirley actually graduated high school a month before she turned 16 as she was skipped two grades in elementary school, in the Bronx, N.Y., where she grew up.

In 1948, she married Ed Hensen, a decorated World War II Army Air Corps bomber pilot, and raised three children, Eric, Lori and Dana. Shirley leaves behind four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She is preceeded in death by her youngest child, Dana, who is probably now escorting his mother to every flea market and secondhand store available in the heavens.

A service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Menorah Gardens, 21100 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, Fla.