Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel

4675 SW Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR


Christine Jeannette Holzem

December 24, 1926February 6, 2020

Christine (Chris) Jeannette Holzem passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family members, February 6, 2020 at the age of 93.

Chris was born Dec. 24, 1926, in St. Vincent, Arkansas, where she was raised on a farm along with 1 brother and 6 sisters. She moved to San Francisco, CA at the tender age of 19. She worked for Southern Pacific for a number of years. She met a handsome young man, William J Holzem, and they were married May 13, 1950. They began raising a family in San Francisco and moved to Santa Clara, CA where they lived until 1969, then moved to Beaverton, OR. After establishing their home in Beaverton, Chris went to work for Lipman’s Dept. Store as an inventory controller until the store closed. Chris retired early and got the best job, helping take care of grandchildren!

Chris was an active member of St. Cecilia’s Church Ministries: St Gerard Guild, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Prayer Alert. She also was a member of St. Anthony’s Prayer Chain.

Chris is survived by her daughters, Mary Marcotte and Barbara Klein; sons William Jr., George, and Stephen; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren plus 2 on the way. Chris is preceded in death by her loving husband, William Holzem in 1989 and her son Thomas Holzem in 2004.

A rosary, mass, and reception will be held at St. Cecilia’s, 5105 SW Franklin, Beaverton, OR Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The rosary will begin at 10:30am, followed by a mass at 11am, with a reception after the mass, which will be followed by burial at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Portland, OR.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Chris's name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


  • Mary Marcotte, Daughter
  • Barbara Klein, Daughter
  • William Holzem Jr., Son
  • George Holzem, Son
  • Stephen Holzem, Son


18 February

Recitation of the Rosary

10:30 am - 10:50 am

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

5105 SW Franklin Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005

18 February

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Cecilia Catholic Chuch

5105 SW Franklin Ave.
Beaaverton, OR 97005

18 February

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mt.Calvary Catholic Cemetery

333 SW Skyline Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221


Christine Jeannette Holzem

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