Linda Jean Holley |

Linda Jean Holley

Linda Jean Holley passed away peacefully at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockland, Maine on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Beloved mother of Sheri Pavelich, Dean (Tamra) Pavelich and Karen (Darren) Chacon. Linda was the proud grandmother of Ciara and Cameron Chacon, and Michael Pavelich. She is survived by her brothers Donald (Jancy) Holley of Oregon, Dennis (Gloria) Holley of Montrose, CO., Danny Holley of Las Vegas, as well as nieces and grandnieces and nephews she was very proud of and loved very much. Linda was preceded in death by her mother Betty Hill, father Donald Holley, and brother Steve Holley.

Linda was born May 21, 1943 in Mesa, Arizona. She attended Mesa High School in Mesa, AZ and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. In 2008, Linda retired from a career in city and state government and devoted her time to her family and community of New Castle, CO.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was a constant supportive presence for them. She enjoyed cheering them at all sporting events for volleyball, soccer, football, basketball and track. Linda believed that she could make a difference and leave New Castle a better place than she found it by volunteering with many local organizations and town boards. She was proud to be a volunteer and Treasurer of the New Castle Chapter of Lions Club Organization, a committee member of the Historical Preservation Society and New Castle Museum, and a member of the Latino Outreach program affiliated with the River Center in New Castle. She loved being a part of the local chapters that helped New Castle bring the community together and make a difference in people’s lives. The people she volunteered along side with became treasured friends to her and she also cherished meeting the people through the different volunteer events.

Linda loved to travel and some of her favorite trips were to the beaches in California, Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona and to the coastlines and historical places of Ireland and Italy.

Linda had been on another trip with her family to the coast of Maine enjoying views of the ocean and sailboats that she loved so much, when she peacefully passed away surrounded by her three children.

Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 1 p.m, Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, Glenwood Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the organizations listed above in addition to Hospice of the Valley who was and still is a treasured presence in our lives.

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