Goldie F. Holbert, 93, of Stamford, CT died peacefully in her home on April 5th 2023. Goldie was born in Gad, West Virginia and was one of 3 girls (she was the baby – – she loved to remind her sisters of that fact). Goldie grew up on a farm in WVA and loved to tell stories about hoeing corn, milking cows and riding her beloved horses; and of course how she had to walk 2 ½ miles to and from the bus stop every day.
Goldie graduated from High School at 16 and moved to the big city of Charleston, WV to attend business school. Once completed, she secured a bookkeeping position at Union Carbide where she met her husband to be.
Goldie settled down as a homemaker in WVA once she had children. Union Carbide offered a promotion to her husband which prompted a move to CT – – a big change for the little farm girl from WVA. Once in CT Goldie continued her role as homemaker but eventually started working at various bookkeeping positions throughout businesses in Fairfield County. She retired in 2001 from Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Once Goldie retired she spent her time gardening, shopping (especially for bargains), traveling with her kids and their families but her biggest joy was being with her grandchildren: picking them up at school, babysitting, attending their sporting events, cooking holiday dinners for them and making their favorite desserts.
Goldie is survived by her two children and their spouses: Ron and Kathi Holbert & Karen and Frank Wainwright all of Stamford, CT. Goldie is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Kenny Holbert of Denver, Co, Kristi Menzies and her husband Robert Menzies of Londonderry, VT, Timothy “TJ” Wainwright and Amanda “Mandy” Wainwright both of Stamford, CT. Lastly Gavin Robert Menzies, Kristi and Robert’s son – – her great grandson whom brought a huge smile to her face whenever he visited. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins whom fondly remember the good times they shared.
Anybody who knew Goldie knows she was a feisty one – – she and her spunk will be missed.
There will be no calling hours or services.