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Willa B. Holmes Edit Profile

educator , writer

Willa B. Holmes, American writer, former educator. Foster parent Colorado Family and Children's Services, Denver, 1957-1964, member, Com.Juvenile Justice, Oregon 1968-1972; volunteer League of Women Voters Emco, League of Women Voters Aurora Company, 1950-1964, 65-98; board directors Friends Multnomah County Library., Portland, 1994-1999; Member of Society Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Willamette Writers.

Background

Holmes, Willa B. was born on July 18, 1929 in Sterling, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Arthur Bruce and Zelma DeForest Robbins.

Education

Associate of Arts, Mount Hood Community College, 1969. Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1971. Master of Science Education, Portland State University, 1975.

Career

Reporter, photographer Aurora Advocate, Colorado, 1961—1964. Teacher high school Portland Public Schools, Oregon, 1966—1987.

Membership

Foster parent Colorado Family and Children's Services, Denver, 1957-1964, member, Com.Juvenile Justice, Oregon 1968-1972. Volunteer League of Women Voters Emco, League of Women Voters Aurora Company, 1950-1964, 65-98. Board directors Friends Multnomah County Library., Portland, 1994-1999.

Member of Society Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Willamette Writers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, gardening, travel.

Connections

Married Thomas A. Holmes, June 26, 1948. Children: Michael deForest, Steven T., Christina Holmes-Baker, David.

father:
Arthur Bruce

mother:
Zelma DeForest Robbins

spouse:
Thomas A. Holmes

children:
Michael deForest Holmes

Steven T. Holmes

Christina Holmes-Baker Holmes

David Holmes