In Memory

Cheryl Spence** - Class Of 1963

Cheryl Spence**

Cheryl Spence Holowacz

1945 - 2014

Cheryl Spence Holowacz MYRTLE BEACH, then 68 passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at home in Myrtle Beach, SC, after a nine month battle with cancer.

Born June 30, 1945 in Covington, KY, Cheryl was the daughter of the late William A. Spence and Dorothy Spence.

Cheryl was a member of the class of 1963. After graduation Cheryl attended the University of Maryland studing Business. Cheryl was a long time resident of the Columbia/Irmo area where she worked with the IRS, FAA and AMBAC in Columbia SC. When she moved to Myrtle Beach in 2001, Cheryl was a successful travel agent and made her mark on the hospitality industry for many years, most recently with Plantation Resorts.

Survivors include:

  • Edward F. Holowacz, her husband of Myrtle Beach, daughter Tracey Henson of Fayetteville, NC, grandson Daniel Shipp and his wife Kristen of Fayetteville, NC, stepson Eric Holowacz and wife Maureen and children Eva, Mila, Anais of Baton Rouge, LA, stepson Jason Holowacz and wife Amber of Cayce, SC.
  • Also brothers Michael Spence and wife Sheree of Springfield, VA, Mark Spence and wife Cynthia Turner of Waialua, HI, and several nieces and nephews, Mariel Spence, Jason Spence, Luke Spence, William Spence, Mark David Spence and wife Kristen, and Apryl Spence Roland and husband David Roland.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20. 2014 at 10:00 AM at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, 11528 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC.

Her service may be viewed live via webcast at

A Celebration of Life for Cheryl Holowacz will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1302 48th Avenue N, Myrtle Beach, SC on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, in memory of Cheryl Spence Holowacz, 950 48th Avenue N. suite 101, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, 843-213-0333.

An online guestbook is available at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


The Johnson High alumni will miss Cheryl very much.

Memories of Cheryl:

  • Wade Walker - I already miss you so much Cheryl. We were close because you were the kind of person that made it easy to be close to. I can hear you now holler, "Ed, put that china back in the cabinet, it's only Sue and Wade." We laughed so hard when we were together and I hope that I can keep you laughing while you are on an "extended vacation." Save us a place on the beach and we will all be there soon. You were very entertaining and enjoyed it so much, full of life, and easy on the eyes. Keep it up.
  • Alicia Marshall - So sad to hear of another Falcon passing. I know Cheryl was a blessing and friend to many. Rest in Peace dear one.

    R B Randy Pringle - She will be deeply missed. She was always fun to be around. At JHS when she and Willie McGregor would get together, something fun or funny was going to happen. They were always together so you know we had a blast! She will be definitely missed!