July 18, 1942 - November 12, 2022
Douglas Dwight Hensley passed away peacefully on November 12, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was raised in Forest Grove, the oldest child of Wayne and Irene Hensley. He spent a happy childhood on the family farm, Fruitful Acres. He graduated from Concordia University Chicago in 1964. He was an educator at Bethany Lutheran School, Long Beach, California for forty years where he was loved by students and colleagues alike. Art, reading, and travel were his passions. He retired in Bend in 2004 to be near his family. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Irene Hensley. He is survived by his brother, Tim (Karen) Hensley and sister, Connie (Dennis) Hensley-Jones, 15 nieces and nephews, and 13 grand nephews and nieces. He will be remembered as a great storyteller. Memorials in his name may be donated to Bethany Lutheran School, Long Beach, California and Trinity Lutheran School, Bend, Oregon.