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Retired Theatre Professor Chuck Henson Passes Away at 88

Retired theatre professor Charles "Chuck" Henson passed away peacefully in his home on September 16, 2018 at the age of 88.

As a student, Henson studied architecture and drafting at the University of Omaha. He transferred to BYU and began as a civil engineering major, later changing to theatre after working as a scenery painter.

Henson graduated with a degree in Speech and Drama in 1957 and was soon brought on as a special instructor of scene design at BYU. He continued his own education while teaching, graduating with a master's degree in theatre in 1959 and a doctorate in educational administration in 1980. He taught scene design and other aspects of technical theatre for the department until his retirement in 1992.

During his time at BYU, Henson also participated in planning meetings for the building of the Harris Fine Arts Center and offered his skills to many local and church organizations and projects, including the Provo planning commission and the creation of a new set for the Hill Cumorah Pageant.

Henson touched many lives throughout his career and will be missed by his family, his friends and the BYU community.

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