Fay Grace Holstein

HOLSTEIN, Fay Grace, Jul 15, 1925 – Jul 13, 2011. Fay Holstein was born July 15, 1925 in Leahy, Washington, to Cummings Adams and Argie Goldie (Martin) Campbell. Her father died in 1927 when Fay was 2 years old. She learned to cook on a cook stove using sagebrush and branches. Although Fay claimed to dislike cooking, she was an excellent baker of all types of pies and cakes and was known for her outstanding potato salad. Fay loved her family and could always be counted on to be a strong supporter of her children and grandchildren. Both Howard and Fay were always present and supportive for the grandchildren’s events. She was an advocate for the children in the country school, driver for all high school sporting events, Bible School and Sunday School teacher, sewer of prom dresses, and exerciser of 4-H sheep. The value of honesty was persistently preached to her children. Fay’s humble beginnings and guidance from her mother led to strong religious convictions. She held cleanliness secondary only to godliness. The manufacturers of cleaning products are bound to feel a downturn in their profits. As a wife, Fay shared in the responsibilities of farm life by helping with irrigation, mowing, painting, preparing huge lunches for hired men, and cutting weeds out of beans. In spite of her participation on the farm, Fay was able to transform herself into someone Howard was proud to take to PCA functions and the church couples’ club. Special to her heart were the long-standing friendships of fellow members (and spouses) of the Dandy Dozen extension club. Once Fay moved to Walnut Grove Retirement Village, she was fortunate to have a new-found friend in Betty Edstrom who had been an acquaintance from Wahoo. Upon a subsequent move to Heritage Pointe, Fay discovered support and loving care from both staff and residents. Fay’s quiet and caring presence will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Fay was preceded in death by her husband, Howard K. Holstein. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Milks; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kenneth and Susan Holstein; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Kenneth L. Person; grandchildren: Brian Holstein, Krista Peterson (Patrick), Lauren McConnell (Gregory), Andrew Milks, Matthew Person and Kendra Person; nieces and nephews. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Monday, July 25, 10am, Evergreen Memorial Park. MEMORIAL SERVICE Monday, July 25, 11am, Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114 St. The family will receive family and friends Sunday, July 24, 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Lutheran Church of the Master or charity of your choice.

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