Claudia Holtz

Obituary of Claudia Lynn Holtz

Claudia Lynn Holtz, Mom, was taken home to heaven on March 1, 2019 after suffering multiple
strokes and a massive staph infection and pneumonia. Mom turned 74 years old on Valentine’s Day.
She impacted many, many people with her compassionate and loving heart. Her time was spent over
the years in numerous outreaches. Mom enjoyed leading a 4-H Club based out of her home, Luther
League Youth Group at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Friday Morning Prayer Breakfast in Reardan
WA. She also cleaned houses for many years and her older clients became friends who she then cared
for beyond cleaning their homes. Mom enjoyed her time as a Reardan-Edwall School Board Member for
several years. The SPEAR organization was very dear to mom as she was part of many promising changes
to benefit at risk children. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan WA for many
years and most recently St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Spokane where she loved offering her help in the
Altar Guild. Lutherhaven held a special place in mom’s heart and she dearly loved her time spent there
for the Cut, Crop and Quilt retreats. She found this time at Lutherhaven to be re-energizing for her soul
and spirit. Mom also loved to create ink stamped cards, make quilts, sew doll clothes, show the
youngest of seamstresses how to sew, gardening, and canning. She enjoyed many opportunities to join
her friends for good fellowship time together in doing these joys of her life. For several years mom
enjoyed her time on the Organizing Committee for The Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Benefit Walk each
year. Gonzaga basketball was also a passion of mom’s and she loved following both teams. Mom
mostly enjoyed cheering on her Lady Zags when they were home in The Kennel. Mom attended
Community Colleges of Spokane taking computer technology classes. She worked in the administration
offices of a few local companies impacting those around her with knowledge, compassion and a listening
ear. At the time of her stroke and illnesses she was working as a Home Health Aide. In March 2018 she
was named Treasured Caregiver for her excellent services she provided her clients. Those she cared for
relished in seeing her each time she came to their homes and she loved seeing them too.
Mom is survived by her two daughters, Sally Holtz and Kathryn (Holtz) Darrar (husband Mike), her
sister Rene’ (husband Carl Lambert) and family, her step sister Barb (husband Al), her step brothers Art
(wife Donna) and Bruce (wife Natalie) and their extended families. Mom, you will always be close to our
hearts and we wait for the time when we will be reunited once again. You were loved so much but, we
know you know that. We love you Mom! You will always and forever be in our hearts.
Please join us for Mom’s Memorial Service to be held on April 13, 2019 at 1:00P at St. Mark’s Lutheran
Church located at 316 E. 24th Avenue; Spokane, WA 99203.

Mom loved flowers but, if you so choose contributions can be made to SPEAR through St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church at 316 E. 24 th Avenue; Spokane, WA 99203 noted for SPEAR in the memo line or The
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at CFF.org