Bill Holman

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Holman, Bill R.

Bill R. Holman, 81, a charming friend & father, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Bill never knew a stranger, had a his warm smile and fun-loving nature. Born in Hobart, Oklahoma and raised in Muleshoe, Texas, Bill attended UNM and was a member of Sigma Chi. He worked at Sandia National Laboratory for 5 years before pursuing his passion for sailing. For many years, Bill was Captain of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Catamaran and Director of Water Sports at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI. He then returned to Albuquerque to pursue a real estate career.

Bill is survived by his daughter Deborah Jane Burns and her husband, Robert J. Burns, grandson Sean Burns, sister Joe Ann Puckett, and brother Charles W. Holman. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wiley L. Holman and Nellie Darnell Holman.

What a Mother's Day gift to his mother. He will be missed by all the people who knew him. He was a remarkable man.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, May 20th at City Church of Albuquerque, 5300 2nd St. NW, Albuq, NM 87107. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill R. Holman to the Senior Citizens' Law Office, Inc., Donations Department, 4317 Lead Av S.E., Suite A, Alb, NM 87108.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from May 19 to May 20, 2017