In Memoriam : Phyllis Holmberg

Phyllis Holmberg - age: 75
(July 07, 1943 to July 16, 2018 )
Resident of Tulare, California

Visitation Information:
Funeral Serves will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Valley Christian Church, 432 East Pleasant Avenue in Tulare. Graveside Services were held Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Erick Cemetery, Erick, Oklahoma.

Phyllis Beth Freeman Holmberg was born July 7, 1943 in Erick, Oklahoma to Barney and Eulene (Turner) Freeman. She passed away suddenly, July 16, 2018 at her home in Tulare, California at the age of 75.
Phyllis grew up in Erick and graduated from Erick High School in 1961. She then continued her education at Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in Chickasha, Oklahoma graduating in 1964 with a degree in Music Education. She was married to Charles Holmberg on December 27, 19643 in Erick, Oklahoma and they were parents to three children: Eric, Grant and Lesley. Phyllis was a member of Valley Christian Church in Tulare, California for many years where she served as piano accompanist. She had the gift and love of music from a young age and became a highly skilled and accomplished pianist. Phyllis shared her gift with others for most of her life through her own playing, accompanying and teaching private lesson's in her home.
She was the staff piano accompanist for LaJoya Midle School and Visalia Charter Independent Study in Visalia, California up until the time of her passing. Phyllis was a cherished mother, grandmother and sister and a devoted friend to many in Tulare and her native Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her sons: Eric Holmberg and wife, Amanda of Midwest City, OK; Grant Holmberg and wife, Norman of Oklahoma City, OK; and her daughter Lesley Holmberg of Tulare, CA; four grandchildren: Jake and Remy Holmberg and Cole and Mazalyn Ussery; two brothers, Phil Freeman and wife Renae of Panhandle, TX; Steve Freeman and wife, Ann of Elk City, OK.

Gary Barnes - July 28, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
Phyllis Holmberg was a very quiet Christian woman. Over the years she not only attended Valley Christian Church but participated by playing the piano during service and going to Bible studies on Wednesdays. She will be missed. Your church friends, Deanna and Gary Barnes

Melissa Emerson - August 8, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
I met Phyllis when I was a student in the Cherry Avenue Orchestra. I knew her then as "Eric's Mom," but she later became one of my favorite piano instructors. Her love of music and her sense of humor are two of the things I will always remember about Phyllis. Studying Bach's Inventions with her helped me later on when I began harpsichord lessons at Fresno Pacific. Glad to know that she was still teaching music---she will be missed.