Longtime Kittitas resident Ron Holliday passed away of natural causes in late September. He was 71 years old. Ron was born in Bellingham, Washington to Jack and Emma Holliday. He spent most of his younger years in and around the Bellingham area where he also attended school. He relocated to Eastern Washington as a young man and eventually settled with his family in Wenatchee where he also built his business Ron Holliday Logging. Once he retired from logging, he continued hauling and built a small hay trucking business out of Kittitas. He particularly liked hauling for farmers in Bonner's Ferry Idaho and loved the area. Ron believed in responsible management and maintenance of our forests and recently enjoyed spending time back on job sites and sharing his experience.
Dad was a go-to resource for many. He could fix just about anything or always knew someone who could. He was a calm presence whose smile and laugh just felt good to be around. He enjoyed horses, talking cattle, fishing on the river with friends and heading to Vegas with his sister and brother-in-law as many times a year as he could. Swedish pancakes and Rhubarb pie were his specialties and those who knew always requested that he make them.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Emma Holliday. He is survived by his daughter Shauna Holliday and her husband Jake; his son Ronald Holliday, Jr., and his wife Mia along with their children Drake and Trey Holliday; his sister Kris Trott and her husband Dave; his brother Larry Holliday and his wife Terrie and many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
We will celebrate Ron's life with casual get togethers in Kittitas on Wednesday, 10/27 at the Time Out Saloon from 4:30pm-6:30pm (age 21 and over) and on Saturday, 10/30 at Ankar Club House, 4230 Ankar Park Drive in Bellingham from 1pm-3pm.
Published by The Daily Record on Oct. 16, 2021.