MARY LUKER HOLLAND: 1924-2008; Dance Teacher Kept Family Close She Opened Her Own Studio and Was Involved in the Community
Kerr, Jessie-Lynne, The Florida Times Union
Byline: JESSIE-LYNNE KERR
Mary W. Luker Holland, who taught several generations of Jacksonville's young people how to dance, died Thursday of breast cancer at the Hadlow Center of Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. She was 83.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home at 4115 Hendricks Ave. in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born in Jacksonville, Mrs. Luker Holland graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn. She also studied at the Ballet Russe in New York and returned home in 1948 to open her own dance studio, said a daughter, Olivia Bush of Jacksonville. …
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Publication information: Article title: MARY LUKER HOLLAND: 1924-2008; Dance Teacher Kept Family Close She Opened Her Own Studio and Was Involved in the Community. Contributors: Kerr, Jessie-Lynne - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: March 22, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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