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FORT GIBSON – Virginia B. Holcomb, age 93, went peacefully home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 28, 2015, at her residence in Albuquerque, N.M. She is survived by her only child, Richard Holcomb and wife, Geraldine; four grandchildren, Amber, Adam, Amanda, and Michael and wife Stef. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Virgil C. Holcomb of Tahlequah; her mother and father, Lester and Beulah Estes; and her sister, Sue Floyd, all from Coalgate. She was born on May 6, 1922, in Atoka County and grew up in Coalgate. She attend Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, where she met her husband. During her life she loved to travel and had the opportunity to live throughout United States and in Germany while her husband was in the United States Air Force. Eventually, Virgil and Virginia settled in Oklahoma City, where she worked most of her career as an executive secretary for the president of the Federal Aviation Administration at Will Rogers International Airport. After many years, they decided to move to Alaska and 10 years later they both retired and moved to Tahlequah. Her life centered around God’s work in the various Baptist churches that her husband pastored. Her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was unshakable until the end of her life. She had a dry sense of humor, a kind heart and loved her grandchildren so very much. Also, she loved reading mysteries and was a published poet. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her. A short memorial will be held at Fort Gibson National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Those planning to attend, please contact Richard Holcomb at 505-301-6492 or r.holcomb001@comcast.net.
Published on  August 25, 2015
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