Henry H. Douma
March 2, 1928-March 2, 2018
Henry H. Douma entered heaven peacefully on March 2, 2018, on his 90th birthday. He was born March 2, 1928, to Hendrick and Geertje (Kok) Douma on his parents' farm in Hardwick. He served in the Army during the Korean War and met the love of his life, Georgia Stanfield, while at boot camp at Ft. Ord, Monterey, California. They were married in May, 1952. After Hank's service in the Army, they settled on their farm in Hanford, California, where they raised their children.
Hank retired from a lifetime of farming at age 62 and is remembered in the Hardwick community for his hard work, integrity, and being a good farmer. His great passions were his wife, Georgia, his family and sharing the Good News of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was known for his sense of humor and generous heart as evidenced by providing for the four Stanfield children after the tragic death of their parents. He was a faithful supporter of many charities including the Fresno Rescue Mission.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Jacob Douma, John Douma, Margaret Kramer, Folbert Douma and Wilmiena Lockhart and his daughter Margaret Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Georgia, children Sandra Higgins (Tom), Jackie Douma, Carol Braun, Dan Stanfield, Paul Stanfield (Vicki), Becky Stanfield and Rachael Colvin (Jeff), grandchildren Sarah Higgins McReynolds (Matt), Shannon Higgins Poti (Sal), Madelin Braun, David Stanfield (Rebekah), Nathan Stanfield (Jodie), Lauren Stanfield, Kristen Stanfield, Jared Colvin (Kayla), Megan Colvin Williams (Dan), Caleb Colvin, Ben Colvin, Danny Stanfield (Sarah), Jason Stanfield (Heather) and Wayne Wilson, and ten great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5-7 pm at People's Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty St., Hanford. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10 am at Grace Baptist Church, 946 Daphne Lane, Lemoore, CA with burial to follow at Grangeville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fresno Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1422, Fresno, CA 93716-1422.
Family and Friends are invited to view Hank's legacy at www.peoplesfuneralchapel.com and write condolences.
Services by People's Funeral Chapel