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Louise Holman

September 17, 1933 — December 28, 2022

Panguitch

Wenda Louise Sandin Holman peacefully passed away on December 28, 2022. She was reunited with her loving husband Laurel.

Louise was born on September 17, 1933 in Panguitch, UT to Lars Otto and Wenda Miller Sandin. She was the second of 4 beautiful girls. As a young girl, mom loved riding horses at the sheep herd where her father, Otto, herded for the Hatch family. She was often told by her father to stop riding the horse so fast because she looked like a "wild indian!"

As a teenager she worked at a record store on Center Street and at the RuMill Cafe as a waitress. She used all of her money to buy Janzen sweaters and Joyce shoes. Mom was a good student and had a lot of friends, especially many boy friends!

Louise attended Utah State University in Logan, UT and Thomas Dee Memorial School of Nursing in Ogden, UT. She graduated September 1955 as a Registered Nurse.

Dad was stationed at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, CO. He and a friend drove from Colorado to Logan, UT one spring weekend so that he and Louise could marry. They were married on May 28, 1954 in the Logan LDS Temple.

Louise moved with Dad to Anchorage, AK where he was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Elmendorf Military Hospital was where Louise began her 38 year career as a nurse.

Mom was employed at BYU Student Health Center and South Davis Hospital. In 1967 the Holman family moved back to Panguitch. She was employed at Panguitch Hospital and later Garfield Memorial Hospital where she was employed until her retirement.

Mom loved being a nurse. She loved people, hearing their stories, sharing in their sadness, seeing them heal, and then sharing in their gladness.

Mom was a strong active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many calling in various wards. Mom and Dad served a full time mission in the Switzerland, Zurich Mission assigned to the country of Albanina. She then served with Dad as he presided as President of the Albania, Tirana Mission. Mom and Dad served as ordinance workers in the St. George Temple from 2000-2013.

Mom loved sewing and was an expert seamstress. She made many beautiful quilts, fashionable clothing, and crocheted afghans. These skills were taught to her daughter and to her granddaughters.

Mom loved supporting her children and grandchildren in their various activities. At basketball games she would sit on the opposite side of the gym from Dad because of his outbursts toward the officials and the players!

Some of Mom's favorite activities were with her family at Lake Powell (she was a expert at knee boarding), Pine Lake, deer hunting, riding horses, fishing, planting flowers, and listening to beautiful music.

She is survived by her five children: Rick (Kaye) Holman, Cedar City, UT; Laurie (Lynn) Barnson, Sandy, UT; Machelle (Kip) Bigelow, Morgan, UT; Kelly (JoAnn) Holman, Panguitch, UT; and, Sue (Tyler) Hoskins, St. George, UT; Sister Virginia (Joe) Barton, Panguitch, Ut. She and Laurel have 23 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Wenda Sandin, her sisters Dorothy Crosby, and Mary Ann Bastian, and her great granddaughter, Ciara Goree.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd at 11:30 am at the Panguitch LDS Stake Center, 550 South 100 Wes, Panguitch, UT. Viewings will be held at the Stake Center, Monday, January 2nd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, January 3rd from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Internment will take place in the Panguitch City Cemetery.

Click this link to view additional details about Wenda's Services: https://my.gather.app/remember/louise-holman 

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Monday, January 2, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

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