Grace Holderness died Saturday she lived here in L.A for more than five decades. Goodbye old Gal, Tulsa, Oklahoma! Goodbye old friend. Goodbye Grace as my Barber at the old and new Watkins Hotel Barber Shop and at Pat & Johnson Barber Shop on Western Ave. Grace Holderness lived here for more than five decades as a history making Barber and as the first female boxing manager. She also managed other top California State Champions including Billy (Peacock), Billy “The Kid” Hawkins and other top challengers. Grace had more contacts in the entertainment and boxing worlds with such noted Hollywood stars as Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier, and Long running TV Show with Raymond Burr “IronSide” co-star Don Marshall, Joe Adams, Manager for Ray Charles, and Joe Adams’ brother Arthur Adams a famous radio announcer too…. Goodbye dear Grace for all good things you did here on earth on the way to your home going will turn strangers into brothers. Goodbye dear Grace! Hopefully your good deeds here on earth will be long remembered and not soon forgotten. Amen!