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Roxie May Hollaway was born on Jan. 17, 1914, and was less than a year old when her family moved from Squires, Mo., to California to become part of the citrus growing culture in Claremont.
Ms. Hollaway died on Aug. 13, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Ontario, Calif. at the age of 91.
She attended Claremont Grammar School and graduated from Claremont High School in 1931.
Ms. Hollaway loved acting in plays and spent many nights at the Fox Theater in Pomona, Calif. She also loved Hollywood.
She attended Pomona Junior College where she studied business. She used her education in a clerical position at Aerojet in Azusa, Calif., and kept books at Wright Brothers and Rice Furniture in Pomona, Calif.
After her third marriage, to James Hollaway, she moved to Wheatland, Calif., for a number of years and was a member of Wheatland Baptist Church. She then moved back to the Claremont area after Mr. Hollaway’s death in 2003.
Ms. Hollaway is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Lucille Hall, of Upland, Calif; her grandsons, Rodney, Burnie and Erick Swaleson, of Tacoma, Wash.; two stepsons, John D. Hollaway, Felton, Calif., and James Hollaway, Whiteford, Md.; four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
A visitation was held at Todd Memorial Chapel in Pomona, Calif., on Aug. 19, and services were held and interment made at Pomona Valley Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.