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Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation
1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 932-3000

Please Designate: Scholarship Fund

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Life Story / Obituary


Elizabeth Ann Holmes 87 of Traverse City and formerly of West Branch died Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Elizabeth was born on August 19, 1926 in Moline, Kansas the daughter of Paul Hiram and Mary Emily (Shupp) Brace.

Elizabeth graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She received her nursing degree from Henry Ford School of Nursing.

Elizabeth married Harry John Holmes in West Branch. She worked for a local doctor and retired as Director of Nursing at Tolfree Memorial Hospital (now, West Branch Regional Medical Center) in 1983.

Elizabeth was a member of the West Branch United Methodist Church. In her later years she moved to Traverse City. She enjoyed volunteering with the American Red Cross; the Tolfree Memorial Hospital and Munson Medical Center.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Mary Sue (Gary Lutz) Holmes, Ann (David) Schuman) Holmes and Paul (Kathy) Holmes; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Dixie Neier and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry John Holmes and sister, Enola Armstrong.

Cremation has taken place. The family will remember her privately with a burial in the Bookside Cemetery, West Branch. Memorial Contributions may be made the Grand Traverse Pavilions Scholarship Fund, 1000 Pavilions Circle, Traverse City, Michigan 49684. Please visit Elizabeth's webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a message with her family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City to handle the arrangements.