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Daniel LeRoy Holland (D.L.)

Daniel LeRoy HollandDaniel LeRoy Holland

October 15, 1922  ~  December 7, 2012

Viewing: Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S, Brigham City, Utah, and on Thursday from 10 until 10:40 am at Brigham City 9th Ward Chapel, 236 E. 100 S.

Funeral services: Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 11 am in the Brigham City 9th Ward Chapel, 236 E. 100 S.

Interment: Brigham City cemetery, with military honors.

Brigham City - D.L. Holland, age 90, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 7,2012, (Pearl Harbor Day) of causes incident to age. He was born October 15, 1922, in Brigham City, Utah to LeRoy Holland and Grace Evadene Reeder Holland. He grew up in Brigham City, and graduated from Box Elder High School and LDS Seminary. He married Maurine Hirschi on August 17, 1945, during a two-week leave from the war. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple the next July. D.L. and Maurine recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. He was a loyal companion to his loving wife and his influence is evident in his four children.

D.L. had an amazing work ethic. From an early age he was always industrious. He had many skills and titles throughout his lifetime, among them paperboy, taxi driver, gas station attendant and mechanic. He was an avid genealogist, hunter, music lover, and excellent mechanic. His garage, cars and equipment were always in mint condition. He was a perfectionist, with an uncanny ability to organize and remember things. He was known for his honesty and strong will.

He kept an immaculate yard, vegetable garden and flower beds. He was the first recipient of the Brigham City Kiwanis Yard of the Month award. He loved shooting and reloading and was a director and served as secretary of the Box Elder Wildlife Federation for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy Submarine Service, where he was a Motor Machinist Mate, 1st Class. He worked at HAFB and transferred to Thiokol as an Air Force Quality Control Inspector where he had a long period of Sustained Superior Performance awards. After retirement he worked at Precision Parts to keep busy. 

D.L. was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a reliable Home Teacher; he never missed a family in over 40 years, always going on the first day of every month. His church service included callings in several auxiliary organizations, but his favorite calling was that of Ward Clerk, serving 20 consecutive years to four different Bishoprics. He was an outstanding example as he and Maurine attended the temple regularly.

D.L. was a man of great integrity. After the early death of his father, he kept his promise to take care of his mother and her beautiful flower gardens. He did so for over 34 years, sacrificing much to keep his word. He will be remembered for his keen mind and quick wit. His many talents and hobbies serve as a legacy for his posterity. D.L. was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Jackson; brothers, David Ray and Marvin Lee; grandson, Moses Cade Spicker. He is survived by his devoted wife; children,Dianne (DeLos) Hathaway, West Valley City; Steven, Brigham City; Susanne (Terry) Spicker,North Ogden; Teresa (Mark) Bridge, Uintah Highlands; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Matthews and also Primrose Hospice and Home Care for their compassionate and professional care.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December l3, 2012, at 11 am in the Brigham City 9th Ward Chapel, 236 E 100 S. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S, Brigham City, Utah, and on Thursday from 10 until 10:40 am at the ward preceding the service. Interment in the Brigham City cemetery, with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the LDS Temple Construction Fund. 

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Warm condloences to a great cousin and wonderful family.I recall DL's devotion to his folks, wife and family.
Best Wishes

Irene R. Janes


While I did not have the honor of knowing or serving with Mr. Holland, he is a navy and submarine brother. Thank you for your service to your country sir, and now at long last sailor you have eternal fair winds and following seas. Our condolences to his family.

Keith F. Post, Executive Director
St. Marys Submarine Museum
St. Marys, GA 31558


Our condolences to Daniel's loving wife and family. As a "Brother of the Phin", "Sailor, Rest your oars, we have the watch." May God bring peace, comfort, and healing in this time of grief.

Ray Fritz,
National Chaplain
United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.





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