Henrietta Arguello Obituary
Should have been in movies Garfield, Joanne, Henrietta and Dave

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In Memory of

Henrietta P. Arguello

January 14, 1943 - October 5, 2011
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When Henrietta P. Arguello walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Henrietta was and how she impacted those around her. Henrietta was clever and head strong who always liked to have her way. Henrietta was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.       Henrietta was born on January 14, 1943 at home in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Henry and Martha Romero. Henrietta was raised in California. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Henrietta might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that when she gave you that "look" you knew you were in trouble.       Henrietta was raised with five siblings, Garfield, Dave, Joanne, Gloria and Danny. Henrietta was very accepting and supportive of her family. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Henrietta was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Henrietta well in her adult life and, along with her wit, strong personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her.       As a young girl, Henrietta was...
When Henrietta P. Arguello walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Henrietta was and how she impacted those around her. Henrietta was clever and head strong who always liked to have her way. Henrietta was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

      Henrietta was born on January 14, 1943 at home in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Henry and Martha Romero. Henrietta was raised in California. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Henrietta might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that when she gave you that "look" you knew you were in trouble.

      Henrietta was raised with five siblings, Garfield, Dave, Joanne, Gloria and Danny. Henrietta was very accepting and supportive of her family. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Henrietta was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Henrietta well in her adult life and, along with her wit, strong personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her.

      As a young girl, Henrietta was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Henrietta was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. She was in the choir. Henrietta had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she and the many childhood friends she shared might discover.

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Henrietta was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Henrietta was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others and always very generous. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. While growing up, some of her best friends were Lita, Dorothy and Nancy.
     
 On December 31, 1984 Henrietta married Mike Anthony Arguello at the Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. Henrietta's skill at “building bridges” played an important role in her ability to make her new family happy. She was quite sensitive towards Mike's needs, showing her constant concern and fondness. Henrietta was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served her well in helping to nurture her family.

      Henrietta was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Henrietta, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Arguello home. Henrietta's skill at understanding her children's feelings, her sensitivity to their needs, and her gift for gentle persuasion enabled her to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Henrietta was blessed with five children: two daughters, Martha & Sally and three sons, Steve, Tony and Jo Jo.

      Henrietta was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was a cook and dietician. She was employed for St. Rose Hospital. Henrietta was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. Henrietta had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Henrietta's fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor.

      Because Henrietta loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were spending time with family. Henrietta had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, Henrietta's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

      Henrietta's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Henrietta took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Her favorite vacations included fishing, camping and bike riding.

      Henrietta was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Lola, a chihuahua, was a best friend for 5 years. Her family was rounded out by her two dogs, Lola and Max.

      When Henrietta's retirement finally came on November 1, 1998, Henrietta handled it the way she usually did. She adapted and, like everything in her life, made it satisfying. Because she was such a flexible person and able to adjust to any situation, retirement was just another enjoyable change of pace for Henrietta to master. In retirement, she found new pleasure in spending time with her grand kids. Even in retirement, Henrietta continued to stay in touch with her old friends and like always, made plenty of new ones.

      Henrietta Arguello passed away on October 5, 2011 at St. Rose Hospital, Henderson, Nevada. She was very strong fighting her illness. She is survived by 5 children, 22 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Services were held at Palm Mortuary. Henrietta was laid to rest in Henderson, Nevada.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Henrietta. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Henrietta Arguello for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Henrietta was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with her loved ones.

"I love you Grandma..." Alexandra Castillo (Henderson, NV)

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