Wade Jeffrey Holland, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville communities, passed away on June 16, 2013 at the age of 35. Wade was born on August 6, 1977 in Yakima, the son of Marvin James and Linda Sue (Lickfold) Holland.
Wade was raised in Kettle Falls, where he attended school and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1995. As a boy, Wade was inspired by skateboards, model building, the sand¬box, and of course, the firecracker destruction of his models while in the sandbox. As he grew, his interest expanded into guitar lessons and Little League baseball. He enjoyed music and played guitar mostly by ear, but learned to use tabs as well.
He was a talented artist, and his abilities excelled throughout high school. His artistic creativity included painting with acrylics, as well as wood-working. The beautifully crafted coffee table and end tables he created are treasured keepsakes at his parents’ home. Wade was always on the move, whether on foot, motorcycle, snowmobile, boat or car, and often without a firm desti¬nation.
Wade purchased a late 70’s Camaro, in personal recog¬nition of his high school graduation. The Camaro proved to be his all- time favorite car, probably because he could combine both his love for loud music and road trips. Wade worked at various oc¬cupations until 2000, when he began working at Hearth and Home Technologies. He transferred from produc¬tion to cus¬tomer service, assisting in the service center for 10 years.
In October of 2000, Wade was introduced to Sincerray Hegney-Miller. Their love for each other was captured in a mo¬ment and on June 9, 2001 they were wed in Kettle Falls. In 2002 they purchased their first boat, which tuned out to be his most loved hobby of all time. He spent many hours and days enjoying and soaking up the sun with his family and friends. With perseverance, Wade worked long hours while continuing his education through the University of Phoenix and earned his associates’ degree in accounting. He later worked for AIA Insurance and West Side Pizza before receiving a customer service technician position at Delta Dental in Colville. Wade enjoyed his work with Delta Dental and the many good colleagues with which he had the privilege to work.
Wade had a wonderful zest for life and a voice that left little to question. His embrace of spontaneity created adventure and immeasurable humor. His personal impressions and fun-loving mockery were favorite qualities by his No. 1 fan club…his children. Wade’s sincere love for his family and friends was com¬plimented and often expressed through his countless act of random kindness.
He loved the time spent working in his father’s shop, the time spent wedged shoulder to shoulder with his brother, Brian, in “The Midget,” as well as the time he shared working alongside his brother, Troy. His compassion for family was undeniable. Wade had a protective nature and immeasur¬able support, espe¬cially toward his sister and his children.
As a husband, Sincerray remarked, “I had a husband that other woman should be jealous of…”
And when seen wearing shorts on a winter day, he always offered a pearl of wisdom that will forever be embraced, “Hey, it’s a sunny day…”
Wade was preceded in death by an infant son, Morgan James Holland.
He is survived by his wife, Sincerray Holland, at the home; three daughters, Miranda, Marissa and Madelyn Holland; one son, “little” Marvin Holland; parents, Marvin and Linda Holland, Kettle Falls; two brothers, Troy Holland and wife, Sherrie, Kettle Falls; Brian Holland and wife, Tanya, Spo¬kane; sister, Vonda Holland, Spokane; and a host of extended family.
A memorial service for Wade J. Holland, was held June 24 at the Agricultural Trade Center in Colville. Pastor Randy Goodell officiated.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family of Wade Holland at Key Bank in Colville.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.