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Kitty Holm passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her residence on Bainbridge Island. She was born on Oct. 24, 1920 in Harbin, China and was 93 years of age.

Kitty worked as a seamstress, tailor and drapery maker for 40 years. She died peacefully in her beautiful home that the family built for her on the Island.

Kitty loved to garden and cook. She could make clothing out of any piece of fabric. She was the ultimate hostess, even at the end she wanted to feed the hospice staff. She had sage wisdom for everyone. She had a great sense of humor and she always believed that truth should never get in the way of a good story!

Kitty will be dearly missed. She is survived by her daughter Judy Weiland (Bruce) of Bainbridge Island; daughter-in-law Diane Holm of Coos Bay, Oregon; grandchildren  S. Molly  Weiland (Jessi) of San Francisco, California, Nicholas Weiland of Washington, D.C., Michael Weiland of Eugene, Oregon, Brandon Holm of San Jose, Calif., and Casey Holm of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Kitty was preceded in death by her husband Raphael Holm, son Michael Holm, daughter Tamara Holm.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend an open house to celebrate Kitty’s life from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Bruce and Judy’s home. Please bring your appetite and a plant to put in the garden in honor of Kitty. In Kitty’s grand tradition as a hostess there will be plenty of food.

A graveside service took place at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto. Please sign the online guest book for the family at

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