CLAYTON, NY — Wava J. Holloway, 87, died Friday, May 24, at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where she had been a patient for a few days.
There will be no calling hours or funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Wava was born Christmas Day, 1931, on Grindstone Island, the daughter of Francis
and Florence (Sis) Garnsey Lashomb. She attended both the Upper and Lower
schools on Grindstone Island.
On Oct. 29, 1950, she married William (Bill) Holloway, at the Clayton Baptist
Church. Bill passed away Aug. 22, 2006, in Clayton at age 79.
Wava worked as an Aide at the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center in Watertown,
retiring at age 62.
She enjoyed baking.
Surviving are her two children, Billie (Ralph) Downey, and Roland (Christine)
Holloway, both of Clayton; three grandchildren, Matthew Holloway, Alexis (Nick)
Crowe, and Jonathan (Cherie) Downey; a great grandson, Hunter Downey; four
brothers, Robert (Audrey) Lashomb, Stub (Karen) Lashomb, Skip Matthews, and
George (Wendy) Matthews, all of Clayton; nieces and nephews.
A grandson, Jamie Downey, died April 8, 2019.
Donations can be made in her name to T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Condolences can be made at trjetty.com