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Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 #1393975
09/11/15 02:30 PM
09/11/15 02:30 PM
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LittleRock, AR USA
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It is with Deep Sadness that I post the passing of the glider community's Beloved Mary Holcomb. For so many of us, Mary was so much more than a rescuer. She was A True Legend in her own time. Few people in this community have the distinction of being known only by their first name, but Mary certainly was. There was never any doubt who you were talking about when you spoke of Mary.

You will be greatly missed by gliders and owners. You have left your mark deep in this community, Mary.

There are many of your friends and ours waiting for you today not to mention all those babies you cared for and loved so much.

We miss you, Mary heart


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393976
09/11/15 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cora
Cora is without internet and asked I post this for her.

Mary Holcomb has been in the glider community for a good part of 19 years. She was 79 years old, and she would have been 80 in November.
I know that she has talked with many of you on the phone including me at all hours of the day or night. She was the most sweetest, most caring loving person on the other end of that phone when you were having glider issues that you would ever want to talk to. If it wasn't for her, Spencer would not be alive today. Mary and Charlie took him under their wing a couple of different times at least and to the vet and saved his little life.
After Charlie died Mary and I got very close. You see somebody had to go to Houston and trim her Gliders nails every couple months, and I'm so glad that was me! I know I fussed about it at first, but the Lord has his ways, apparently that was my job to do.
I learned a lot about special needs gliders from her which led me to combine the Glider Tree and Cora's Gliders this month.
Her special babies are now with me and will remain in sanctuary for the rest of their lives. Mary was my mentor she was my friend. She was my glider mother and I loved her very much. I am happy that she is no longer suffering or in pain, but I'm sad that I won't see her for a long time. But we will all see her again someday.
I just know her and Charlie are at the glider tree in heaven.


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393979
09/11/15 02:33 PM
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My deepest condolences go out to Mary's family.

She will be greatly missed, but I know she is with Charlie and they are watching over all the gliders at the Rainbow Bridge now.

Glide Free Mary :rbridge:


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Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393980
09/11/15 02:36 PM
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My sincerest condolences to Mary's family and loved ones.

She was a special lady who will be missed so very much.


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: Feather] #1393981
09/11/15 02:36 PM
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We have lost a very good person not only in the glider community but in the world itself. The couple did so much wonderful things and were mentors to many of us seasoned owners. May you rest in peace Miss Mary. I know there isn't a happier day in Heaven now that you and Mr. Charlie are back in each others arms.


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: Srlb] #1393982
09/11/15 02:43 PM
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My most deepest condolences. Mary, you have been a great inspiration to myself and many others. Thank you for being there not only for us, but also for all the babies you've cared for and loved.

May your next journey be filled with many blessings as Charlie and all the others whom you've touched with the greatness of unconditional love guide you over the Rainbow Bride.

God Bless you, Mary. angel

Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393984
09/11/15 02:49 PM
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I didn't know Mary very long myself, but for the time I knew her Mary was a very sweet and caring person. Her heart was so full of love for everyone. Mary loved all gliders and there was a special place in her heart for rescues and special needs babies. Mary will be deeply missed by all. Thank you Mary for sharing your wisdom with me!


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393985
09/11/15 03:23 PM
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I only met Charlie and Mary once. (I've always been jealous of Cora for all the time she got to spend with Mary) It was at the Round Up in RoundRock (Austin). I went specifically to meet them and to have them meet Reepicheep and to give me their opinions and advice on how to best help Reep. From there, there were many many hours on the phone with Mary over the years where I came to love and admire her and Charlie so much.

When she lost Charlie, she was crushed and said to me.."I want to go be with Charlie but he keeps telling me I have to stay to take care of the gliders."

And I don't know how many times she said to me..."It isn't about me or any person, it is about the gliders." For Charlie and Mary, it was all about the gliders.

Words could never express how much I hurt...not for Mary as she IS now with Charlie...but for all of us...her family and her friends and all those she has made a lasting inprint on our lives and hearts. I'm going to miss Mary so much...

Today, my soul is full of rainbows...


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393986
09/11/15 03:23 PM
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I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mary but i can tell she going to be greatly missed by gliders and their slaves .


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393988
09/11/15 04:09 PM
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the community has lost a beloved person.
mary will be missed.


regards,
nancy in roseville (formerly in detroit)
Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1393989
09/11/15 04:38 PM
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I hate that this popped up in my Facebook feed.My heart sank when I read it. Mary was so special. I can't say much more good than what's already been said of her. While sad for those she left behind, I am happy for her to be with her beloved, Charlie once again. May she rest in peace. <3

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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1394011
09/12/15 01:30 AM
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I only knew Mary Holcombe, for a few years. But from the day I walked into her house (and bowed to her sugar glider greatness). She welcomed me with open arms. She made me feel like I had known her forever. I will cherish all the memory's that I was blessed enough to have with her. Every laugh, tear, and bit of knowledge, that she shared with Cora, and I. Mary is now sitting in heaven with her Charlie and playing with all the gliders that went before her. We are left here to miss her. I love you Mary, the world is a much sadder place without you.


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: Mommabear] #1394013
09/12/15 08:54 AM
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I never had the pleasure of knowing her. She and Charlie must have been a perfect pair, I'm happy they are rejoined. My sympathy goes to all family and loved ones for their great loss and to the community for their great loss.

Cora, God bless you for taking in the gliders and offering your home has theirs.


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1394151
09/16/15 01:28 AM
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Kimberley
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Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Stevie, Cho, Toothless & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman, Light Fury & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: Feather] #1394166
09/16/15 10:03 AM
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Thank you for posting, Kimberly.


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1394894
10/09/15 11:22 AM
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&#128546; My condolences to Mary's family. She will be missed.m


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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1394933
10/10/15 05:29 AM
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Lecanto Florida
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Condolences to Mary's family and to the Sugar Glider Community family.

Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1394935
10/10/15 07:08 AM
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So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary
condolences to all of the sugar glider world and also to Mary's family and friends frown frown

Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1398961
02/12/16 11:22 PM
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Sad to hear that a remarkable woman and friend, Mary Holcome, has passed away. She introduced us to first pair of sugar gliders and became our friend and mentor, through the years to help us select the perfect glider companions. She devoted her later years to glider rescue, helping each one have a safe and secure home. She will certainly be missed.
We are glad she will get to join Charlie again ...a very special couple. Condolences to Mary's family for their loss.

Last edited by Hollys1; 02/12/16 11:35 PM.

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Re: Mary Holcomb 11/4/1939 to 9/11/2015 [Re: KarenE] #1398984
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Very sorry to hear this. I first met Mary and Charlie roughly 15 years ago. They welcomed me into their home and tirelessly and joyfully showed me their gliders and answered my many questions.

Very special folks.


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