Sally Ann Holte, 82, of Ranson, W. Va, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Sally was born in Coronado, Calif. on November 12, 1936 to Truman E. and Marguerite Hyde Carpenter. The family moved “home” to Annapolis, Md. Sally. Sally graduated from Annapolis High School in 1954 and then attended Towson State Teachers College. She married Hartley O. Holte on June 3, 1955 and they spent 60 years together. Their travels and career took them to live in California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Indiana, West Virginia, Florida, with “hometown” always being Maryland.
Sally’s clerical and accounting work in the Annapolis and D.C. area including working for Nationwide Insurance and Schwartz Brothers Music. She then worked for the Monroe County courthouse in Bloomington, Ind. where she performed audits and updated the financial records for the state of Indiana.
Sally took pride in taking after her father who was a real carpenter, she was able to fix almost anything and was quite comfortable with a toolbox. She also became very talented in the craft of sewing. Sally embroidered and quilted unique blankets and dolls for all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She had a green thumb and loved gardening and the outdoors. Sally’s favorite pastime was swimming, the love of which she passed to her children.
Sally found time, in addition to raising her own five children, to lovingly provide foster care to those who needed support, and they always referred to her as “Me Maw.” They continued to visit Sally as part of her extended family throughout her lifetime.
Survivors include her two daughters, Katherine A. Spitznogle of Ranson, W. Va. and Susan M. Holte of Stafford; two sons Christopher H. Holte of Brunswick, Md. and Carl T. Holte of Sprague, Conn.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hartley and her son, Andrew E. Holte of Bloomington, Ind.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford. Inurnment will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium.