Steven Martin Holmes
1967 - 2020
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Steven Martin Holmes passed away at Sutter Roseville Medical Center on July 10, 2020, following a heart attack.
Steve was born March 20th, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Carol & Thomas Holmes and big brother Phillip. The family moved to Mountain View, CA following the untimely passing of Carol when Steve was just 11 months old. When Steve was a toddler, Tom met and married Janet (Reginato), who became a doting mother to Steve & Phil, with sister Cynthia joining the family a few years later. Growing up in Mountain View, Steve played in several bands over the years. A talented musician, Steve played 5 instruments. Following High School, Steve enlisted in the Marine Corps. While serving in the Marines, Steve formed a rugby team, playing against other branches of the military in matches all over the world, leading to a lifetime love of the sport (the New Zealand All Blacks were his favorite team). Following his honorable discharge in 1989, Steve moved to Chico, CA to start college at Chico State. While attending Chico, Steve met Lisa (Bookbinder). They eventually married, and their daughter Hannah was born in the fall of 1994. Shortly after Hannah's birth, the family moved to Rocklin, CA. Steve and Lisa divorced in 2001, but remained friends throughout the years. Later that same year, Steve met and fell in love with his second wife, Julie (Hayes). Inseparable from the start, they married in 2008. Their son Chase was born in the fall of 2010.
Having worked in the Financial Services industry for several years, Steve decided instead to pursue a career as a Photographer & Videographer in 2006, doing several campaigns for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and multiple other clients over the years.
Steve will be remembered as a friend to everyone. He truly never met a stranger, and knew employees at every business he frequented by name. He was a strong ally to everyone he knew, always positive and supportive in every way. A quick wit, great sense of humor & no hints of shyness meant he was usually the life of the party. He imbued most things in life with his fun loving attitude. Forever curious, Steve was always learning about new things. He had a love of modern architecture, industrial design, the outdoors, working out with his CrossFit family and music of all types (but especially the Foo Fighters). Most importantly, he had a deep love for his family and friends. An organ donor, Steve's kidneys went to two different recipients upon his death - making him a hero to two people, their family and friends. He will forever be our hero and we will miss him always.
Steve's ashes were interred at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Thursday, August 6th following a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All Souls Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Cool, CA or Good Ride, a charity that partners with Infinite Hero Foundation, causes he was passionate about.
Published in "Folsom Telegraph, The" on Aug. 7, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
I will miss Steve's enthusiasm and his support. He was always so supportive of anything I did. I'm lucky to have known him. Thanks for bringing him into my life, Julie! :) Love you.
Tiffany Fechter
August 13, 2020
I will love and miss you always my cousin Steve ...My condolences to The Holmes always Rob Martin
Robert Martin
August 10, 2020
We met Steve at a common friend's BBQ party and we became quick friends when it came to music, cars, and corny puns. I always admired his creativity and willingness to try new things like woodworking and showing his family the joys of adventure and community with nature. He will be dearly missed, rest easy brother.
Troy Vera
August 8, 2020
Steve was a client of mine. Him and his family quickly turned into friends. Always a smile on his face? Our mutual love of mis century modern design, the love we both had for his dogs. Steve was the guy you wanted in your corner. Genuine. Honest. Sweet. You will be missed.
Shalini Chandra
August 8, 2020
What beautiful words. I did not know you Steve but your family. They are beautiful lights in this world. Hannah has always been so proud to be your daughter and would make me so envious of the relationship you two had. You and Lisa have raised her to be a strong women with deep family values. I pray you find peace knowing how much love Hannah, Julie, Lisa, and Chase have for each other and their bond that will continue to grow. You will never be forgotten, your soul will live on.
Ruth Schafer
August 8, 2020
Thank you Steve for always praising my successes and encouraging me in my ventures. You were a light to many and will continue to be so.
August 8, 2020
Steve was not just my nephew, he was a friend. Always ready with a smile, a friendly word or compliment. He was always ready to help , with whatever I needed to get done. I will always remember our wood cutting trips, where he always did more then his share. I loved the way he could make you feel so at home around him. Such a loving father and husband, it was a joy to see Julie and Steve's love for each other, Hannah and Chase.
Clinton Hayes
August 8, 2020
I loved Steve. He was such a good and loving father to Hannah and Chase, And the love that he shared with the love of his life, Julie, was incredible. He was such a loving, caring man. Some of my fondest memories of Steve were doing holiday dishes together, laughing and having so much fun with such a mundane task. He always had a compliment for me ,and always called me aunt Donna. I will miss you Steve but will never forget you. Love, Aunt Donna
Donna Hayes
August 8, 2020
Thank you for being apart of our lives and being the uncle we always needed. Peace be with you brother.
Trevor Parks
August 7, 2020
Can't put it into any great words except I miss you and my life will never be the same without you in it.
Katrina Peck
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