Marjorie Holtz, 79

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Marjorie Mae Holtz, 79, of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Mountain City, Nev., died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, after a battle with cancer.

Memorial graveside services will be held Friday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home.  Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.  

Marge was born in Nebraska June 7, 1927, to John and Agnes Murray.  She moved with her family to Weiser during the dustbowl. 

It was in Weiser that she met and married the love of her life, Don Holtz in 1948.  In 1955 they moved to Mountain Home and raised their family. 

Marge was active in the school as a room mother, Girl Scouts, American Legion Auxiliary and Eastern Star.  She owned several businesses in Mountain Home including a record store, antique store and fast food restaurant.  She was one of the women who helped raise money for the golf course the city was building in the early 1960s.

In 1980 Marge and Don moved to Mountain City, Nev. There they owned the Miner's Café.  After Don's death in 1988 Marge closed the restaurant and worked for the post office. 

In 2000 she moved back to Mountain Home to be closer to her family.

"Marge was a loving mother, devoted wife and good friend," her family said. "Her great grandchildren called her Great Marge and she definitely was great to her family."

She is survived by: her three children, Susan Franceski and husband John of Aurora, Colo., Stan Holtz and wife Carolyn of Mountain Home, Ron Holtz and wife Michele of Hollister, Calif., six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Holtz.