Margaret Holman |

Margaret Holman

Graveside services for Margaret G. (Holzknecht) Holman will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

Mrs. Holman died Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Grass Valley. She was 82.

She was born on July 20, 1920, in Libby, Mont., and as a young child, moved with her family to Stockton. After attending college in Oakland, she entered the banking profession and in 1942 married William F. Holman Sr. During her career, she gained recognition as the first woman vice president and manager of Barclay’s Bank. The Holmans moved to Nevada City in 1986 where she continued her affiliations with numerous organizations, including Soroptimist International and the Grass Valley Museum. She was a past member of the Mission Cities Association of Professional Mortgage Women. She organized and attended the annual family reunions. She also belonged to the Sacramento Jazz Society and attended the weekend of classic jazz every year. She enjoyed her garden, collecting art, and preparing food and entertaining family and friends. She also collected books covering all aspects of the culinary arts. She was featured in The Union in 1998 for her creative appetizers and finger foods.

She is survived by her son, William F. Holman Jr. of Nevada City; brother, Ralph Holzknecht of Mountain View; sister, Ruth Gracie of Oakland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1988.

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