The family of Nova Blondell Holbrook (Wilson) of Porterville, California, is deeply saddened to announce her passing on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, at the age of 88 years old. \n\nShe is lovingly remembered by her two Daughters, Joni (Holbrook) Ogilvie and Jill (Holbrook) Fleeman and her two Sons-in-Law, Jonathan Ogilvie and Ronnie Fleeman, Grandchildren Alicia (Ogilvie) Reggiani, Kelsey (Ogilvie) Mieler, Megan Fleeman and Landon Fleeman, Great Grandchildren Aida, Rosalind, and Florence Mieler, and Aliyah (Fleeman) Saldana. She is beloved to sister Betty Jo Hunt, her last living sibling of nine children, and her Sister-in-Law Wanda Leach.\n\nBlondell was predeceased by her parents Presley Andrew (Jim) McKinley Wilson and Minnie Mae Wilson, brothers and sisters in birth order: Clois, Virginia, Kathleen, James (Bill), Frankie, Marietta, and LaQuita Joy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, dear friends and caring staff and friends at Lindsay Gardens where she resided for the last 18 months.\n\nNova Blondell (Blondie) Holbrook was born in Tira, Texas, in 1935. As a young child, she moved to Porterville, California at 4 years old. Here, her family of farmers established their home where she attended and graduated from Porterville High School. Her working career, spanning nearly 50 years, began with Pacific Bell Company, a near ten-year career at Billingsley Ford and then retiring after 31 years at E.M. Tharp Company, all the while balancing work with, her then Husband, Gerald and her two daughters. \n\nBlondells priorities were God, family, church, friends and work. The best of times was spent with friends and family at gatherings be it poolside, playing games, relaxing at the beach house in Cayucos, shopping at her favorite department stores or taking in a good garage sale or antique furniture auction.\n\nSundays were spent at church with a closeknit group of friends enjoying fellowship and listening and singing along to old time Christian Hymns. \n\nTo her friends and family, Blondell was known as a happy, bright and generous person that brought fun in the form of rousing and competitive games of Bunco, Dominoes and Aggravation. She was also known as a loving, caring person that loved God and cared fiercely for her family. Blondell was one who would open her house to celebrate with others.\n\nTo her Grandchildren and great Grandchildren, Blondell (Nana), represented a soft, loving and unique combination of cuteness, sugar and spice. Her love for them was immeasurable. \n\nTo her daughters, Blondell gave the gift of foundational love, financial responsibility, a solid work ethic, a sense of appreciation for all things good in life as well as empathy for those that grew up less fortunate.\n\nTo her Sons-in-Law, Blondell gave the gift of her two beautiful, loving daughters whose lives continue to enrich the legacy of their respective families and their Mothers pride.\n\nCollectively we celebrate her life and will miss her beautiful smile and caring way.\n\nGraveside Services will be held in Porterville at Hillcrest Cemetery, Monday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. sharp. \n\nThose wishing to honor Blondell can do so through donations to the American Heart Association, COPD Foundation or church of their choice.