Our Friend Steve Holland

Steven Michael Holland 1949 – 2015

Steven Michael Holland
1949 – 2015

Steven Michael Holland, 66, of Eagle-Vail, Colorado since 1991, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at his home.  A memorial will take place at the Eagle Vail Pavilion at 1PM on August 26th.

He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 20, 1949, to Lewis William Holland and Ila Jeanne (Miller) Holland. Steven graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado in 1967 and attended the University of Colorado with a major in architecture.  Skiing and being a ski instructor was a big part of Steve’s life. He started his career in 1966 in Winter Park and continued through 2012 with Vail Resorts. During that time, he was a line instructor, supervisor, training manager, product manager and a general manager. He was also part of the PSIARM Alpine Examiner’s Staff, a member of the Board of Directors and a chairman of the Membership Management Committee.  He was also the owner of Holland Construction, which specialized in excavation. Steven had many interests including bicycling, motorcycling, fishing, hunting, golfing, traveling and was also a certified scuba diver. He was a gentle, caring soul that lived life to the fullest and with passion.

Steven is survived by his mother Ila Holland of Loveland, Colorado; brother Larry Holland and wife Joy of Granby, Colorado; sister Rhonda Skeie and husband Craig of Nederland, Colorado; niece Crystal Beecken and husband Ken of Northglenn, Colorado; nephew Erik Skeie of Northglenn as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father.

There will also be a small service in Loveland, Colorado, at a later date, for those unable to attend the service in Vail.  Please visit the website at www.baileykentfuneralhome.com for further information on services, Steven’s online obituary and to leave a condolence for his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to:  Shaw Cancer Center, P.O. Box 2559, Edwards, CO  81632.  Please note “In honor of Steven Holland” on the gift.