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Bernard Holmes

January 5, 1930 ~ August 30, 2017 (age 87)

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Bernard Dean Holmes, 87, of Chester died Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Ben was born in Kennard, Nebraska on January 5, 1930.  After graduating high school, he joined the US Navy in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He married Marilyn Smith and they had 3 children.  They later divorced. In 1986 he married Marjorie “Maggie” (Stores) Coon.  They retired to Montana and spent their time traveling and enjoying camping with friends, visiting family, and spending time gardening.

 Ben is survived by his wife, Maggie; daughter, Janese of Stanwood, WA; son, Kirk (Liz) of Ellensburg, WA; brothers, Roger and Larry; sisters, Nancy and Cindy; stepchildren, Tony Coon and Teri Sternkopf; numerous grandchildren and a great grandchild.

 He is preceded in death by his mother, Lenora; father, Rolland; stepmom, Lorraine; and daughter, Dorene.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Rockman Funeral Home. No services are planned.


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