TACOMA, Wash. — Maryann passed away peacefully in her loving husband's arms, blanketed by her family, on Jan. 7, 2008, at Tacoma Lutheran Home.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1944, in Osakis, Minn., to Frank Wayne Thornton and Anna Marion Boesen. She graduated from Osakis High School in 1962, and married her husband Alan Holl on Dec. 5, 1963. Maryann earned her Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus in 1994. Maryann enjoyed riding her Goldwing motorcycle, reading, nature walks, playing her guitar, and spending time with her family. She was compassionate and devoted to early childhood education and many community groups, including Fibromyalgia Support Group, Treasurer of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge #33, Franciscan Hospice, and many others.
She is survived by her husband Alan Holl, her brother Dennis (Lovie), children Ann (Todd) and Kris, and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Tacoma.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be donations to Franciscan Hospice or Tacoma Lutheran Home.