CAROLE “HOLLIE” HOLDAWAY IWAMURA

Posted On October 24th, 2012 -

CAROLE HOLLIE HOLDAWAY IWAMURA
Born on June 8, 1934 in Provo, Utah slipped away peacefully in her sleep at home on October 19, 2012 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Hollie lived at various times in Utah, England, France, and California, but lived longest in Hawaii where she felt most at home. Hollie was a talented writer and poet. She also loved painting, crafts, dancing, old movies, travel and cruises. Hollie was always impeccably dressed, ready for all occasions. She found great joy and expressed her love in handcrafting gifts for family and friends. Hollie married Paul Tollestrup on December 11, 1954 and they later divorced. Hollie met Masami Iwamura at ballroom dancing, they fell in love, and married May 4, 1979. Hollie cherished her family and friends and she will be missed by the many people she has touched in her life. Hollie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and found great strength in her faith. Hollie is survived by her siblings: Leo & Beth Holdaway, Lynn Holdaway, Grant & Barbara Holdaway, Mary & Tex Searle, Patricia Parsons, Ardenna Holdaway; and her children: Kristie Browning, Andree Malang (Eddie), Scott & Shawna Tollestrup; and step- children: Judy & David Fukuda, Margie & Mike Nishina, Danny Tollestrup, Jason & Jessica Tollestrup, Derek & Rachel Tollestrup; 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; and countless nieces & nephews.. Hollie was preceded in death by her parents Norma Sumsion Christensen and Elmer Harold Holdaway; her husband Masami Iwamura; her son David Tollestrup; her siblings Jay Elmer Holdaway, Vicky Woods, Michael Holdaway, Deon Hulsey; and her chosen brother LeRoy Holdaway. The family would like to thank Hospice Hawaii and Ho’okele for their exceptional care during her illness. A huge Mahalo to her sister, Pat Parsons, who was able to be with Hollie so much of the past year, and to other family and friends who have sacrificed so much to extend help and support. Services will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Kahala Ward Chapel at 4847 Kilauea Ave, with viewing at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Provo, Utah.


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