- NNHS Newsletter -
Laura Woodall Holley Narter
Newport News High School Class of @ 1935
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad news this Friday morning. Laura Woodall Holley Narter, Class of @ 1935, sister of Myrtle Woodall Vaughn, passed away at home in Williamsburg on Sunday, July 26, 2015 just nineteen days shy of her 96th birthday.
From the Daily Press - 08/14/15:
Laura Woodall Holley Narter
WILLIAMSBURG - Laura Woodall
Holley Narter died peacefully in her home July 26, 2015, surrounded by loved
ones. She was 95 years old.
Born August 14, 1919, in Campbell County, Virginia, Laura moved with her family to the lower peninsula when she was in her teens. She graduated from Newport News High School, was married to Chester Holley, Jr., for 29 years and raised two children.
She had her own business as an interior decorator and later worked in travel and tourism for the city of Hampton before moving to New York to work for the Virginia State Travel Service in Rockefeller Plaza. It was in New York that she met and married Albert Narter and lived in Dobbs Ferry, NY, until retiring to her native Virginia and to Kingsmill in 1980.
She loved her Littletown Quarter community and her home of 35 years. She called it paradise. Her home was filled with treasures and memories of her many friends and travels...and each carried a story as colorful as her handbags. It was magical for adults and children alike.
For years she
volunteered and participated in KM's many activities including the PGA
tournaments, LTQ landscape, women's golf, stitch and chat, wine and dine, the
yacht club and the women's social club.
A generous and loving matriarch with a witty and wonderfully positive outlook on life, she loved teddy bears, Christmas in July, cars, daisies, chocolates, reading, and planting trees--her one request: "Plant a tree in memory of me." She was rarely seen without her hat and earrings and had a lifelong passion for sewing. Known for making beautiful handbags, she loved the joy it brought to those with whom they were shared.
Laura is survived by her sister, Myrtle Woodall Vaughn; daughter, Nancy Holley Olexa and her husband, Carl; son, Chester Holley, III, and his wife, Mitzi; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date.
In lieu of
flowers donations may be given to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 41 Old Oyster
Point Rd., Newport News, VA 23602; Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Avenue,
Hawthorne, NY 10532, or . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Narter's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
Morning Has Broken
Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic
1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!
2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.
3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!
Broken" midi (Sequenced by
courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/rgetman/hymns_list.htm
"Morning Has Broken" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cgmusic.com/cghymnal/others/m/morninghasbroken.htm- 03/31/06
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy ofhttp://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Tree Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 03/03/10.
Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2015
Return to NNHS Class of 1965