(1936 – 1978)
Henrietta Melton Bandy lived her brief life entirely in Lee County, Alabama. She was born and grew up in Opelika. As a young student at Opelika High School, Henrietta knew she enjoyed office work and began preparing for her future in that field by taking business courses.
After graduating from Opelika High School in 1954, Henrietta found a job right in her backyard. For several years, she was secretary, bookkeeper, and cafeteria manager at Jeter Street School in Opelika. She enjoyed the work but was attracted to Extension Service by more challenging duties as well as higher pay.
From 1965 until her untimely death in 1978, Henrietta Bandy diligently worked in the Lee County Extension office. Her skills were put to good use as she carried out her assignments. Evaluations of her performance always ranked her at the top in quality of work, knowledge of the job, dependability, and cooperation.
Everyone liked Henrietta and liked working with her. All her friends, family, and co-workers were saddened by her lengthy illness and early death. In recognition of her contributions, it is fitting to honor Henrietta M. Bandy by inscribing her name on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 232