In Memoriam

Class of 1975

DR. HAROLD R. HOLM, CLASS OF 1975

Dr. Harold R. Holm died unexpectedly on Nov. 7, 2015 at his home. He was 66.

Dr. Holm was the son of Harold and Florence Holm. He grew up in Hoquiam, Wash.

He loved his wife, his family and many friends, his staff, his patients, his farm and his dogs and cats. He enjoyed fishing trips to Alaska and fly fishing all over the western United States. He was a voracious reader, reading about four books a week. The New York Times was a daily source of enjoyment. Dr. Holm was a Democrat and a Christian and those values guided everything he did in life. He helped so many people in so many ways. In his dental practice, he treated people who needed help and couldn’t pay, amounting to thousands of dollars yearly. If a friend or neighbor needed help, he was there for them no matter what time, what task or how much. He hired the homeless and made donations to many charities.

Dr. Holm also loved to build things. He built three barns and his house, which was the pride of his life. He milled the beams from timber off his farm and labored for 10 years, almost finishing it before his death. He was a hands-on guy who knew a lot about everything, given enough time. He is deeply missed by all who knew him. If he could, he would tell everyone who loved him, “If you have type 2 diabetes, HBP or sleep apnea, please deal with it ASAP! Because life is worth it.”

Dr. Holm is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara; sisters Alice (Don) Sampson of Tumwater, Wash., and Elaine Steele of Palm Springs, Calif.; nieces Tyra Taff, Jan Lunn and Laurie Lunn; and nephews Michael and Daniel Steele and John and Mike Lunn. Tony and Mitzi Sampson were part of his extended family. (The Olympian)

DR. PHILIP P. MIHELICH, DDS CLASS OF 1975 

Dr. MihelichDr. Philip Patrick “Phil” Mihelich of Clear Lake, Wash., passed away at home on Nov. 16, 2021. He was 72.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1948 to Joe and Wilma (Erickson) Mihelich in Seattle. He graduated from Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Wash., in 1967 and married Marilyn Christensen on March 20, 1970. He received a BS in chemistry from Seattle University. He was a dentist in the U.S. Army for two years and in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., for 25 years.

Dr. Mihelich enjoyed golfing, boating, camping, and fishing. He had a passion for traveling with his wife and took more than 20 trips to Europe. He also loved watching his grandchildren play sports and was an avid Sedro-Woolley Cubs football fan. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sedro-Woolley. He received the Paul Harris Fellow Award and was a past president of the Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club.

Dr. Mihelich is survived by his daughter, Lara (Andreas) Kammereck; son Matt (Tristin); grandchildren Davis and Maren Mihelich and Karl, Elsa, and Emmett Mihelich; brother Paul; sister Karen (Rick) Kriewald; niece Jennifer (Derek) Koellmann and children Madison and Sam; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn. (Legacy.com)