Dean Holmes

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Dean Holmes passed away on July 19th, 2022 at the age of 92, in Mesa, Arizona. He died from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). His wife, Maureen Holmes, passed away 6 months earlier, and Dean died on the date of their 70th wedding anniversary. He is survived by eight children, their spouses and partners, and over a hundred grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born and raised on a farm in Burley, Idaho; served an LDS mission in Canada; became an Air Force fighter pilot, then a United Airlines pilot until he retired. He shared his musical talents with many throughout his life, from singing to playing the saw. He lived a very productive life and bravely endured ALS for over a year until he succumbed to its inevitable outcome.