Florence Holland Obituary

Florence (Betty) Holland
Florence (Betty) Holland

May 12, 1921 - January 22, 2008
Born in Granger, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA


Florence Elizabeth “Betty” Holland, 86, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. According to Betty’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services held. A private burial of the cremated remains will take place later this spring at Beaver Catholic Cemetery in Granger, Iowa.

Betty was born on May 12, 1921 in Granger, Iowa to Edward Edmund and Gertrude Carrie Wilson Comer. From 1943, she served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a First Class Petty Officer, until Betty was honorably discharged in 1946. She married Edward John Holland and he preceded her in death in 1989. For 51 years, Betty had lived in Hayward, CA, where she was employed with Owens-Illinois Glass Company for 24 years, until she retired in 1982. Betty moved to Urbandale in 1997, where she was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and the YEWS. She loved gardening and enjoyed theatre productions.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Maxine Tiernan of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and four sisters.




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