Virginia Holzman


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Virginia Holzman

On Saturday October 15 2022, Virginia “Ginny”Holzman, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away peacefully at the age of 72.

Ginny was born on March 4, 1950 in Brighton, England to Robert and Haidee Atkin. She had a lovely childhood with her family including her brother Bruce Atkin in Burgess Hill England completing her schooling and then meeting her husband. On October 19, 1968, she married James Holzman. Jim and Ginny celebrated almost 54 years of marriage together. They moved to the United States to settle and stay in Kirkland, Washington. They had and raised two daughters Monique Raymond and Sasha Richards.

Ginny was very loving mother and very involved in her children’s school and sports, which led her to become a Montessori preschool teacher. She started her career at Creative Montessori in Juanita Kirkland area and then moved to Canyon Park Montessori in Bothell. She was a wonderful, creative and caring teacher for over 20 years. Ginny was a talented artist, an animal lover who always fed her raccoons, crows and squirrels. She had a love for travel and adventure in life. She was a fashionista who loved to dress well and shop. She was known for staying loyal to her British blood with her Union Jack flag flying and instilling all the British traditions with her family. She was a special and bright spirit who touched so many family and friends in her lifetime .

Ginny was preceded in death by her father, Robert and her mother, Haidee. She  is survived by her husband Jim, her two daughters Monique and Sasha, her brother Bruce Atkin, and all her lovely grandchildren, Madeline, Henry, Bianca and Livia as well as her two cats Zeke and Willow.

Ginny was laid to rest at the Woodinville Cemetery on Friday October 28, 2022 with a quiet family service. A celebration of life will be held in January 28th from 12-3 at the Helios Ballroom (213 Ave D Snohomish WA). Charity donations are preferred to honor Ginny and may be made to Paws or Fred Hutchinson for cancer research – see below:


Fred Hutch Cancer Center

5 Responses to “Virginia Holzman”

  • Karen Daily says:

    Ginny was such a special woman; I loved reading this – it perfectly captures all that was fabulous about her! Thoughts of healing and peace to you and your family Sasha. xoxo Karen, Marc, & Will

  • Julitta Holzman says:

    My beloved sister-in-law who I am missing terribly. Gin came into my life when I was 14 and she was 18. So many years full of memories with this wonderful, caring person. I will treasure forever her artwork she gifted me such as her hand-painted spaghetti bowls and especially the Holzman family plate depicting all 7 of us Holzman siblings. You are gone Ginny but will never be not forgotten.

  • Charis Largent says:

    Ginny you are already so missed. You are still a bright light, making lasting impact in this life to so many. I know you made a huge impact on this mother of three who didn’t have a mother of my own. Your spirit lives on through all the people you have touched, especially your students, friends, family, and lovely daughters. I think of you often, like when I see simple flowers in a vase or a bright-colored art piece. I’ll always remember such fun times at all the kiddos birthday parties …and in Vegas -ha! To Mo, Sasha, Jim, and all of Ginny’s family; thank you for creating a space and time for us to honor her. All my love to you.

  • Dressler Amy says:

    I’m so lucky I got to know Ginny. What a breath of fresh air, class act, and delightful lady.

  • Sue Askevold says:

    Ginny was an amazing person to be around. We first met during an evening class in Montessori training at Bellevue Montessori School. I was impressed with her ability to create artistry and in-depth study appealing for children to want to learn. She was reliable, creative and resourceful in her teaching. She especially loved reading. Both teaching children and reading to them. They were mesmerized with her various voices. She was easy to share ideas with and during the years she worked at Canyon Park Montessori she took on more and more responsibilities. She had a great love and respect for her family and those of the school. She loved being a grandmother.
    She was dearly loved by me and all the families at the school and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace Ginny. With love Sue and Kjell Askevold

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