Harry J. Holmes, '57, 1932-2019

Harry J. Holmes

LONGMONT, Colorado-Harry John Holmes died on June 29, 2019 in Longmont, Colorado, at the age of 86.

Harry is survived by his wife, Anne; children, Greg (Deb) and his sons Preston and Cody, Doug (Brynn) and his daughters Stephanie and MacKenzie, Stacey (Mark) Girdner and their children Tyler and Kayla, and Julie (Rodd) Borgogno and their daughter Paige; brothers, Dick (Marilyn) and Kenny (Toni); sister-in-law, Jan Holmes; brother-in-law, Dick (Margie) DeMallie; cousins, John and Florence DeMallie of Loveland, Colorado; and numerous other cousins, nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Harry and Julia Holmes; sister, Barbara Jean, who lived for nine days, all of Farmington; and brother, Bob of Mequon, Wisconsin.

Harry was born on July 17, 1932 in his home in Farmington. He received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Carlton College in 1954 and his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1957. He married Anne DeMallie, his college sweetheart, in 1955. After receiving his law degree, he began working for a small law firm in Zumbrota, Minnesota, where, among other things, he was a volunteer fireman - the nozzle-man - first up the ladder in his business suit. In 1963 he and his family relocated to Longmont, Colorado. There, he continued his legal career until he retired at the age of 86 in 2018.

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