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Mary Anita Holladay, 57, of Canyon City, a former Unity resident, died Feb. 21, 2001, at Twin Falls, Idaho.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Driskill Memorial Chapel at John Day. Pastor Dennis Sams will officiate. Interment will be in the Canyon City Cemetery.

Mrs. Holladay was born on Oct. 30, 1943, at Hillsdale, Kan., to Jim and Mildred DeMastus. She moved to Unity with her family shortly after her birth. She attended elementary school at Unity and was a 1961 graduate of Hereford High School.

She married Everett Holladay on Feb. 17, 1962, at Ontario. They moved to John Day in 1963.
She worked as a secretary for the Grant Independent School District superintendent at John Day and as an insurance agent for North Coast Life Insurance. She retired in 1988.

She was a member of the Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary, the City Council at Canyon City, the Elkettes and the Nazarene Church. She enjoyed antiques, travel, bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Everett Holladay of John Day; her mother, Mildred DeMastus of Baker City; her sons, Bill Holladay of Corvallis and Schann Holladay of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Jim Bob DeMastus of Baker City and Bill DeMastus of La Grande; sisters, Beverly Anderson of Boise and Wanda Arriola of Bridgeport; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim DeMastus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Platelet Disorder Support Association, P.O. Box 61533, Potomac, Md., 20859.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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