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Cedar Lawns Memorial Park & Funeral Home

7200 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA

OBITUARY

Holly Elise STANLEY

December 3, 1970July 6, 2020

Holly Stanley was born on December 3, 1970, in Bellevue Washington. She lived in Washington her whole life.

Early in her life, she was a dedicated figure skater. Every single day from when she was 8 to 14 her father took her to the skating rink daily and she faithfully practiced her skating routines. She loved all things Skating till her passing. Upon graduating from high school, she later went to Technical School, where she met her future husband Dan Stanley. He says it was love at first sight. They ended up working together at AT&T Wireless.

Dan fondly remembers his wife Holly as embodying many amazing traits. Her personality was authentic and real. She had a sincere genuineness about her, that captured Dan’s heart. Holly was refreshing in her selflessness but was also stellar in her social graces. She could talk to anyone and make them feel really important. She connected with people in a deep and meaningful way. She was, however, discriminating with whom she chose to be friends with. If you were her friend, she let you know it. She gave away her heart to only a select few. Dan says that, in Holly, “I was given the ultimate gift. She was special!”

Holly encountered numerous health challenges during her time on earth, but she was a fighter. She took on her struggles with perseverance and equanimity. Even though she went through a lot her spirit remained strong. She herself expressed that she had so much more to give.

She was a tremendous animal lover. Throughout her life, she and Dan had many pets, all of which brought her great joy. She loved them dearly.

Holly will be remembered as a woman who had a very calming presence. Even if her inner emotions were in turbulence, she kept a calm demeanor and was always reflecting on positivity. Holly expressed a deep spirituality and private faith.

Holly will also be remembered as a woman who was extraordinarily kind. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She always went out of her way to help others. She was very loving.

Holly is survived by her adored and adoring husband Dan Stanley. They were together for 21 years.

Holly is also survived by her sister Jennifer Novak, nephew Aaron Novak, her step-son Tyler (Erica) Stanley, and her grandchildren Justin and Luci.

Holly was preceded in death by her mother Ann Brown and her step-dad, Ken Brown and her father Steven Blydenburgh.

We will miss this loving woman, Holly. But we will treasure the memory of her deeply in our hearts, forever.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

Memories

Holly Elise STANLEY

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Jennifer Novak

July 21, 2020

Holly was my baby sister and the only sister I could ever wish for.

Very few people know this story about Holly but when she was born she has a hearing disability in both ears that made it difficult for her communicate with people. Whenever she needed or wanted something, both my parents could not understand her, but she and I had our own form communication so I could tell them for her. It’s amazing thinking back to have such a wonderful bond like that and I will always cherish that.

As you you can imagine with all siblings we didn’t always see eye to eye on everything But we loved each other very much and miss her every day!

I’m happy you are at peace now and you’re with Mom, Ken and Dad. I know you’re up there watching down on us as the Beautiful Angel you were when you were here with us.

I love you Holly!!!!

Jennifer

Dan Stanley

July 20, 2020

When tomorrow starts without me; I have often wondered who will find out first that I am gone.
How will my friends feel, people I have created a space for myself in their hearts?
Death is sure an inevitable end. No one knows when it will come or how it will come. I live each day of my life as if it is my last. I don’t know if I might see tomorrow or be able to watch the sunset rise or know the dawn of another day. No one knows when.
Live each day of your life free of troubles and the anxiety the world brings. You might never know if this is your last breath.
If tomorrow starts without me, please try and move on with your life. An angel came and took me to meet my heavenly father, he welcomed me home, and I could have to leave my earthly home.
If tomorrow starts without me; please bear in mind that I am in a better place. I will always be in your heart and will never love you less.
Death calls itself own time and never blame yourself for not always being there for me, not knowing it is my last. If you ever did that, your life activities will stop because of me; I don’t want such scenarios.
I believe someday we will see again to part no more. If I couldn’t say these words to you tomorrow, know that I will always love you and being part of your life is undoubtedly the best thing that has ever happened to me.
If it were my choice to stay back, I would have; but in this case, nature calls. I will forever love you and will always remain in your hearts.

Myra Miell

July 20, 2020

I will always remember Holly’s beautiful smile and genuine sweetness when we first met. We didn’t cross paths again for a few years and when we did we instantly became great friends. We spent hours talking and laughing on the phone. She was an amazing person that was full of love and always there for whomever she cared about. I was so lucky to have been her friend.

I think of you everyday and miss you so much!

I will see you again my friend. I love you with all my heart.

Myra

Kirke Snyder

July 20, 2020

Holly's mom, Ann Brown, and I were cousins. Ann and I loved the Denver Broncos. Although Holly might have been a Seahawks fan, on one cold Sunday afternoon, when Holly came to Denver to visit Ann and Ken, we put on our warmest outfit and headed to Mile High Stadium. Holly was such a good sport to sit in those freezing end zone seats to cheer for Denver. Granted, I did buy a few hot chocolates :) Such a gentle soul, I will always remember Holly.

Dan Stanley

July 20, 2020

My Dear love, I am hurting tremendously, but I have the comfort in my heart and my mind that you are not hurting anymore and you are with your Mom and dad again.
We shared many experiences in Life, Laughter, and dreams that did not unfold in this lifetime, I hold onto these precious memories but we will see each other again soon.

I will Love you forever

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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