Larry Donald Hollis
March 16, 1943 – February 8, 2019
Larry Donald Hollis, age 75, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away on February 8, 2019. Visitation will be held at Martin Mortuary (located at 550 North Avenue, Grand Junction 81501) on February 15, 2019 at 9:00 am followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am. Burial service will be held same day at 1:30 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens (located at 2651 Spanish Valley Drive in Moab, Utah 84532). Born on March 16, 1943 in Wallace, Idaho, Larry is pre-deceased by his father Roy Frances Hollis and his mother Corinne Shattuck Hollis. He is also pre-deceased by his brothers Mark Roy Hollis and Charles “Chick” Hardy Hollis. He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginger” Baird Stephenson Hollis; daughter Elizabeth “Lisa” Hollis Lester and son-in-law Timothy Warren Lester; daughter Carolyn Anne Hollis; son Roy Stephen Hollis and daughter-in-law Shelita Bhikhai Hollis; ex-wife LeeAnn Butters Davis; and grandchildren Elise Corinne Lester, John Hollis Lester, Mark Joseph Lester, Timothy “Timmy” Roy Lester, and Christian Lynn Lester. In 1958, Larry became the first boy in 18 years from Moab, Utah to earn the highest rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America and then went on to earn the highest rank of Silver Award in the Explorers, also in 1958. Larry graduated from Shattuck Military Academy in Faribault, Minnesota (1962); Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah (1966), where he earned a Bachelor’s degree; and Bucknell University in Lewisurg, Pennsylvania (1969), where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree. He went on to pursue a career as a financial analyst, while simultaneously farming and managing his own trucking company, before he retired early at the age of 49. In retirement, Larry dedicated much of his time to being the Scoutmaster to Troop 120 in Jefferson, Wisconsin, home remodeling, as well travelling all over the United States in his beloved converted motorhome to visit family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 15, 2019 at Martin Mortuary with a visitation time from 9-10:00 AM. A committal service will be held at 1:30 PM at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moab, Utah. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Memory of Larry Hollis, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090.
- Ginger Hollis, Wife
- Roy Stephen Hollis, Son
- Elizabeth Hollis-Lester, Daughter
- Carolyn Anne Hollis, Daughter
- Timothy Warren Lester, Son-in-law
- Shelita Bhikhai Hollis, Daughter-in-law
- Elise Corinne Lester, Grandchild
- Mr. Hollis also leaves behind five grand children to cherish his memory.
- Alzheimer's Association
- Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, February 15, 2019