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William Holoboff

May 17, 1937 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 83)

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William Holoboff, 83, of Granite, Oregon, passed away at his residence on August 9, 2020.  

On May 17, 1937, in Salem, Oregon, Nicoli and Mary (Popoff) Holoboff welcomed William into their family. He attended North Salem high school, graduating in 1957.  After high school, Bill served in the United States Army as a PFC from 1959-1963.  He worked for himself for 30 years as a farmer, retiring in 1992.

Bill married Mary Lou Sohler on March 12, 1966, in Hood River, Oregon.  Mary Lou and Bill raised two daughters together, Bonnie and Heidi.

He enjoyed gold prospecting and wood carving; he was a life member of the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, a life member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, he was also a member of the NRA, Good Sam, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou Holoboff and his two daughters, Bonnie Holoboff-Johnson of Cambridge, Idaho, and Heidi Davidson of Kalaheo, Hawaii. He is also survived by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arizona Desert Big Horn Sheep Society through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

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