ROSEMEAD, CA – Harold Charles Henry passed away Oct. 20, 2005 in Arcadia, Calif., at the age of 93.
He was born April 16, 1912 on a farm in Carlisle, Iowa. After graduating from the University of Denver with a B.S. in accounting, Henry opened his first auction company, Denver Auto Auction. In 1951, he moved to Los Angeles and opened the Los Angeles Dealer Auto Auction in Rosemead. His wife of 25 years, Ann, worked at the auction until her death in 1975.
Recognized as a leader in the remarketing industry, Henry became president of the Western Auto Auction Association and the National Auto Auction Association.
In 1982, Henry married Dorothy Davis, who passed away in 1999. In 1985, Henry suffered a severe stroke. A year later, after 35 years in business, Henry sold the auction to General Electric Capital. The auction is currently owned by Manheim and is known as Manheim’s Los Angeles Dealer Auto Auction.
Visitation services will be held at Rose Hills Mortuary Stateroom Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Gate #1. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.