Obituaries

LouAnne HOLCOMB

Date of Birth

June 29, 1956
Watervliet, Michigan

Date of Death

February 16, 2013
Hartford, Michigan

LouAnne Holcomb, 56, of Hartford passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident.

LouAnne was born June 29, 1956, in Watervliet, the daughter of John and Betty (Vaughn) Smith. LouAnne was a loving wife to Vernon, whom she married on Oct. 4, 1986. She was a caring mother to her daughter, Sandra Holcomb of Hartford; son, Richard (Karolyn) Holcomb of Rock City, Ill., and daughter, Glenda (Robert) Damaske of Quinton, Va. LouAnne also cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren, Jared (Sara) Damaske, Justin Damaske, Tifany Holcomb, Alexis Holcomb, Brandon Holcomb, Austin McConnell, Taylor McConnell and Tony Braddock Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Caleb Damaske. LouAnne is also survived by her mother, Betty Smith of Coloma; sisters, JoAnn Vaughn of Hartford, Shirley Buckley, Sandra Wilcoxsin, Debra Smith and Nancy (Carroll) Bailey, all of Coloma, and Lisa (Joe) Sikes of Keeler; and brother, Dana Smith of South Bend, Ind. LouAnne also leaves behind her best friend, Tina (Art) MacGirvin of Watervliet, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and her church family.

LouAnne was preceded in passing by her father, John, and a sister, Brenda Smith.

LouAnne was a certified occupational therapy assistant at Cass County Medical Care Facility. She was a member of the Keeler General Baptist Church and had many hobbies, including Bible study, computer, women’s retreats and shopping.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Keeler General Baptist Church, where a celebration of life service will be held at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family are encouraged to do so at our web site at http://www.calvin-leonardfh.com.

She was a rock to her whole family, from her parents down to her great-grandchildren. She never knew a stranger – all were her friends. If you didn’t know about the Lord, she would make sure to tell you. She will never be forgotten. We loved her, Alleluia.

22 Responses to Obituaries: LouAnne Holcomb

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for LouAnne Holcomb in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to LouAnne’s family during their time of grief.

  • Christy Reid says:

    Lou Anne was such in inspiration to all of us. I will miss the morning text messages from her. May God bless

  • Kim Wilkins says:

    I love you and miss you Aunt Lou . You are a amazing woman and its going to be hard to move on with out you in our lives. To my family I love y’all

  • Yvonne (Bonnie) Infinger says:

    Vern & Sandy and the entire extended family, I love you all! – My love and prayers are with you now and will continue throughout this journey. Lou Anne was so much more than my best friend; she was my sister of the heart. Many fond memories and I’ll miss her voice and most of all her presence here. Knowing she’s walking with the Lord in heaven vs. witnessing his glory on earth has made this time somewhat bearable. Time never came between us and it’ll be just a flash until I see her again. God bless you and give you strength.

  • bruce e little says:

    god please look over loanns family she was our savoir next to you i’m going to miss you louann godbless ya and keep brenda laughing and storie too they loved you so much and godbless your family your husband vern and mom betty jo and your kids and grandkids.halilluejha

  • Debbie Bowren says:

    LouAnne was such and inspiration to everyone she was around. I’m lost for words because I loved her like a sister and she was always there for anyone who needed her. She always said good things about people, never a bad word about anyone. She loved her family and always said how proud she was of them. You couldn’t be sad around her for she would cheer you up in minute with her smile and laughter. She always called me a nut because I like to joke around but always said it was a good nut. LouAnne, you will be missed here very much but one day we will see you again.

  • les wrenn says:

    WELL LOUANN YOU ARE UP THERE WITH MY MOM & DAD, YOU WHERE LOVED & WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED BY EVERYONE YOU CAME IN CONTACT WITH. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS HAPPEN THE WAY THEY DO BUT SOMEONE HIGHER HAS PLANS FOR ALL OF US. ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I WAS THER TO VISIT BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES & WILL FOREVER. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU & YOUR FAMILY…. TRY TO KEEP MY PARENTS OUT OF TROUBLE… REST IN PEACE CUZ.. LOVE YA LES & FAMILY

  • Sherry says:

    Lou Anne was such a wonderful person and a dedicated Prayer Warrior. She was and will continue to be such an inspiration in so many peoples lives including mine. I know she is up in Heaven right now singing, rejoicing and praising just as she did down here on earth. Right now, I want to pray and ask GOD to please give peace to Vernon, Sandy, Betty Jo and the rest of the immediate family and extended families. I pray that he wraps his arms around you all and holds you tightly and helps you get through this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers and with you always and I am going to miss her so very much. She touched my heart all the time. I Love You and Miss you already Lou Anne!!!

  • Jessica Marie Carter says:

    I am gonna miss your inspirational post on Facebook dearly! Sometimes you would post things that made me feel like you knew what was on my heart at that particular time! I are rejoicing woth all the loved ones that have gone on before you! I love you cuz! God only takes the best!

  • Price, Judy, & Kristin Bradshaw says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. LouAnne will live on in our memories. She is forever The Hallelujah Woman. We will miss her.

  • Barb Kelly says:

    My best friend and sister in Christ. What an honor and a privilege to have known you the last 13 years. Always a smile always a listening ear always a prayer and an encouraging word. I’ll never forget how you touched my life and lives of my grandchildren. I love you and I will cherish all the memories until we meet again…HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU JESUS for letting Lou Anne be a pat of my life.

  • Brenda Bryan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known LouAnne a long time and she will be missed by an awfully lot of people. Her family is just the beginning, her extended family and her church family. She touched many, many lives. May God grant her family the peace that I know she has and may He hold them close to Him so that they may one day once again see her in His wonderful Heaven. God Bless you all! You are all in my prayers during this time of your loss.

  • Shirley Buckley says:

    hey louie, in case you forgot which i know you wouldn’t I LOVE YOU!!! you always knew just what to say when i needed you and you always took care of all of us THANK YOU we never said it enough to you, i miss you so much already. please continue to watch over us all. it comforts me somewhat to know that you are with the Lord whom you loved so much, i can see your big smile when you finally got to see him. I love and miss you so much and will always, Deedee

  • Kaitlyn Smith says:

    Oh my Aunt Louie Ville, I miss you so much and only words can explain how I’m feeling. You knew when to make me happy. I read your last prayer you sent me and it comforts me. How can I do this on my own. Growing up going to church with you was the best part of my life. You are the reason why I know about Jesus. I have so many memories of you. I loved when u would say Kaitlyn Danielle when I wouldn’t hug you or kiss ya on the cheek… and you would get me. I’m glad you were my aunt and I was so happy to tell everyone that you were my aunt and my role model. You are always in my life and in my heart. You loved when I speaked spanish to you and you would try to say what I would say. Lol good times and I will forever cherish them… tu eres en mi corazon. (You are in my heart) I love and miss you already. I wish u could come home but you are where you wanted to be. <3

  • kelly schuring says:

    Lou was an inspiration and always had a smile on her face- even though I hadn’t worked with her for several years she continued to send me e-mail devotionals and I will always remember her inspirational words. She was a great christ follower!!

  • Cynthia Vasquez says:

    Prayers go out for this beautiful family. May God give you comfort knowing that you can all see LouAnne again up in Heaven.
    I want to send a personal condolence to Lisa, her family, her Mom & Vernon. We are praying for you all and I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Love, Cynthia, Abel & Megan Vasquez

  • Colleen Fenner says:

    Dear family and friends:I did not know Lou Ann,I was a friend of Kathy. I just want to say,I am so sorry for your loss, and words cannot help the grief you feel. Only God can help your pain and I know that He is holding you all through this. Please know that my heart hurts for you, and you are all in my prayers,I truly meant it. God Bless and keep you.

  • wanda haus says:

    Louanne I miss getting up at 5am to see your post. you always had the right things to say.I do know you have helped alot of people here on this earth! Save that special spot for me because i looking forward to seeing you again some day. Like you said at your sister brenda’s memorial~~HALLELUJAH~~

  • Ed & MaDonna Martin says:

    Vern, You have our blessings. The Lord only takes the best.

  • Marlene (McCormick) Tompkins says:

    LouAnne and I were classmates and in Girl Scouts together. We always had a lot of fun and LouAnne always had a big smile. She truly loved her life. My heart goes out to her family who will surely miss her. Rest assured, she is smiling down on us from Heaven.

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