Beatrice J. Holmes

Private interment for Beatrice J. Holmes, 92, Lawrence will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylmar, California. She passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.

Beatrice was born February 28, 1922 in Danville, Illinois the daughter of Charles P. and Beatrice P. (Gray) Erb.

She resided in Sunland, CA from 1945 to 1994. She then moved to San Jacinto, CA where she lived from 1994 – 2009, and in 2009 moved to Lawrence.

She was a homemaker.

She married Donald E. Holmes in 1941. They were married 69 years before he passed away in 2000.

Survivors include one son, Edward C. Holmes and spouse, Emily J. Butterfield, Edmond, OK; one daughter, Anita J. and husband, Robert Markley, Lawrence; five grandchildren, Ian Markley, Lauren Markley, Renee Holey, Robin Byus, and Adrianne Lorenz; and 12 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna J. Darrow.

8 Condolences

  1. Barbara Shepherd on October 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    i just friended her on Facebook to find this. So sorry for your loss. Another reunion in heaven for a Sunland Baptist. May God bless her family

  2. Lonnie Whitten on October 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    So sorry to read this. Bea was one of my favorites from Sunland First Baptist. Man blessings to you all.

  3. Linda Connelly Johnson on October 17, 2014 at 12:26 am

    So sorry to hear of Bea’s passing. My heart goes out to you Anita and Ed and families. She was one of the great generation of Sunland Baptist for sure. I’m certain they are having one great reunion in heaven!

  4. Carole (Lane) Billau on October 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Anita, Ed and family I am praying that you feel comfort and love during this difficult time. Your mother was so beautiful both inside and out. She was a loved woman of God. I am sure she will be welcomed with open arms from the Pathfinder’s who have gone before her. The family, I know, will feel a great loss, but I know the memories of the love she gave each one of you will always be cherished and get you through the sadness at this time. May God bless you all.

  5. Marilyn Windham on October 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Bea and I joined the Hemet Women’s, in Hemet, Ca. the same year 1998. Bea was elected president in 2004. We had a wonderful
    group of friends. We attended First Baptist Church, in Hemet
    together for many years. Our husbands always enjoyed our group
    together. Bea loved her family and was a devoted wife and Mother. She is with our Lord now. So sorry for your loss, she will be missed by so many.

  6. Ellen Clegg on October 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. Bea was the almost the last of my mother’s generation of cousins. She was greatly loved.

  7. Cassie Castleberry on November 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you family for the obituary. Bea and Don were such great neighbors when we lived next door in Sunland. Moving away from Sunland kept us from keeping in touch except for Christmas cards. So grateful to have had your folks in my life. Love, Betty (Cassie) Castleberry

  8. Dorothie Crowley on November 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Bea was a great lady and one of my favorite people in the world. George and I lived near Bea and Don in San Jacinto and enjoyed their company. We made many trips with them when we took our trailer and Vans on road trips together.

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