Jack Holland, age 93, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, in Brigham City, UT.
Jack was born on April 5, 1926, in Dawson, New Mexico a son of Patrick Henry Holland and Jesse Meeks Holland. He was the fourth of eight children. He attended Dawson High School and graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, UT. Jack honorably served his country in the United States Amy Air Force during World War II.
He married his sweetheart Irene Grace Wilson Rich on July 13, 1967, in Las Vegas, NV. They resided in Lehi, Utah for almost 50 yrs. He loved and appreciated the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in the Lehi 12th Ward.
Jack was a journeyman plumber. He worked for Bechtel Engineering and Construction, then for Geneva Steel, where he retired in 1987.
Some of his many accomplishments included creating Porcelain figurines, for which he won many blue ribbons including “First in the Show” at the Utah State Fair in 2015. He also thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and crocheting. He belonged to the Price Elks Lodge No. 1550 and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Jack is survived by his sister Betty Jepsen, stepsons: Jay D. Rich; Harry L. (Karen) Rich; Richard W. (Shelba) Rich; 20 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, stepdaughter Sheila Sitterud, grandchildren: Nathan, Michael, Damien Sitterud, great-grandchildren Brittany Scadlock, and Jake Fielding, siblings: Marjorie Pascetti, Marie Stone, Patrick, Robert, Dorothy, and Donald Holland.
Friends and Family are invited to a viewing Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Myers Mortuary located at 205 S 100 E, Brigham City, UT from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery, located at 300 E. 325 S., with Military Honors Accorded by the Combine Veterans from Box Elder County.
Special thanks to Kathie Harvey, Tina Larson and Peachtree Place in West Haven, UT where he resided the last two years of his life. He enjoyed his stay there and made many friends. Kathie at Peachtree Place arranged for their bus to take several residents to visit him at Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City. They were all going to wear the hats Jack had made for them, but he passed away earlier that same morning. Jack used to always tease the bus driver, Jay, on the way back from outings to “stop at Costco really quick and let him run in to get a hot dog.” So, they took the residents that we’re going to visit him at the care center to Costco and had hot dogs and a toast to Jack!
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.