OBITUARY: Lucille Holmlund
September 11, 2012
December 19, 1923 – September 5, 2012
Lucille passed away on September 5, 2012, and is now with God in her heavenly home.
Lucille was born on December 19, 1923, to George and Amy Hoover in Adamsville, Kansas where she spent her early childhood. Her family later moved to Lodi, California, where she graduated from Tokay High School. She became a registered nurse and worked at Lodi Memorial Hospital for many years. She married Hugo Holmlund, and in 1954 they moved to South Lake Tahoe (SLT) where they started and operated several businesses, including the El Rancho Tallac Motel and Restaurant, The Farm House Restaurant, (both on Highway 89) and Hugo’s Dry Dock Mini Storage. Lucille and her family were among the early permanent residents of South Lake Tahoe.
Lucille enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Each trip she explored a new place with her family and friends. After returning home she would always say, “There is no prettier place than Tahoe.”
She was an active member of several service clubs in Tahoe; including Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, Business and Professional Women, Widowers Club, and the National Association of Porcelain Artists. She was an honorary member of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra. She was especially proud of her involvement in founding local scholarship programs.
Lucille led a service-oriented life with many projects; including knitting of “Caps for Kids,” knitting blankets and slippers for veterans, and hand painting memory boxes for hospitals in the area. She will be fondly remembered for her listening ear, big hugs, homemade pies, and for helping those in need with hot meals. She was happiest being of service to others, and will be remembered by her family for her generous spirit; being a dedicated homemaker, excellent cook, talented artist, creative storyteller and above all, a loving “Mom” and “Grandma.”
Lucille is predeceased by her husband Hugo Holmlund and her daughter Carole Crowder. She is survived by four of her daughters, Kid Fields of SLT; Heidi Grahm of SLT; Holly (Darrell) Uppendahl of SLT; and Lisa (Kevin) Callori of Elk Grove. Her nine grandchildren; Spencer (Lisa) Doherty of Cupertino; Theran Graham of San Jose; Justine Graham of SLT; Bret (Aly) Uppendahl of San Jose; Jarred (Melissa) Uppendahl of Portland, OR; Joel Uppendahl of Sacramento; Carissa Uppendahl of SLT; Christopher Parreira of San Jose; Brittany Callori of Elk Grove; and great grandson Levi Uppendahl of San Jose; along with two expected great grandchildren.
Please join us for a celebration of Lucille’s life at Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA on Saturday September 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests a contribution to the charity of your choice.