BUFFALO - Funeral services for Buffalo resident Charles William "Charlie" Holland, 64, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, May 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo by the Rev. Dick Edgerton of the Episcopal Church. Private family interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon in Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo.
He died May 16, 2003, in Torrington.
Born March 20, 1939, in Buffalo, he was the son of William Campbell and Marian (Richter) Holland; was raised and educated there; and graduated from Johnson County High School in 1957. He then attended the University of Wyoming.
He joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in France. After his discharge, he returned to Wyoming and attended Casper College on a rodeo scholarship.
On Oct. 20, 1967, he married Karen Reardon in Buffalo.
They made their home in Buffalo, on the family ranch on Clear Creek. He was the fourth generation of Hollands to live and work there.
A rancher and cowboy at heart, he loved driving the school bus for Buffalo student activities for more than 27 years and was active in rodeo for most of his life. He was an avid gardener and loved planting trees; enjoyed Wyoming and Johnson County history; and served on the Fair Board for seven years.
He dearly loved his family and, especially, spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years of Buffalo; two daughters and their husbands, Tarina (Holland) Leithead of Wright and Brenda Nimick of Buffalo; son, Travis Holland of Tacoma, Wash.; mother of Buffalo; two sisters; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be made to the Charles W. Holland Rodeo Scholarship, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo 82834.