Jean Marilyn Natelborg

jean natelborg

Jean is survived by six siblings, Roger, Marjorie Schwartz, David, Kathy Bayens, Paul and Sharon Burgers.  

She was the wife of Bob Natelborg and mother of Terri Dykstra, Dan and Alan. 

She was grandmother to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Jean had a childcare business that she operated from her home for about twenty five years.  She enjoyed spending time at her mountain cabin where she would feed her critters and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. 

Jean's Memorial service will be at the First Christian Reformed Church, 1814 S. Emerson St., Denver, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

There will be a reception following the service.

In lieu flowers, please send donations to:

Denver Christian School , 3893 S. Teller St., Lakewood, CO 80235


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  1. Bob and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jean's passing, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Holy Spirit sustain you in this difficult time.

  2. Bob,

    I am saddened by and hurt for you over your loss of Jean. I know nothing can fill that hole in your life, but I'm praying that God will comfort you in a way that will be incredibly tangible and healing for you. I'm praying as I write this.

    I don't think we've talked since graduation but you are one of only a few that I can honestly say I think and wonder about at least 3 or 4 times a year. My memories of you as a friend at CCHS are nothing but positive. I cherish them very much. I'm sad that this is the occasion that prompts me to reach out to you.

    Please know that I'll be praying for you often in the days ahead.

    Blessings, comfort and peace to you, my friend,


  3. Jean and I were high school friends. We lost contact as I moved away. I have fond memories of our times together.

  4. Jean cared for our son, Paul Hornbrook, in her home daycare from when he was about 20 months old until he went to preschool. She created a calm, loving atmosphere among the five boys in her Care at the time. She and Bob also cared for Paul a couple of weekends to allow us to get away. Paul, now 30, loved being with both of them and learned kindness and thoughtfulness from spending time there. Our hearts are full of gratitude to Jean and Bob and sympathy for Bob and the family. —Lynda McNeive, Lynn and Paul Hornbrook

  5. Dear Bob and family,

    Jean took safe and loving care of my two daughters, Danielle and Nicole from 1978 for years. We were so grateful that she was there, faithfully and sweetly. What a job she had and did so well! We still smile about her putting the pop corn popper in the middle of the room off the kitchen and taking the lid off so the corn flew everywhere.

    May many blessings come to you as you navigate through the coming days without her physical presence. Take care,

  6. Dear Bob and family,

    I am truly saddened to hear the the news of Jean's passing. She watched my brother and I as infants for many years in the early 70s through grade school. I have so many fond memories at the Natelborg home and family. Jean will be deeply missed. May the good lord comfort you and your wonderful family during this difficult time.

    With love, the Hoovers

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