Chad Gerald Holland

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Chad Gerard Holland passed away at the age of 75.

Chad was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Ben and Faye Holland. They moved to the Grasshopper Valley, Montana, in 1950. Chad graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1960. He spent the next six years with the National Guard. Chad married Verna McLean on Nov. 30, 1968. They raised three sons: Ken, Koy and Koby, on their family ranch.

Chad passed doing what he loved – working on the ranch and tending to the buffalo. He had great passion for family, animals and sports. If you ever missed a sporting event (of any kind) you would receive a full recap the next morning while doing ranch work. He especially loved Dillon Beaver sports and Rodeo. He loved watching and helping all his sons and grandkids succeed.

Chad was preceded in death by his father Ben; his mother Faye; and his sister Marge.

He is survived by his wife Verna; his three children, Ken (Mandy and Bryce), Koy (Denise, Wyatt, Tel and Faye), and Koby (Kristi); his sister Sonja (Russell Munday); his brother Todd (Marcia) Holland and several nephews and nieces.

In respect of his wishes, no services will be held. We will create a book of memories for his grandchildren. If you wish to share memories of Chad please send them to Koby Holland, P.O. Box 924, Dillon, MT 59725.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the University of Montana Natural Horsemanship or Rodeo Program. They may be sent to UMW Foundation, 710 S. Atlantic St., Dillon, MT 59725.