Date Honored: June 2003
She had more “best friends” than anyone I have ever known. She loved people, and respected such a diversity of individuals in such a way that when they got to know her, they would eventually become best friends. Holly’s gift of loving and caring for others probably came first from the family she was born into, and was strengthened over the years by her experiences of her career, marriage and childbearing. Her daughter Kate was her inspiration to be the best mother and hence, the best person she could be. Holly refused to be defined by cancer, and she showed the world no bitterness for the losses that came her way repeatedly through her long battle with the disease. Holly believed strongly that good relationships are the most important thing in life.