Henrietta Noteboom

Henrietta Noteboom, a lifelong resident of Lynden, is celebrating 90 years on Oct. 28, 2108. She and her husband Donald Noteboom raised three children and she now has 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Henrietta grew up at First Christian Reformed Church and still loves attending with her family. In high school she worked at the Lynden Department Store, then later for McLain Drug. She had frequent dates with “the boy with the farm truck who gave her rides to school” and eventually married Don. They lived on the Nolte Road for 13 years, then moved to the Noteboom family dairy where Henrietta was a stay-at-home mother. While raising her children she was a 4-H leader, PTA member and Calvinette leader. She enjoyed canning, baking and gardening and later held part-time jobs at Ace Hardware and Dutch Mothers. Her home was always a warm one, filled with visitors and one that hosted many Christmas parties. All her grandchildren always asked to go to Grampa and Gramma’s house. Henrietta has had a life blessed by “2’s”. She has had many sets of twins, with her most recent great-grandchildren being born to a grandson whose nickname has been “2” for years. She also has two siblings. Most notable is the pair she made with Don, affectionately known together as “Duck and Hen.” They traveled across the United States and Europe, as well as enjoying many ball games of their favorite teams, the Seattle Mariners, Washington State Cougars and Lynden Lions. Henrietta now resides at the Lynden Manor, enjoying old and new friends, keeping up with her family and enjoying a hearty laugh.