Following a long illness, Dennis Holthouse left this world to meet his Lord on October 9, 2012. Twenty-nine years ago Dennis returned to San Juan Bautista after a liver transplant in Pittsburgh, PA. He is pictured shortly after he received the Gift of Life in July 24, 1984.
He lived to see his children graduate high school and college, walk his daughter down the aisle, and spent 15 years knowing and loving his granddaughter.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bev, of Lincoln, CA, his son, Rick Holthouse (Rob Anderson) San Francisco, his daughter, Robin Dierksen (Brian Dierksen) and granddaughter, Sierra Dierksen, of Rocklin. California. He is also survived by brothers Ken and Craig Holthouse of San Juan Bautista, and Bruce and Brian Holthouse of Hollister.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Renee and Armand Bud Holthouse, his brother, Richard Kevin, and sister, Jeanne Mary.
Dennis was affiliated with the Elks lodge, and Benito County Cattlemen’s Association, Sacred Heart School Board of Directors and Palma High School Parents Board. He was a 4-H leader and a member of the 4 H Council. Dennis was also involved in the San Benito County Board of Realtors.
He competed many years in the county Saddle Horse show in roping and riding events and was most proud of winning a buckle riding bulls. In his later years, Dennis enjoyed attending his granddaughter’s many sports activities in particular volleyball competitions.
Memorial services will be held Friday, October 19th, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos, CA conducted by Fr Larry Kambitsch, with a reception following at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista.