Kay Trent Holloway of Potomac died at age 69 on Jan. 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. She lived this life with a grace, kindness, and warmth that was offered to all who knew her. She presented her immediate and extended family with many lessons in strength, courage, and selfless determination throughout her life. She will be lovingly remembered by all who were influenced by her passion for learning, her drive to explore, and her creative hand. Her legacy will live on in her children and grandchildren, the hundreds of kindergarteners that enjoyed their first school experience with “Mrs. Holloway,” and the quilts that she loved to create.
She is survived by her husband, Wendell M. Holloway of Potomac; her three children: Brian Holloway of Lutz, Fla.; Karen Williams of Dallas, Texas; and Jonathan Holloway of New Haven, Conn.; 13 grandchildren: Yvette, David, Caitlyn, Kerry, Max, Hank, Brian, Luke, Zoe, Wendell, Emerson, John, and Ellison; her mother, Viola Scales Trent and her sister, Judy Scales-Trent. Kay and Wendell’s first born child, David, died at age 4.
KAY WAS BORN in Winston-Salem, N.C., to William and Viola Trent. During her pre-college years she lived with her family in Washington, D.C., New York City and finally in New Rochelle, N.Y., where she was married in 1957. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1958 and then began some 20 years of travel to various Air Force Locations across the country. During these years she developed her keen interest in early childhood education and acquired additional expertise at the University of Hawaii. She obtained her master’s degree in this field from Auburn University.
IN 1974, she moved with her family to Potomac and began a 30-year teaching career in Montgomery County which was completed after a lengthy stint at the Westbrook Elementary School in Chevy Chase, where she was one of the most respected members of the faculty.
It is requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory be made to the Suburban Hospital Foundation, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.