Muriel Dean “Pete” Holland, 87, of Nowata, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, atJanePhillipsMedicalCenter, inBartlesville.
Pete was born Dec. 30, 1925, inChelsea,Oklahomato Robert Lee and Lula Mae (Heaps)Holland. He served his country during World War II and attained the rank of Sergeant in the United States Army. On Aug. 24, 1948 Pete married the love of his life, Billie June Beck inIndependence,Kansas. They made their home in Nowata and Pete worked as a lineman for the telephone company.
He was a member of the VFW, DAV, and several different rodeo associations. He loved to cowboy as a calf roper, team roper, and pony pulls. Whether boating at the lake or taking care of horses, Pete loved to be outdoors. He was a very family-oriented man that held a special place in his heart for his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Preceding Mr. Holland in death are his parents, Robert and Lula Holland; and siblings, Lee Wann Holland, Wasalee Dillion, and Jay Holland.
Survivors include his wife Billie, of the home; two daughters, Paula Harbuck and husband Jim of Disney, Cindy Hudgens and husband Mike of Oologah; seven grandchildren, Kristi Kirby, Chad Armstrong, Chase Kime, Sarah Hinson, Allison Fulton, Dakota Hudgens; twelve great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, many other relatives and a host of friends.
A memorial service is to be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Hillside Christian Church,Nowata,Oklahoma with Mr. Ben Killion officiating. A reception will be held directly after the memorial service at Hillside Christian Church for those that would like to attend. Services are under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com