“Audrey J. Holland, age 84, of Denver, a retired teacher, died on July 26, 2019. She was born in Colby, Kansas on February 6, 1935 to Veda Buchheister Bachman and Albert J. Bachman. She was a 1952 graduate of Greeley High School and graduated from the University of Denver in 1963 with a BA in Elementary Education.
In 1954, she married Tom MacCluskey and had two great children, Karen S. MacCluskey of Denver and Philip M. MacCluskey of Lansing, Kansas. In 1964, she married Dean Holland and gained three great stepchildren, Diana Holland, Kathie Baratta, and Philip D. Holland, all of Denver.
During the 1950’ and 60’s, she was a vocalist with the Dean Bushnell Jazz Orchestra. She played piano and organ professionally.
During the 60’s, she taught First Grade and Reading Maintenance & Improvement at Philips Elementary School in Denver. She developed the first Learning-Resource Center at the school, organizing and encouraging parents in the community to assist student in reading and math. In the late 60’s, she was one of ten Denver Public School Teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year award.
In 1971, she managed the family office supply and equipment business, Bachman’s, Inc, until it was sold in 1975. The business, originally located at 820 10th St and later at 1303 8th Ave, opened in 1945. She taught court reporting at Denver Academy of Court Reporting from 1982 until she retired in 1997. For 15 years, she published textbooks containing material for dictation, which were used by court reporting schools in the US and Canada. She was a Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI).
Audrey belonged to the national Court Reporters Association, Delta Omicron Pi and Delta Phi Delta Sororities.She is survived by ALL her children and grandchildren, step children and grandchildren.
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