Ann McCue
February 15, 1923 - April 4, 2018
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Ann arrived in Linden, NJ on February, 15, 1923 to the proud parents of Frank and Gizella Holderbaum. Her older brothers Frank and Edward shared in the excitement. Paul joined the family shortly after losing her Dad, Frank. Gizella cared for the family through all the difficulties of the Depression years. In 1946 Ann met the love of her life, James A. Mc Cue. They married at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Linden. The family started with James J. in 1947 followed by Patricia in 1948, Kathryn in 1950, Francis in 1952 and Daniel in 1955. This wonderful mother surprised all with the blessings of Brian in 1963 and Colleen in 1965. The home was filled with joyful laughter and always the smell of home cooked meals. Always busy, she made time to care for Vi the wife of her brother Frank and eventually Frank as they battled through terminal diseases. Nevertheless, life always has to ask more of her.
Jim, Ann and the family moved to Houston, Texas with Humble Oil in 1965. There Ann and Jim nurtured the family through the culture changes that enabled all to enjoy and flourish as Texans. As the children married and the first grandchild, Kevin (1971) arrived. She joyfully accepted the new role as Nanny. Heather (1972), Kelly (1973), Richard (1974), Wendy (1976), Kris (1977), Gregory (1978), James (1978), enabled Nanny to use her holiday magic, especially on Christmas eve. The Eighties filled Nanny and Pop-Pop with much joy. The grandchildren grew with Shane (1980),Therese (1981), Kurt (1982), Alan (1982), Jackie ,(1983), Saige (1984), Benjamin (1986), Brandi (1987), Alyssa (1988), Buck (1989) and Conrad (1989). Wow Nanny, what a great decade! You loved them all. The Nineties brought her more holy innocent ones to nurture opening with Bailey (1991), Bo (1993), Luke (1996), Hannah (1998) and Becca (1999). Sadly Ann lost her precious Jim in 1994 after 46 years of Holy Matrimony. Again, Nanny had dedicated herself to the constant care of Pop-Pop at home. She was faced with more grief with the loss of her son Frank (1995) followed by daughter-in-law, Debbie (1996). Nanny's exemplary works of compassion was hidden by her quiet demeanor and endless energy. The end of the Millennial had some sadness but was offset by the love of her family and 24 grandchildren.
At the request of Colleen, Ann packed up 35 years in Houston to start anew in Lubbock (2000). We need to back up a bit to understand the new title, Great Nanny. The first great grandchild is Ellie (1996) followed by her brother Caleb (1998). The new Millennial begins with Kaden, (2000), Cody (2001), Aubree (2002), Kolton (2003), Chasen (2005), Dylan (2005), Gage (2006), Sienna (2006),Cross (2006), Brysen (2007), Karson (2009), Grace (2009), Rylee (2009) closing out the decade. So many to care for but any and every picture she totally enjoyed. The next decade began with Pearce (2010), Addison (2010), Avery (2010), Laikyn (2011), Ava (2012), Reese (2012), Noah (2012), Ethan (2013), Ryder (2013), Rush (2013), Arden, (2014), Francis (2014), Riker, (2015), Rowen, (2015), Bellamy (2015), Beck (2015), Cash (2016), Maxwell (2018). During this time the aging process began to impact Nanny's health with several broken bones requiring hospital stays and eventually the need for Pat to move in full time to care for her. Pat and Colleen's care extended Nanny's independence and will always be a treasure to the family. Again through it all she was quiet and did not complain, well Pat may not always agree, but continued to come back. She still enjoyed all her visitors, the cards the pictures and the calls. It kept her going in a peaceful way.
The peace enjoyed was part of many blessings she received back to the work and decisions Pop-Pop made that provided her so much comfort and the support and love of her children. The hands on work of many of the Grandchildren to maintain the home will always be remembered. Especially all the help provided after her last fall in December 2017, but the toll on her body was beginning to slow her spirit. It may be a call she was beginning to hear that we were not able to recognize, but her eyes were closed more her lips even more silent and the restless head movement so constant. Our faith knows she is resting in a much better place with all the spirits before her hopefully united again with the love of her life Pop-Pop. So hopefully she will inspire each of you in her death to remember always your deceased relatives, friends and of course the holy innocent ones. Her final gift to each of you is that whenever you feel alone begin to pray the Lord's Prayer and know in the very first two words "Our Father" she is with you.
Sadly Ann was preceded in death by her brothers Edward and Paul Holderbaum. Besides all those listed above Ann is survived by her sister-in-law Janet Holderbaum and numerous nieces and nephews.
In Ann's memory please help support the non-profit Hospice of Lubbock.
Always remember to take good care of each other and help spread the Good News.
Peace be with you all.


      


Ann McCue
 
Visitation Schedule
Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, April 09, 2018
4:00-8:00 p.m.
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Rosary
Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, April 09, 2018
6:00 p.m.
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Service Schedule
Mass of Christian Burial
Christ the King
4011 54th Street
Lubbock, TX  79413
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Burial Schedule
Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park
15602 Loop 493
Woodrow, TX  79423
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Memorial Contributions
Hospice of Lubbock
3702 21st Street
Lubbock, TX 79410

 

 

 

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