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Iris A. Holland

Died: Mon., Mar. 7, 2016


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 12, 2016
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home


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Missoula - Iris Holland, 84, passed away on March 7, 2016 at Riverside Health Care Center of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 1/2 years, Homer Holland and 8 of 10 siblings. Surviving are the children of her first marriage, Larry (Vivian) Peterson, Terry Peterson, Melvin (Lois) Peterson and Dale (Leslie) Peterson, the children of Homer’s first marriage, Bonnie Holland, Gene (Sandy) Holland and Bill (Lori) Holland, Homer and Iris’s children, Jim (Connie) Holland and Dona (Randy) Johnson. Together they have 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and Iris’ “redheaded step-child” Tina. She was citizen of the year in Stevensville. She has Presidential awards for volunteerism from the last 2 Presidents. She said, “as a volunteer, it was a real joy to give to the people who helped me through some hard patches in my life, maybe not the same people, but still giving.” Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made in Iris’ name to, the Clothes Closet/Food Pantry in Stevensville or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Carola Woolsey Mielke
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
To Iris' family: I will be unable to attend the service for Iris on Saturday. I am sure she will understand. We will be working cattle. Iris was one of a kind, always thinking about how she could help someone. She and I shared the citizen of the year, and it was quite an honor for me to be honored at the same time. As time passes more and more of the "double cousins" are gone. I think 2 in your family and 2 in mine. They had quite a life, the 2 Woolsey families did. Lots of great stories will be never told. As I always say. "Another library closed." Please know my prayers are with you.

Freida Harris
   Posted Sat March 12, 2016
My Aunt Iris
She was four months to the day younger than me.My mother was her Sister Midge.We grew up together as children,teenagers and adults.While we lost touch a few years ago she has always been my thoughts and memories.It is not a surprise to me nor should it be to anyone that knew her that she would be there to help anyone that needed it.Her volunteer work is an example of that.We grew up in a time when if someone needed help be it family,friend or neighbor especially someone new to the neighborhood it was what you did.
So Auntie Rest in Peace.I have always loved you and always will I cherish all the memories I have of you.
To all of her Family Cherish your memories of Her.Mom Grandma,Great Grandma Friend to All.
Her Niece Freida Parker Harris

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