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Viola Montoya Holloway Woken
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1933
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 2012

Viola Montoya Holloway Woken, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the age of 79. Viola was born on August 12, 1933 in the Old Sawmill neighborhood of Albuquerque, between a dairy, alfalfa fields and the sawmill. Viola attended North 4th Street grade school, Washington Junior High, Albuquerque High School graduating in 1951, and Western Business School. Viola was a legal secretary in Albuquerque and Mississippi, and spent 38 years with Kirtland AFB, retiring from AFOTEC in 1992. Viola married Robert Holloway in 1953 and was blessed with three wonderful children and four grandsons, Robert and his wife, Lise, grandson, Kyle Holloway, daughter, Angelique and her husband, Steve Curtis, grandson, Austin Ginn, son, Joseph and his wife, Amy and grandsons, Caleb and Nathaniel Holloway. Viola married DuWayne Woken in 1992, acquiring three beautiful step-daughters, Lorrie, Joan and Deanna, three step-grandchildren, Chad, Brittany and Adam and two great-grandchildren, Karma Rose and Mason. Viola loved horses and the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Viola was a member of the Silver Saddles Riding Club, riding often in the State Fair parades, and was also a member of the Sandia Civitan Club for 28 years. Viola was named the Civitan Volunteer of the decade for the 1980s. Viola loved travel and enjoyed trips across America, Europe and Mexico several times by air, land and sea. Viola was preceded in death by her two husbands, her parents, Veronica and Joseph Montoya, plus many uncles, aunts, cousins, and a step-daughter. Viola is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, sisters, Priscilla Randal and Barbara Pounds, two aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many beloved friends who will miss her greatly. Viola was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 Gold Ave SE, where a service is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. A reception at the church parish hall will follow after the service, with the burial concluding at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Immanuel Lutheran Church. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Robert E Holloway (1930 - 1980)
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101925689
Viola <i>Montoya</i> Holloway Woken
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