Henrietta May Walter Barnes died Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, in Napa, Ca. She was 95.
Born Feb. 25, 1915, in Tomah, Wis., “Henny” moved to Pasadena, in the early ‘20s with her family. She is a graduate of the Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena and the University of California Los Angeles.
In 1924, her family purchased a summer cottage at 1104 E. Balboa Blvd. in Newport Beach, which later became her family’s fulltime residence. Affectionately called the “Crow’s Nest” after the house’s look-out tower facing Newport Harbor, the home was her residence for 84 years until she moved into assisted living in Napa in 2008.
According to a Sept. 1, 2006, article in the Orange County Register, Henny was the longest living resident in Newport Beach at that time.
Henny’s remains were interred during a private service at the Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar.
Henny is survived by a son, Albert R. Thompson of Napa; daughter, Altha J. Burts of Sunnyvale; and grandchildren, Esther Milo and Joshua Burts.