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Mary Elizabeth Holmstedt

March 29, 1938 - November 16, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Holmstedt, 73, of Torrance, passed away November 16, 2011 in Torrance. She was born March 29, 1938 in Greenville, Mississippi. Mary was a resident of Torrance for 37 years. She provided childcare to hundreds of children in her home for over 20 years and was fondly known to all as Nana. She especially enj…read more

Mary Elizabeth Holmstedt, 73, of Torrance, passed away November 16, 2011 in Torrance. She was born March 29, 1938 in Greenville, Mississippi. Mary was a resident of Torrance for 37 years. She provided childcare to hundreds of children in her home for over 20 years and was fondly known to all as Nana. She especially enjoyed decorating her home for the holidays and performing volunteer services for the City of Torrance and St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita. Mary is survived by her husband, Earl Francis Holmstedt Jr. sons, Andrew Anderson, Earl Holmsted III, Daniel Holmstedt and daughters, Candy Delgado, Kelly Preschler and Pamela Langford. Visitation hours will be 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2011 at A. M. Gamby Funeral Home, in Lomita, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. November 22, 2011 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A. M. Gamby in charge of arrangements.

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