Dr. Gerard Noteboom was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Scheveningen of the Netherlands and died Feb. 24, 2011, at his home. He received his medical degree from the University of Leiden Medical Facility in the Netherlands. Gerard came to the United States to further his medical career. He served his internship from July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955 at St. Mary‘s Hospital in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He then completed his residencies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, the U.S. Army Medical Laboratory in Fort Meade, Md. and Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. Over the next 37 years, he worked with Dr. Arthur Buell Cairns private clinical laboratory, Methodist Medical Center of Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center, Southwestern Medical School, Presbyterian Hospital and Medical Center of Lancaster. Dr. Noteboom was also a partner in the Cairns-Noteboom-Garza Clinical Laboratory which later became the Noteboom Clinical Laboratory.
Upon his retirement, on April 28, 1998, the Clinical Laboratory at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie was named in his honor as the Dr. Gerard Noteboom Clinical Laboratory.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Greathouse Noteboom in 1991, and Dr. Elizabeth Haaland, who was a dermatologist for the Dallas area for more than 30 years. She passed away in December 2009. Gerard and Linda have four children, Willem Noteboom, Lisa Noteboom Khoury, John Buell Noteboom and Karen Hale. Dr. Noteboom is survived by his children and their spouses, Willem and Paula Noteboom, Lisa and Ramsey Khoury, John Buell and Jennifer Noteboom, and Karen Hale and her partner Jessica and son Jacob; grandchildren and spouses, Jason and Emily Noteboom, Jacob and Serenity Noteboom, Rula and Ramez Naber, Rana and Amjad Barhoumeh, George Khoury, and Laith Khoury, Sarah Noteboom and Austin Noteboom; great-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Eli Noteboom, Jake Vanderpool, and Jad Naber; his brother, Hans Noteboom; and many nieces and nephews.
At Dr. Noteboom’s request, his body was donated to U.T. Southwestern Medical School to further studies for future physicians. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel.
The family wishes to express special thanks to caregivers, Mallori Flake, Charlotte Fulton and Bailey Wilcoxson for the wonderful care and love they gave to “Opa” and to Odyssey Hospice of Waxahachie.
Memorials may be made to Opa’s favorite charity, Doctors’ Without Borders.