May 15, 1923 — September 8, 2017
NOVI, Mich. — Henrietta H. Latimer passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at St. John Providence Park Hospital after a brief illness. She had been living in an Erickson Living Community for 14 years in Novi, Michigan.
Born Henrietta Katherine Hubbard on May 15, 1923 in Preston, Maryland, Caroline County, she was one of four daughters of Mary E. Reynolds Hubbard and Thomas Lawrence Hubbard.
Henrietta lived in Hurlock, Maryland, Dorchester County, during her childhood years and graduated from Hurlock High School in 1940. Henrietta graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1944 and immediately enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps as a second lieutenant serving in World War II.
She married Clarence V. Latimer Jr., M.D., of Deposit, New York on Aug. 1, 1946, having met at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In 1948, they settled in Hudson Falls, where 'C.V.' had a family medicine practice from 1948 to 1973.
She was very active in volunteering in her local community and co-chaired many school groups and boards. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, where she served on many committees, including the Women's Association (as president and trustee), as Sunday School teacher and treasurer and as church secretary. She worked at local bloodmobiles, town and church rummage sales and fundraising projects. She enjoyed being a Brownie, Girl Scout and Boy Scout den leader for many years.
She was a member of the Glens Falls Hospital Guild and the Association of Retarded Children, where she was president many times. In 1969, she was named Woman of the Year by the local Business and Professional Women's Association.
In 1976, Henrietta and C.V. were recipients of the Hudson Falls Chamber of Commerce's annual Flowers for the Living Award as "a husband and wife team who have made a real impact on our community for the past 27 years."
During her moves, she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Albany, New York, and the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, Michigan.
Her passions, besides family and friends, included volunteering, sewing, reading, stenciling, traveling, playing bridge, family genealogy, gardening and entertaining.
Henrietta was predeceased by her husband of 54 years; a son, Lawrence Latimer; and sisters, Florence Tarr and Andasia Haglund.
She is survived by her sister, Lucille Hubbard of Novi, Michigan; daughter, Andasia Latimer (William Soens) of Farmington Hills, Michigan; and son, Chris Latimer (Patricia) of Rock Hill, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Jordan Soens (Olivia) of Westland, Michigan, Jonathan Soens of Troy, Michigan, and Jay Latimer of Rock Hill, South Carolina; a great-granddaughter, Eliana Andasia Soens; and several nieces and nephews.
She donated her body to the Wayne State University Body Bequeath Program. She will be laid to rest in the Moss Street Cemetery in Hudson Falls, next to her loving husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fox Run Resident Care Fund, Fox Run Department of Philanthropy, 41200 Fox Run, Novi, MI 48377.