Howard Leroy Holz

April 19, 1945 - February 11, 2024

Howard Leroy Holz

April 19, 1945 - February 11, 2024


Howard Holz, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2024. Born April 19, 1945, to Don and Gladys (Oiness) Holz, he was a dairyman for most of his life except for a short period in the 70s when he built over 20 custom homes. As he approached retirement he found that he had a special skill for designing and producing wood items. His many tables, pulpits, countertops, and benches are on display throughout Whatcom County and beyond. He especially loved to make and give away small items such as bird sculptures and wooden cars for kids. A quiet, generous, and humble man, he was surrounded by many family, friends, neighbors, and clients who loved and admired him. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy (Hays) Holz of Bellingham, son Eric (Krys Rhodes) Holz, and grandson Jacob Holz of Casper, Wyoming, sisters Donna (Millard) Brooks and Connie (Richard) Bass, and nephews Monte, Jeff and Wayne Brooks and their families. A memorial service will be held at Laurel Church, 162 W. Laurel Rd., Bellingham on March 9, 2024 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lighthouse Mission or Habitat for Humanity.

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3 responses to Howard Leroy Holz

  1. Tina Nelson says:

    Dear Judy,
    I don’t know if you’ll read this for awhile, bu I wanted to tell you how sad I am that Howie died! It leaves a void in the world. I know you’ll always miss him, but he’ll be forever in your heart. 💜

  2. Russ Knights says:

    Judy and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Howie. I always enjoyed being around him, he was one of the humblest, nicest guy that I ever met, he would literally give you his shirt off his back. I will always have wonderful memories of our Bible studies and the geriatric church construction crew. My prayers are with you and your family Judy, 57 years of wonderful memories.
    Russ and Lindy Knights

  3. Alan Chang says:

    So sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are of you and your family during this difficult time.
    Alan Chang

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