HOGETERP, Maria Hendrika (Groeneweg)

September 30, 1938 – April 04, 2012

After a lengthy battle with cancer, the Lord called our beloved wife, mother, Oma, and sister home to be with Him at the age of 73. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Hendrik (Henry) Hogeterp Jr., and her children; Christina (Terence), Tim (Edna), her grandchildren Hanna, Kristen, Lucas, Mattias, and Elliott, and a number of her siblings. Rita was born in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, and was the youngest of 10 siblings. She immigrated to California in 1956, and later moved to Washington State. She met Henry, the love of her life, through a Christian dating service. They were married January 5, 1973 and moved to Abbotsford. Rita was a very giving person always putting others needs in front of her own. She spent countless hours volunteering at the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, MCC, and contributed to over 50,000 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Her lasting legacy is her faith in her Lord and service to others. She loved her family greatly, was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed tremendously by all her family and friends. A viewing will take place from 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday April 10, 2012 at Alternatives Funeral Home 3070-275A St., Aldergrove. A celebration of Rita’s life will be held at Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church 35063 Page Rd., Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse,


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