December 6, 1934 ~ May 12, 2020

Born in: Milwaukee, WI
Resided in: Denver , CO

Margaret (Maggie) Mary Holter (nee Moran), age 85 of Denver, CO passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020.

Maggie was born in Milwaukee, WI to Helen and Thomas Moran on December 6, 1934; she most recently lived in Denver, CO near her daughter, Monica Gillman. Maggie lived in West Allis, WI; Big Bend, WI; Brookfield, WI; Bradenton FL; and Cincinnati, OH prior to moving to Denver, CO. In her life, Maggie was active in the League of Women Voters. She advocated for books and literature. As a librarian she started The Big Bend Library. Maggie enjoyed traveling with her husband Warren Holter to Ireland, Israel, England, Scotland, and Norway. Maggie is fondly remembered for her artistic, fearless, and adventuresome nature.

Maggie is survived by her daughter Monica (Mitch) Gillman, grandchildren Joel (Lindsey Testolin) Gillman and Lauren (Camila Gadotti) Gillman, great grandchild Sofia Gillman Gadotti, brother Timothy (Liz) Moran as well as nieces, nephews and a host of other friends. Maggie is preceded in death by her loving husband Warren G. Holter, two siblings Thomas Moran and Monica Lukas (nee Moran), son Christopher E. Shaft and first Husband Robert E. Shaft (father of Monica Gillman (nee Shaft)) and Christopher E. Shaft.

During this time of the Covid19 pandemic the memorial service will be set at a further date when it is safe for people to gather. Memorial donations are welcome at Doctors Without Borders (

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    • Dear Monica and Mitch,
      May your dear Mom rest in peace and know in your hearts that she left grateful for your unconditional love that you so consistently bestowed upon her all your years of your life. Your Mom lives in you and in your beautiful children and precious Sofia.
      With love,
      Ron and Cristina

    • Monica,
      What a bonus it was to have my mother sharing so many Rosemark meals with your mother. Maggie was so lovely and interesting. I will truly miss her sparkling blue eyes and the wisdom that lay behind them. Conversations were always so stimulating. I especially loved discussing books with her.
      I always suspected that she was quite a beauty in her day and the photos prove that to be true.
      Her passing is such a loss.

  1. So sorry, I am thinking back when I had lunch with your mom/mother-in-law. She had wonderful humor and at times a free spirit! The photos are charming. Thinking of all of you.
    Marianne /Grandma xxx

  2. I’ll always remember the fun times spent with my grandma at her house in Cincinatti. Whether it was playing with her amazing collection of toys in the basement, watching her paint, hanging out on the screen porch, sharing our love of reading, or learning how to crochet. Love you grandma.

  3. Maggie was such a lovely lady. She had a smile for me every day at Rosemark – so very kind. She will be missed by many here.
    Sara Welborn

  4. Maggie and I shared a love of books. I loved hearing about what she was reading. I will miss my cerebral friend. Witnessing Monica’s steadfast dedication to her mother was a beautiful testament of love that somehow enriched my life. Hugs to you, Monica, as you adjust to your mom’s physical absence.

  5. Good by big sister.
    Say hi to mom, dad, brother Tommy and sister Monica……
    You will be missed……
    Timmy ( Tim Moran)

  6. To Monica and all the family, we are so sorry for your loss, but as this world we live in today is at a sadder place, Heaven doors will open and the Good Lord will say welcome good and faithful servant. Yes she in a better place and would not change places with us. They say in Ireland the Halfpenny women are all strong willed, and she carried the flag over there, she was a wonderful woman, we only met for a short time, and Warren and her captured our hearts. Please accept our deepest sympathy from all your Irish family.


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