Henry H. Doornbos (1932 - 2014)

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Henry H. Doornbos, 81, of both Manhattan, Mont. and Yuma, Ariz., went to Heaven on Jan. 19, 2014. He was born to Carrie (Dykema) and Heino Doornbos on Dec. 13, 1932 in Bozeman.

Henry graduated from Gallatin County High School in 1952. After graduation, he joined the Army for two years and was stationed in a tank division in Germany during the Korean War. Upon returning, he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a fireman for one year. After that, he worked for the phone company for 35 years until retiring in 1992.

On April 5, 1958, Henry married the love of his life, Janice Martin. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Barbara and Martin, who in turn blessed them with five grandchildren.

Throughout his life, Henry was an active member of the volunteer fire department, the American Legion, and the Masons. Above all else, Henry had a real gift for helping people. They benefited from his handy man skills, big heart, and warm personality.

Henry is survived by his loving wife, Janice, and two children, Barbara (Roberto) Irribarren and Martin (Toni) Doornbos. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Robert and Jonathan lrribarren and Sarah, Michelle, and Jeffrey Doornbos. In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Genevieve (Wayne) Medendorp, Alvin (Donna) Doornbos, Carolyn (Bill) Gras, Elva (Jim) Schaper, and Jerry (Betty) Doornbos.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Don, Clarence, and Marvin Doornbos.

A celebration of life was held on Friday, Jan. 24 in Yuma, Ariz. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Gallatin Valley Baptist (Keystone) Church, 1085 Yadon Road, Manhattan, Mont. Graveside services will then be held at Meadow View Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Gallatin Valley Baptist (Keystone) Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the .
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 22, 2014
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