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Mark William Holland In Memoriam
In Loving Memory of Mark William Holland January 12, 1953 ~ October 26, 2011 "...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalms 30:5 Mark fought a brave man's battle but lost the fight after a long illness. Mark was a hardworking man with a work ethic that was a direct result of his strong integrity. His last profession was that of a truck driver for a Bakersfield trucking company. After completing his tour of duty with an honorable discharge, Mark married and that union resulted in two children, Theresa and Mark, Jr. Later Mark met the love of his life, Lisa Clary, his life partner of 14 years. He also loved, cared for, and became the father for Lisa's two children, Preston and Katherine. He became family and friend to ALL of Lisa's family. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Lee, and his son, Mark, Jr. He will be missed by his faithful, loving, and caring partner, Lisa of Bakersfield; and her two children, Preston and Katherine; his daughter, Theresa (Mike) of CA; six grandchildren, Javier Valdez III, Joseph Castillo, Julio Castillo, Annalysa Castillo, Mark Holland III, and Dominique Osborn; his mother, Dorothy of MI; his brother, Wesley (Chaundra) of MI; six aunts, Patricia (Ray) of VA, Alma (Calvin) of CA, Alice of CA, Donna of MI, Barbara of IN, and Carolyn of IN; Uncle James of PA; and many other family members left to mourn his passing and treasure his time on earth. Soul mates during Mark's life are Keith Dorman, MD (born as a cousin, loved as a brother) and his wife, Cecile. The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation and gratitude the many comforting messages, prayers, and all other expressions of kindness during our time of stress and sorrow. A chapel service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Visitation will not be scheduled. For condolences, please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryand cemetery.com. A million times we will miss you. A million times we will cry. If our love could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we all loved you dearly. In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no other can fill. ~The Family Greenlawn Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 2, 2011
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