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HOLMES, CALVIN VIRGIL October 21, 1924 to October 5, 2011 Calvin Virgil Holmes of La Mesa, CA was born in Mississippi to the late Norvel and Maud Holmes. He treasured education and took a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi, a master's degree from the University of Illinois, and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Kansas. He was a naval officer in the service of our country from 1943 to 1946. After his marriage to Alvene Ione Holmes on September 2, 1956, he joined the faculty at San Diego State University where he remained until his retirement in 1993. He was a passionate professor and cared deeply about his students and their academic success. After retirement he greatly enjoyed gardening and the cultivation of his plants and fruit trees. A true southern gentleman he touched many lives with his kindness and generosity. He is survived by his wife Alvene Ione Holmes, his children Michael Lewis Holmes, M.D., Julie Ann Holmes, D.D.S. and his grandsons Steven Rolfing and Thomas Rolfing. He was beloved by his family and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Kaiser Permanente Hospice.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16, 2011
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