Andrew Chaylon Holland
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Andrew Chaylon Holland May 26, 1980 to January 22, 2017 Having been the subject of many dreary, depressing tales and texts from family and friends for the last nineteen years, Andrew Holland is finally happy to say that from now on, the news is only good. In one fell swoop, this most courageous, compassionate, entertaining and greatly loved son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson and friend has managed to beat schizophrenia, drug abuse, alcoholism, and skip out on almost a year left of his two year jail term in isolation for acting like a miscreant while off his meds (again). On Sunday, January 22, 2017, God must have decided Andrew had been kept from Him, his loving arms, and the mind-blowing surf in heaven, long enough. No looking back great soul, it's time to live. Andrew's mom and dad, Sharon and Carty Holland, his brothers and sisters, Corban and Ann, Tyler and Darlene, and Elena and Fredy, along with the rest of his humongous and unruly family would like to invite anyone wishing to Celebrate his Life on February 18, 2017; It will take place at 10:30 am at Agape Church in San Luis Obispo, off O'Conner Way. We will have a BBQ at the church following. Please come ready to share---and rejoice. Sign his guestbook at sanluisobispo.com/obituaries

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Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Jan. 29, 2017.
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April 13, 2017
I have fond memories of Drew from high school. Hadn't seen him in years, but always remembered what a great guy he was. I was very sad to see this. Rest In Peace Drew.
Jordan Preiser
Classmate
March 1, 2017
Sharon, Carty and the entire family...... we are so heartbroken to hear of the passing of Drew. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. We cannot even begin to imagine the pain and suffering you are experiencing. The high school years our boys hung out together Drew was always a young man who had a special place in my heart...... RIP Drew,
Ernie, Debra Zavala and family
February 18, 2017
My dearest Hollands. I am so heartbroken that our sweet Drew couldn't fight that awful affliction. We will always remember his sweet smile and gentleness that was his real self. We love you all so much.
The Sweasey's
Maria Sweasey
February 14, 2017
Drew, lil butt head, damn Andrew got me again or right on Drew are some of the ways I would refer to Drew often...Drew was in a way the little brother I never had. He is also that little brother that drove you crazy because as we got older Drew easily became the better Surfer, skateboarder, BMX rider, cliff diver and whatever else he set his mind to. His big smile (often mischievous) and positive spirit (also playfully mischievous at times) is how I will remember him. I was saddened by the struggles and demons he faced and I know he was to. Unfortunately we cannot always control our bodies and our minds and I'm thankful he no longer has to walk that scary and seemingly lonely road. The Drew I know and choose to remember was a sweet, caring, family means everything and truly kind soul. Sharon, Carty, Corban, Tyler and Elaina and all off the Holland, Strand, Romig families my thoughts are with you and I love you all.
Shannon Hennings
February 14, 2017
Our hearts hurt for you. While our love comes from afar, our thoughts are very near. With much care,
Dean, Cindy and Lydia Hale
February 11, 2017
I did not know Drew personally but my son did and I just what to tell his family how sorry I am. May his wings open and fly!
Cindi Bishop
February 8, 2017
Such a great soul. Such a great friend with many, many years of great memories. I'm so very sorry Holland's. Take comfort on knowing Drew is at peace now and closer to you than ever.
Jessica Atiya
February 3, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John Ayala Jr.
February 2, 2017
Sharon and Carty, I cannot even begin to imagine your pain.... I will always remember Andrew as the "peanut butter bandit". Love And prayers to all of you.
Lisa Jianuzzi (Mestaz)
February 1, 2017
Sharon and Carty, When I read in the paper about the death I was hoping it was not your son...then I read the obituary. I cannot even imagine losing a child, a precious, loved son. You both have been in my thoughts these past days. Hug each other and breathe.
Christine Greek
January 31, 2017
You will always be remembered as a stand-up friend, who always stood up for what was right. I have the fondest memories of your warm spirit and contagious laugh. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the Holland Family.

Godspeed.
McCain Ryan
January 31, 2017
Dear Sharon, Carty and the entire Holland family~
We are praying for comfort for you all and that the Peace that passes understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. We love you and will hold you in our hearts in this time of sorrow.
Susan and Matt Newby
January 31, 2017
Praying for you, Holland family. He was a joy to be around the few times I had the privilege of serving with him. The most memorable for me was when he came to serve lunches to the homeless at Prado Day Center. We love you guys and will continue to lift you guys in prayer.
Love, the Wyrick Family.
Jessica Wyrick (Descisciolo)
January 31, 2017
Dear Sharon and Cardy,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I love you and am praying for your comfort at this time. <3
Tara Newby
January 31, 2017
Sharon and family- the Doubrava's send our love, thoughts and hugs to you all. We are so sad to hear this news. Please know we are there with you in spirit.
The Doubrava Family
Kassie Gray
January 30, 2017
Praying for strength for your family and peace for you, Drew.
January 30, 2017
That incredible smile and kindness always greeted me EVERY time I saw him!
His laugh was beautiful!
I love you precious Holland family and would give anything to be there to celebrate this man who now rides on the eternal wave with His Heavenly Father. I'm praying for you all!
Peggy Pottenger
January 30, 2017
We're thinking and praying for you Holland family. So sorry for your loss.
Peter and Ita Mututwa
January 30, 2017
My heart sank ❤ All my love to you, Sharon and Carty, and all the kids. I wish I could be there to hug you. I am in spirit. I love you so much. Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson
January 30, 2017
Sending love prayers to your entire family. love, Vernanne
Vernanne
January 29, 2017
Thinking about you guys and praying for the Holland
Family. Pastor Dee and Catherine
January 29, 2017
My deepest condolences go out to the Holland family.

Rest in peace Drew...
Paul Anthony Moerman
January 29, 2017
Happy surfing in the sky, Drew.
Nancy Howland
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