Karl Newell Holley, 85, passed away surrounded by family on November 9, 2021. He was born August 15, 1936 in Longview, Washington to Donald Holley and Ada Leishman Holley.
Karl graduated from Columbia High School in 1954. While serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Southern Mexico he opened the Oaxaca Mexico Mission. He obtained a Master of Accounting at BYU where he also met his wife Jean Farrimond. Karl and Jean were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple November 17, 1962. They lived in the Los Angeles area for 13 years and moved to Holladay, Utah where they lived for 45 years. Recently they relocated to St. George, Utah.
He is survived by his wife Jean and would have celebrated their 59th anniversary in 8 days after he passed. Also survived by his children John (Diane), Marc (Heather), Eric (Soon-Bok), Jill (Matt Morgan), Bethe (Kyle Price), Scott (Paulina), daughter-in-law Gina Holley, brother Donald Holley and Sister Kay Conley, 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his sons Todd and Joel.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at the Holladay 3rd Ward, 4568 S. Holladay Blvd. on Friday, November 12th at 1 pm.
A full life sketch is available a www.ipscrematory.com/tribute. We invite you to share your memories of Karl on their comments board.
Life Story Info
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Karl was a warm, caring and a kind man carrying around a cheerful smile to greet whoever he said hi to, including me. No matter how brief your conversation was with him he always gave his attention to you and was engaged and interested. He helped me a few years using his professional tax services and gave good advice when I needed it for my business years back. Karl was a great father (in law) to my best friend Soonbok and it has been wonderful to see him take her in as his own. It’s been an honor knowing him over the years. May Jean, her children and their family feel much comfort and peace during this time of loss.
Karl was such a kind and gentle man with a good sense of humor. The whole Holly family welcomed us into the ward when Jean was the Relief Society president back in 1987. I am so glad for the association we had with Karl and his family for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Bill and Sharon Larkin
Nov 9, 2021