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Ann Elizabeth (VanAllen) Holmes

October 20, 1931 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 88)


Ann Elizabeth VanAllen Holmes, 88, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Born October 20, 1931, in Staten Island, NY.  Ann is the daughter of the late Albert David and Marion Nims VanAllen.  She graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a degree in Occupational Therapy. 

Ann is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bruce Alden Holmes, her two daughters Suzanne Holmes of Johns Island, SC and Melinda Holmes Meadows (Mark) of Watkinsville, GA, Two granddaughters, Whitney LeGate (Blake) of Smyrna, GA and Emma Meadows of Watkinsville, GA, two great granddaughters Finley Ann and Elizabeth Marie LeGate of Smyrna, GA, her brother, David Nims VanAllen (Margaret) of Exeter, NH, sister-in-law Martha-Jane Holmes Aldrich of Littleton, NH, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

After retiring, Ann and Bruce traveled the world together from the Alaskan glaciers to the Swiss Alps and beyond.  Daughter, Wife, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Great- Grandmother and Friend to many, Ann will be dearly missed.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

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