Louise Mary Holdaway, a resident of Colville, passed peaceÂ¬fully from her life on June 2, 2012 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville. Louise was born on August 11, 1923 in Colville, the daughter of Richard and Katie (Paulson) Day.
Louise was raised on the family farm in Bruce Creek along with three brothers and three sisters. On July 12, 1939, she married Leonard Douvia in Colville. They moved to Seattle and then on to San Diego, CA. They returned home to Colville folÂ¬lowing his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy. Leonard and Louise were blessed with three children prior to their diÂ¬vorce.
Louise worked with pride and determination to raise and proÂ¬vide a loving home for her children. She worked at Porterâ€™s Polka Dot and, as a 15-year cook for the Colville School hot lunch program with her good friend, Louise Rogne. Louise spent those many years keeping Colville school children well-fed. She worked another 15 years for Barmanâ€™s DeÂ¬partment Store until they went out of business. At the same time, Louise took in ironing for 10 cents a piece and baked wonderful homemade cakes for $1, which her children then deÂ¬livered to their neighbors.
Louise married Jesse A. Holdaway on Dec. 14, 1956. Jesse preceded here in death.
Louise loved gardening, crocheting, sewing, cooking, canning and Little Jimmy Dickens. She always had candy in the jar and surrounded herself with photos of her family and loved ones. She always read the paper from â€śfront to backâ€ť and knew what was â€śgoing onâ€ť.
Louise is survived by her one sister, Helen Carson, Colville; three children, Pennay Sliman and her husband, Pete, Colville; Linda Clark, Colville; Dwight Douvia and his wife, Fran, Boise, ID. Louise welcomed each and every new grandchild, great- grandchild, niece and nephew with love.
Funeral service for Mrs. Louise Holdaway will begin with a visitation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Friday, June 8 at the Danekas FuÂ¬neral Chapel in Colville.
The graveside service will begin at noon, Saturday, June 9, at the Meyers Falls Cemetery in Kettle Falls. Pastor Shane Moffitt will officiate. Service will conclude with a celebration of life and fellowÂ¬ship at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 10 at the Addy Inn. All are invited to attend.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Ronald McDonald House. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestÂ¬book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.