Lois Holz

Lois Holz

June 11, 1964 – July 2, 2020

Lois Holz, 56 of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on July 2, 2020. She was born to Edward and Barbara Bokamper on June 11, 1964.

Lois was a published author and held a Master’s in Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her passion for teaching showed in the way she talked of her students and the enthusiasm she brought to the classroom each day. She also lived for her grandchildren, Charlotte and Davis, as well as traveling and golf.

Lois is survived by her father, Edward Bokamper; children, Eric Brandt and Jessica Lahman; grandchildren, Davis Brandt and Charlotte Lahman; and siblings: Debbie, Sondra, Dan and Paula. She was preceded in death by mothers, Barbara and Janice. CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at a later date.


  • Ann Marie Weber Posted July 6, 2020 6:21 am

    Lois, you were an amazing person that I had the wonderful opportunity to work with. I will miss your advice, humor and stories of your grandchildren.

  • Gwendolyn Foster-Steen Posted July 6, 2020 8:37 am

    To the family of Mrs. Holz,
    I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your daughter, mother, and sister. Even though you may not understand why now, trust that God knew it was time for another fresh lively flower in his garden.
    I pray that God will comfort, strengthen, and guide you through the weeks and months ahead, as you internalize the void that Mrs. Holz has left in your hearts and family. I will keep your family lifted in prayer.

    Monroe Colleague
    Gwendolyn Foster-Steen

  • David Anderson Posted July 6, 2020 12:15 pm

    I’m going to miss her so much. She was such a nice lady. Lord, rest her soul. Sending up prayers for her family.

  • Gail Olson Posted July 6, 2020 6:32 pm

    She will be missed by all who knew her@ A wonderful person!!

  • Janelle Polito Posted July 6, 2020 9:47 pm

    I am saddened by the passing of Lois. There wasn’t a day she didn’t have a great big smile on her face at Monroe Middle School. Such a beautiful and caring woman. We will miss her tremendously. Prayers to her family and friends.

  • Boris Moore Posted July 7, 2020 7:01 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Holz for one year as principal of Monroe Middle School. Mrs. Holz was an outstanding teacher. She always knew how to motivate students to get the most out of them. She will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this challenging time. May God bless and comfort you.

  • Clara Barnes Posted July 7, 2020 7:55 am

    We will miss Lois here at Monroe Middle School. She was a dedicated educator. May the many memories of her smile and laughter bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead. I firmly believe in God’s word where he states in the book of Revelations 21:3, 4 that God “will wipe out every tear from (our) eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” He also give us the hope of being reunited with our dead loved ones in the future in the book of John 5:28, 29 which states “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…….to a resurrection of life”. Since God is a god who cannot lie and all his promises are true we can rest assured that he will do just as he has said. We can look forward to that future promise. I hope that you have peace and comfort knowing that so many are holding you and your family in their prayers.

  • PATRICIA HARRIS Posted July 7, 2020 11:52 am

    Mrs. Holz will be missed! I enjoyed the conversations and her input during our Department meetings. I appreciated her effort in teaching and preparing her students each day. My prayers to her family hat she leaves behind. I’m sure they’re very proud of the life she lived.

  • Leah Bassoff Posted July 7, 2020 9:44 pm

    I worked with Lois at the International School of Denver – we called ourselves the L&L team (Lois and Leah) and taught Language & Literature (L&L) together. Lois was a wonderful teacher and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her smile could light up a room. She absolutely loved her children and grandchild. I will miss her and am sending love and light to her family at this difficult time.

  • Richard Royal Posted July 8, 2020 10:20 am

    As a former colleague of Lois’ in Denver, I wish to send my condolences from afar to the family and friends of Lois. Whenever I spoke with Lois about her personal life, she beamed with pride and spoke at length about her love for her people. I found her to be a dedicated enthusiast for reading – and saw at first hand how she was able to help reluctant scholars improve and develop. Lois will be remembered fondly by those who appreciated her decency and sense of purpose.

  • Karen Kogel Posted July 8, 2020 7:53 pm

    Lois taught my 2 kids at the International School of Denver. My children adored her. She taught them so much. She relayed so many stories and always spoke about her children and grandchildren and how she was looking forward to spending more time with them. The ISD community is heartbroken to hear of her passing. Know that she will go down as a teacher that my children remember for the rest of their lives. Sending love and light….

  • Amalia Johnson Posted July 8, 2020 9:53 pm

    As the tears fall from my eyes I remember the last time they did in Holz presence at school where we worked together. She was always empathetic, nurturing, and genuine. This lady had a special act to know when something was wrong and would make sure to not let me walk by until she knew I was going to be okay. I will miss all the support, love, and generosity she bestowed. Love you lady!

  • Guillermo Alvarez Posted July 9, 2020 5:32 pm

    I worked with Lois at the International School of Denver too. She was always a great teacher and colleague. Her smile and the affectionate treatment of her students was wonderful. We always meet in her hours of study hall. Rest in peace.

  • Carrie Joe Posted July 9, 2020 5:43 pm

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Lois. I worked with her at the International School of Denver. Lois was kind and happy and was over the moon when she would talk to me about Charlotte and show me pictures of her beautiful grandbaby. I so wish Lois had more time with her so that Charlotte would really understand how much she was cherished. My heart goes out to her family. May she rest in peace.

  • Amelie Yellen Posted July 9, 2020 6:48 pm

    I worked at the International School of Denver with Lois. She was a wonderful colleague, we shared many a great conversation and good laughs, and a love for red clothing.She had a great sense of humor, often sharp, a strong personality which was delightful, and she was always very authentic and genuine.Her children and grand-children were her joy. Also, she was my son’s teacher and one of his favorite teachers.She touched our lives and I am grateful to have known her.I will miss her.Sending comforting and loving thoughts to her family and close friends in this difficult moments.

  • Cathy Brown Posted July 22, 2020 7:35 pm

    Lois and I taught at Mission Middle School . Lois was a caring and creatve teacher who gave much love to our students. She was an awesome team mate who made my days lighter. May she rest in peace.

  • Jennifer Sosa Posted August 16, 2020 6:48 pm

    We are heartbroken to hear of Lois’ passing. Lois taught my daughter, Olivia, English and yearbook club at International School of Denver . Lois was an amazing teacher and one of my daughter’s favorites. Lois helped Olivia to build on her love of writing and poetry. Lois will be missed by many. May she Rest In Peace. Our condolences to her family.

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