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Mary Jane Holmquist

December 31, 1927May 18, 2020

Mary Jane Holmquist

Mary Jane was born to Lee and Magdalena Schlabach, in Kalona, Iowa on December 31,1927. Her family consisted of six girls and four boys of which she was sixth. They moved west to the state of Oregon in 1937, where she enjoyed working outdoors with her dad on the farm. During WWII her parents operated a convalescent home where she earned spending money and purchased a correspondence art course. We have seen her love of art work throughout her life. In 1957 Mary Jane and Wilmer C. Holmquist were married. To this union was added daughters Lynette (Alan) Bliven and Karen (Daniel) Fraijo and son Peter Holmquist, followed by eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. MJ was an educator, Sunday School teacher, artist, poet and friend. Her final days were spent at La Canada Care Center where she was lovingly cared for by the nursing staff. She is proceeded by her parents, three brothers and four sisters. Survived by her sister Dorothy Ringer and brother Larry Schlabach.

Family is planning a Memorial Service.


  • Wilmer Holmquist, Spouse
  • Lynette Bliven, Daughter
  • Karen Fraijo, Daughter
  • Peter Holmquist, Son

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Mary Jane Holmquist

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Cheryl Tadevich

May 26, 2020

The fondest memory that I have of my Aunt MaryJane is, that she loved the Lord with all her strength and all her might. See you on the other side some sweet day Auntie!

linda Mize/King

May 22, 2020

Thinking about her the other day, and all the fun I had coming to your house... but I think my fondest memory is her telling me and writing down how to make her chicken soup. She usually sent a container home with me because I loved it so much and she would always say, I bring dignity to her humble pot of chicken soup. I still love the soup and make it often... brings back memories of eating it at her house.

Caleb Duron

May 22, 2020

She was the nicest lady. Had a very giving heart. I know she loved the Lord tremendously.
She always referred to me as her " special neighbor boy".
I appreciate her thoughtfulness through the years.


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