April 17, 1929 ~ February 24, 2020 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Alvin passed away peacefully on Feb 24, 2020. He was 90 years old and was with his family when he passed. Alvin lived in Lodi for the past 30 years.

He was born in South Dakota to Ralph and Fern Holley in 1929 and had 5 sisters. He moved with his family to Sioux City, Iowa where he graduated from high school and went into an apprenticeship with the railroad for 10 years. He had many childhood friends along the way. He married Shirley Skidmore on April 5, 1951 in Sioux City Iowa. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

In 1959 he moved his family to California where he worked as an accountant at Aerojet General Corporation for 28 years. His other occupations were insurance salesman and he owned an Oak Furniture Store in Lodi. He spent time fishing with his family and was an avid armchair sportsman. He served the Lord in several different ways throughout his life including being a Gideon for many years.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, and would have celebrated their 69th anniversary in April. He is survived by his children, Kerry and (Becky) Holley, Cindy Holley, and Margaret Ray. He has four granddaughters, (Dallas) and Jennifer Roper, Roxane Stovall, Megan and (Eric) Olson, and (Josh) and Erin McCarty. He has six great grand children, Addie, Wesley, Millie, Sadie, Henry, and Luella. He is survived by his sister (Ronald) and Karen Smith who live in Sioux City, Iowa, as well as many nieces and nephews.

There will be a private graveside service and family and friends will celebrate his life. His internment is at Galt Cemetery in Galt, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideons International, Hospice of San Joaquin, or Galt Bible Church.

We wish to thank Hospice of San Joaquin for their care and support during his last month of his life.

His final thoughts were that the most important thing in life is to point people to Jesus.

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