Louise Holman Smith | PostIndependent.com

Louise Holman Smith

Louise Holman Smith passed away Jan. 6, 2007, In Grand Junction. She was born Ruth Louise Holloway, Aug. 27, 1938, in Ark City, Kan., the first of eight children born to Gilbert and Irene Holloway.Louise first came to Aspen in the early ’60s with her husband Wes Holman. She moved back to Kansas in 1963 but came back to the valley in 1968. She married Ralph Smith in 1990. She ran her own property management business in Aspen for more than 35 years.She was a giving person, a friend to many and always smiled. She was loved by many and will be surely missed by all who knew her. She was a member of The First Baptist Church (Crossroads Church in Aspen) since its beginning. She loved to sing and was in several choirs. She was a pillar of faith, an inspiration to many, and a friend to all.She is survived by her parents, now living in Aspen; children Butch and DeDe Holman of Lubbock, Texas; Carl Holman of Aspen; Jimmie and Diana Holman of Kalamazoo, Mich., Brian and Kimberly Holman of Grand Junction, Robert and Amy Holman of Kalamazoo, Joe and Michelle Holman of Aspen, and Holly Holman of Lubbock; brothers Kenney (Ann) Holloway of Ardmore, Okla., Charles Holloway of Aspen; Jimmie (Joyce) Holloway of Geuda Springs, Kan., Roy (Jan Holloway) of Aspen, and Bob (Becky) Holloway of Rapid City, S.D.; sister Charlotte (Ronald) Anderson of Chipley, Fla., and David (Paula) Holloway of New Castle; 10 grandchildren, three aunts and 17 nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Smith, and brother Kenney Holloway. A public viewing will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 11, at Crossroads Church, 728 W. Francis St. in Aspen.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Crossroads Church, with a celebration of life reception following the service.Her children ask that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center in care of Jan Gessele, Gideons International, or Crossroads Missions.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User