Dave Edward Holman, 77, of Boise, Idaho, died peacefully January 9, 2016, at Amber Lane Assisted Living.
Dave was born in Wenatchee, Washington, on October 24, 1938, the first child of Frank and Maxine Holman. Dave grew up in Auburn, Washington and attended Auburn High School (1956) and graduated from Washington State University in Land Management and Forestry (1961). While in college he spent his summers as a forest fire lookout in the Cascade Mountains.
After serving in the United States Coast Guard for a short time, Dave went to work for BLM in Boise. He loved nature and traveling so he loved all the walking he got to do in his job and felt fortunate to have the opportunity to raft on the Snake River as part of his job. He retired from BLM as a Chief Land Appraiser after 38 years of service.
Dave spent his entire adult life making his home and career in Boise, Idaho. He fell in love with, and married Glenda Ballard on January 28, 1966. They had a son, Jeffrey, and a daughter, Carrie. He helped raise his granddaughter, Taylor, after Glenda passed away in 2006. Dave was a proud and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved to spend time each year fishing with his family and visiting his beach house on Puget Sound at Indianola, Washington. He will be missed greatly with that signature white beard that made him look like Santa.
Dave was a life member of Boise Masonic Lodge No. 2, A.F. & A.M. and he served as its Master in 1972. He was very active in the Masonic Fraternity, serving as the Secretary of his Lodge for 34 years. He was a member of the Boise York Rite Bodies and served as the Secretary/Recorder for several years. He was the Sovereign of St. Michael’s Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine. He was a member of Tri-Valley York Rite College #178 and El Korah Shrine.
Dave loved softball and was a player and coach for Keystone, Holman’s Hooligans and Dave’s Spirits. His walls are lined with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plaques and trophies from all the tournaments these teams played in. He had so many friends from this sport that he loved so much.
Dave is survived by his son Jeffrey (Lynn) Holman, daughter Carrie (David) Holman, granddaughters Taylor and Rachelle, great grandson Eli, his siblings Kay (John) Evans and Scott Holman, and nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Amber Lane, Resilient Transport, and the many, many caregivers that helped Dave and his family over the last several years of his life. They all became a huge part of the family.
There will be a memorial gathering at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. with a Masonic Service from 1:00-1:30 p.m.