Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Judith M. Holbert

Judith (Judy) Mae Holbert, 56, died Jan. 25, 2001, in an auto accident near Talkeetna.

She was born Dec. 5, 1945, in Fairbanks to Lina Mae and John Allen and raised in Nenana. She and her husband Howie Holbert owned and operated the Corner Bar and Cafe in Nenana.

They both served as lobbyists for CHAR, a group representing Alaska bars and alcohol interests, and spent a great deal of time in Juneau during the legislative sessions from the early mid1980s through last year.

She and her husband raised three daughters in Nenana. Her family wrote that she loved being involved in everything her girls and the town did, including dog mushing, baseball, basketball, arts and crafts, boat racing, politics, potlatches and other town functions. Her sense of humor and competitive nature were two of her biggest assets, turning any situation into something her family could smile about.

In 1991 Holbert earned her GED and went on to graduate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1994. She served Nenana as a health aide until her death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Nenana Civic Center with a potlatch immediately following.

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