05/29/1945 ~ 06/16/2018
James Curtis Holman,73, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Ogden Regional Hospital.
Jim was born May 29, 1945 to Hallie Curtis and Dorothy Baugh Holman in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the only boy in the family with four sisters, Carolyn, Marilyn, Barbara, and Halene. He was raised in Emporia, Kansas and loved to be with his dad and to dote on his mother. He graduated from Roosevelt High school and was proud to have been a member of the football team. He spent a short time in college at Emporia State, where he played on their football team.
Jim joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964 and served one year in Vietnam. He said he just worked to keep the airplanes in the air. He was very proud of his service. He retired from Hill Air Force Base as an Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor after 22 years. He loved the F-4 and F-16 aircraft.
Jim was also a master mechanic and owned his own service station in Morgan. He could fix anything and loved to tinker.
He married Betty Carter in 1965 and they had five children together, Chad, Bret, Travis, Jason, and Lisa. They later divorced. He met Adele Parker and together they had a daughter, Ellen.
Jim was member of the LDS church and was proud that all of his sons served missions.
Jim loved to be with his kids and to do whatever he could to see that they were happy. He loved to hunt and fish. He loved to sing along and change the words to songs in the car. He enjoyed eating out at good restaurants. When he was younger, he was an excellent snow mobile racer. Jim was a Utes fan and always had on red and had a bright “U” lit up in the window when they played. He was a meticulous housekeeper; his home and yard were always perfection. He was loved by everyone he knew.
He struggled with his heath for the last few years but overcame many obstacles. He was a fighter to the end. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses, and therapists over the years for the care and concern they gave him.
He is survived by Adele and his children, Chad and Stacey Holman, Morgan; Bret and Vicki Holman, Ulysses, KS; Travis Holman, North Salt Lake; Jason Holman, Morgan; Lisa and Aaron Rose, Morgan; Ellen Parker, West Haven; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. And his sister Halene and Tom Kessler, Emporia, KS.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, 2018. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., where Military Honors were accorded.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com