Holcombe Holcombe Cameron —Margaret Christine “Chris” (Laws) Holcombe, 66, of Cameron died Jan. 3, 2013, after a valiant nine-year battle with breast cancer.

A celebration of life was held Monday, Jan. 7, at Cameron First United Methodist Church.

She was a born and bred Texas woman who dedicated her life to family and community.

Mrs. Holcombe was born in Lockhart on May 20, 1946.

She graduated from Del Valle High School in Austin in 1963 and University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor of science in home economics in 1967.

Her one and only position with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension spanned 35 years as county extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Milam County.

Mrs. Holcombe received numerous awards for her service throughout her career and lifetime, being especially proud of receiving the Texas 4-H Meritorious Service Award in 1984 and the Cameron Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in 2010.

Upon retirement, she continued her service and volunteerism through First United Methodist Women, Republican Women of Milam County, Cameron Lions Club, the Cameron ISD Foundation, the Cameron Arts & Service League, Friends of the Cameron Library, Little River Basin Master Gardeners and Cameron ISD Campus Advisory Board.

Mrs. Holcombe was always available to mentor and support those in the community, using her skills and contacts to further and better the world around her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Margaret (Nelson) Laws.

Survivors are her husband of 38 years, Roderick “Rod” Holcombe; son Andrew “Andy” Holcombe and wife Micah, grandson Luke Holcombe of Temple; son William ‘Bill’ Holcombe and wife Sara, granddaughter Aubrey Holcombe of Friendswood; a brother, Charles Laws and wife Gloria of Mustang Ridge; a sister, Cheryl Walker and husband James of Milano; his mother-in-law, Clara Grace Sherrill of Lexington; a nephew, Keith Laws and wife Rosemary of Holland; two great-nephews, Colt Laws and wife Kayla and Preston Laws; a great-niece, Kylie Laws.

Memorial may be made to Milam Country 4-H Scholarships, 100 E. First St., Cameron, TX 76520 or First United Methodist Church, PO Box 528, Cameron, TX 76520.

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