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Marguerite "Mag" L. Holland

Marguerite “Mag” L. Holland, a longtime resident of both Granby and Grand Lake, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at St. Anthony’s Central Hospital in Denver. Mag was born in Watkins, Colo., in 1923, the seventh of eight sisters and graduated from Aurora High School at the age of 16. She attended Parks College in Denver.

She married Eugene Kenneth Holland in 1943, and they lived in Southern California. While in California she enjoyed distance swimming in the ocean and obtained a private pilot’s license. Her only child, Michael was born in 1946. Her family relocated to Grand Lake in 1947 as her husband had strong ties to that area.

She was always an advocate of outdoor activities and with extensive family and friends she quickly learned to ski once arriving in Grand Lake. She was one of the founders of the Sunrise Slalom snow/water ski event that took place in the 1950s and ’60s on Trail Ridge and Grand Lake. She enjoyed cross country skiing and then snowmobiling as times changed.

Upon arrival in Grand Lake in 1947, she began working at the Grand Lake Electric Utility, which was absorbed by Mountain Parks Electric in Granby where she continued until her retirement at age 62. She dearly loved her extended family of all the employees at Mountain Parks. After her retirement she renewed her interest in playing bridge and was very active with the game for several years.

Mag loved her family dearly and is survived by her son Mike, his wife Lori and grandsons Ryan Holland and Scott Holland and great-grandson Adam Holland and more cousins, nieces and nephews than she could count.

Visitation will be held today, Feb 4. at Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary in Hot Sulphur Springs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 5, at Trinity Church in the Pines in Grand Lake. Her final resting place will be in the Grand Lake Cemetery next to her husband.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary, Hot Sulphur Springs.

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