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Margaret Christine (Laws) Holcombe Margaret Christine (Laws) Holcombe, 66 of Cameron, returned to her Heavenly Father on January 3, 2013 after a valiant 9 year battle with breast cancer. Chris was a born and bred Texas woman who dedicated her life to family and community. She was born in Lockhart on May 20, 1946. Chris 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 the County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences in Milam County. Upon retirement, Chris continued her service and volunteerism several local organizations. Chris was always available to mentor and support those in the community, using her skills and contacts to further and better the world around her. Chris is survived by 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, brother Charles Laws and wife Gloria, of Mustang Ridge, & sister Cheryl Walker and husband James of Milano. Chris was preceded in death by parents Preston and Margaret (Nelson) Laws. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, Texas. A Celebration of Life shall be held on Monday, January 7th at 10:30 a.m. at the Cameron First United Methodist Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Milam Country 4-H Scholarships, 100 E. First Street, Cameron TX 76520 or First United Methodist Church, PO Box 528, Cameron, Texas 76520. Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements. www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 5, 2013
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