Carl "Hershy" Holder Carl "Hershy" Holder passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at his home in Lake Stevens, WA. Carl was born April 3, 1929 in Independence, MO and then move to Seattle with his family in the early 1930s. After high school, he proudly served in the United States Army Air Core. Throughout his life he often told fond stories of his time and travels in the military. Soon after his discharge in 1950 he met the love of his life, Virginia. They were married in 1951 and shared all the joys of his life until his death. Carl and Virginia shared their life with their son Kevin "Herschel" and Kristi. Carl enjoyed a long career as an engineer for the Boeing Company. He was proud of his work building the B1 bomber, contributions to Air Force 1 and many classified projects with NASA and the Aero Space Program. His career at Boeing spanned over 45 years. Upon his retirement he dove into the second love of his life, restoring classic American cars. Carl restored countless classic cars but his crowning glory was a 1953 Mercury convertible rebuilt from scratch. Carl spent many years in Prescott, AZ enjoying the two jewels of his eyes, his grand daughters, Sophie and Alex. He would also welcome his little buddy, grandson, Gage. Carl touched many lives and was loved by countless friends and family who will miss his laughter and unique sense of humor. There will be a celebration of Carl's life on Friday, October 18 at the Everett Parks - Legion Hall in Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett. Memorial service begins at 1 p.m. with a reception directly following.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Sept. 29 to Oct. 9, 2013