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McEwen, Oregon

Margaret Holcomb, 94, died July 13, 2004.

A celebration of her life will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McEwen Bible Fellowship. There will be a potluck dinner afterward.

She and her twin sister, Margie, were born on June 30, 1910, at Newberg to Homer and Effie Hutchins. She married Vero Baird in 1927. They had three children: Robert, Corinne and Phillip.

In 1946, she married Ralph P. Holcomb. They had a daughter, Nancy. Ralph died on Dec. 17, 1997.

Margaret, who was lovingly known as “Maggie,” was a cafeteria cook at Churchill School for many years. She was well-known for her delicious cinnamon rolls. She also gained recognition for creating more than 100 crocheted afghans, which she presented to her friends and relatives.

Margaret’s good-natured humor added to her home, where she often entertained her many friends and family. One of her favorite pastimes was camping, which she was able to enjoy just two weeks ago at Phillips Lake.
She was strong in faith and was a member of McEwen Bible Fellowship. Private family interment will be later at the Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Corinne, and her husband, Mike Fuzi, of Coolin, Idaho; her son, Robert Baird, and his wife, Fran, of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; daughter, Nancy, and her husband, Robert Smith of Baker City; daughter-in-law, Joanna Baird of Sequim, Wash.; stepchildren, Ralph H. Holcomb, and his wife, Velma, of Baker City, Doris Baum of San Jose, Calif., and Velora Morton of Eugene; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph; 10 brothers and sisters; and her son, Phil Baird.
In lieu of flowers, at Margaret’s request, donations may be made to the McEwen Bible Fellowship, 15403 Sumpter Stage Highway, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 16, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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