Herbert "Herb" Holliday
Feb 7, 1932 - Jan 19, 2014
Herbert “Herb” Holliday, 81 of rural Riverton, died at his home on Sunday, January 19, 2014. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Davis Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and also on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Davis Funeral Home from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Mountain View Cemetery.
Herbert Raymond Holliday was born on February 7, 1932 in Morrill, Nebraska to Harvey and Dorothy (Snow) Holliday. His family moved from Nebraska to Eastern Wyoming before settling in the Shoshoni area. He attended schools in Shoshoni.
On March 1, 1952 he married Dessie Pearl Honeycutt in Riverton, WY. Together they raised three children.
He helped his father on the family farm in Missouri Valley and eventually he bought his own farm in Paradise Valley and ran it until he sold it in 1976. He then worked for A.D. Martin Lumber. He worked for Cream O’ Weber Dairy doing all the maintenance on their equipment until his retirement.
Herb was a well-known fast pitch softball player and was instrumental in making the sport popular in Fremont County. He played for over 30 years all around the state. He finally stopped playing when he was in his early 50’s. He played with the American Softball Association. He was also a state champion horseshoe pitcher and belonged to the National Horseshoe Pitching Association. Along with all the outdoor sports he competed in, he was also an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife of 61 plus years, Dessie Holliday of Riverton; his son, Miles (Dawn) Holliday; his daughter, Beverlee (Kevin) Wright of Pinedale; his grandchildren, Tera Holliday, Aaron Holliday, Jessica Schell, J.J. Williamson, Ashlee Myers, and Mikaela Loveland; his eleven great grandchildren; his brother, Larry (Judy) Holliday of Riverton; his in laws, Art Honeycutt, Max and Carol Ferguson, Kenny and Joyce Honeycutt, Wilmer and Carolyn Clark, Ila Petersen, Rosella Petersen, and Tess Holliday; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Dorothy Holliday; his brother, Hank Holliday; and his son, Rodney H. “Doc” Holliday.
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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.