1919 ~ 2004

HOLLADAY-<! > Russ Holley passed away Sept. 17, 2004 of natural causes.

He was born August 19, 1919, in Springville, UT, to Glenn and Arlena Harrison Holley, the oldest of four children. The family moved to Mapleton, Utah in 1920. After high school, Russ attended LDS Business College and worked at Arden Dairy. While working at Arden Dairy, he met Lola Mae Harris who also worked there.

Russ and Lola were married in the Salt Lake City Lion House on November 22, 1941. When World War II began, the newly married couple went to work for Geneva Steel to support the war effort.

After working for Geneva Steel Russ and Lola moved to Vernal, UT during an oil boom. During their years in Vernal, Russ owned and managed Russell's Men's Wear, a men's clothing store. In addition, he was a co-founder of American Nuclear Corporation following his successful Wyoming exploration and resulting mining claims. In 1964, Russ and Lola moved to Holladay with their four children. After the move, Russ founded and was the president of Amacan Resources. He worked with the company until his retirement in the early 90's.

Russ enjoyed the company of many good friends through community and social activities. He worked with the Vernal Rodeo, Kiwanis Club, and the Knife & Fork Club. Russ loved to watch sporting events and was very supportive of his children in their endeavors. He participated in scouting and little league baseball.

The Holley family would like to thank Renee' Marquez, Russ' caretaker, for her many years of loyal friendship and service. Her dog Coco brightened many days for Russ.

He is survived by his four children: Cheryl H. (Sherm) Smith, Ogden, R. Glenn (Mary) Holley, Park City, Brent H. Holley, Salt Lake City and Terry R. Holley, Stayton, Oregon. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister: Lamar (Lois) Holley, Springville, Robert (Wanda) Holley, Mapleton, and Colleen (Stan) Thatcher, Springville; Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife Lola preceded him in death in 1996.

Services will be Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 at Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will commence at 11:00 a.m. with funeral services following at 1:00 p.m.