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Louis S Holbrook
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1917
Imperial County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2008
Yorba Linda
Orange County
California, USA

1917 - 2008

1919 - 2008

Long-time Santa Maria residents, Louis S. Holbrook and Dorothy Louise Holbrook [aka: Mollie], went to be with their Lord on Sunday, March 16th and March 9th, 2008, respectively. Having recently celebrated their 70th Anniversary, it is no surprise that their hearts beat as one.

Louis was born in Seeley, California on September 8th, 1917. Dorothy was born in a parsonage in Fremont, Ohio on August 18, 1919, the youngest and only daughter of seven children.

Theirs was a true love story, which was celebrated at the recent 'double memorial' tribute in Orange, California. Many grandchildren spoke of their cherished hallmark…they were hand-holders ~ rarely did you see them together that they were not holding hands. For the past two and one-half years, Lou stayed at Mollie's side as her life ebbed. Though outwardly robust, his advanced years were no match for the sudden onslaught of pneumonia which snatched his life in two short weeks. They are interred, side-by-side, at Bellevue Memorial in Ontario, California among generations of Holbrook family.

Although living in Yorba Linda near family at the time of their home-going, their vivid recollections of forty-one years spent in our valley remained a precious and sustaining memory. The Holbrooks moved to Santa Maria in 1964 with five of their seven children attending Lakeview and Righetti schools. The family was active at First Baptist Church where Louis was greatly instrumental in relocating the property to the present Santa Maria Way 25-acre site in 1968. He was a co-founder of Valley Christian Academy, and active in civic affairs. Older Santa Maria Times readership might recall the two year series which ran in the early '70s; 'The Cruise of the Houqua', published in the weekly Saturday Magazine, wherein he would send 'live' episodes of sailing adventures from around the world. He was a great and fearless adventurer.

Mollie was known for her gracious home and warm hospitality, leaving behind fondest memories of delicious meals and celebratory gospel musical evenings. Her selfless service to her elderly mother and father-in-law, seven children, many grandchildren and ebullient husband exemplified her faithful commitment to living out the Great Commandment; for this sacrifice was always done unto the Lord, her Lord, and overflowed with love to each life touched.

Lou and Mollie leave behind daughters Sherril Collins of Orange, CA; Virginia Carter of Azusa, CA; Michelle Winger of Santa Maria, CA; and their families, and sons, Norman Holbrook of Santa Barbara, CA; Mark Holbrook of Yorba Linda, CA; and Steven Holbrook of Niceville, FL; and their families. Eldest son, Thomas Holbrook passed away in 2007. Twenty three grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren will miss their special Grandpa Louie and Grandma Mollie more than words can say.

Earth received two special gifts…Now heaven gains them back.

Published in the Santa Maria Times on 3/21/2008.
Family links: 
  Roy C Holbrook (1885 - 1964)
  Helen Mayhew Holbrook (1886 - 1955)
  Dorthy Louise Holbrook (1919 - 2008)
  Georgia H Holbrook (1908 - 1924)*
  Gilbert Mayhew Holbrook (1912 - 1992)*
  Gene Emily Holbrook Bondello (1915 - 1987)*
  Louis S Holbrook (1917 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Bellevue Cemetery and Mausoleum
San Bernardino County
California, USA
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Record added: Mar 24, 2008
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Louis S Holbrook
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Louis S Holbrook
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