Marilynn Patricia Holland

Marilynn Patricia “Pat” Holland, 67, passed away May 8, 2017 in Plano.

Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Lake Shore Funeral Home followed by a reception at the funeral home.

Pat was born August 2, 1949 in Austin to Forest and Evelyn (Culvahouse) Hill. She grew up in Abilene and graduated from Cooper High School in 1967. Pat married Daniel “Dan” Ray Holland in 1970 in Abilene. They were happily married for 46 years. In 1974 they moved to Hillsboro where Pat began working with her husband at Hill Printing and Office Supply as his office manager. She then worked for McGregor & McGregor law firm followed by Waco Printing as a typesetter. She would later join Baylor University in the printing procurement department where she would retire in 2013 after 15 years of service. She loved cooking for her family, celebrating her grandchildren’s accomplishments and spending time with her grandchildren even if it meant sitting in the car and watching them play sports because it was too hot outside.

Pat was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn; father, Forest; and beloved little brother, Michael.

Pat is survived by her spouse, Dan of Aubrey; her son, Scott and wife, Jennifer Holland of Aubrey; daughter, Tricia and husband, John Marek of Axtell; brother, Skip and wife, Darci Hill of Huntsville; brother, Wes and wife, Kaye Hill of Forney; sister, Cindy Balentine of Bedford; grandchildren, Sidney Holland of Conyers, GA, Baylie and Braden Marek of Axtell; cousin, Pris Jones of Katy; seven nephews; one niece; four great-nephews; three great-nieces; and many other special relatives.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hands. Now she flies with Butterflies.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Pat “Nana” Holland scholarship fund at Axtell High School, 308 Ottawa St. Axtell, TX 76624 or via

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Brenda Campbell :

    My heart goes out to you all. Pat wasn’t just my client she was also my friend. She has a special love for her grandchildren. She always had a twinkle in her eye and a loving smile , as she talked fondly of her three grandchildren. She loved her whole family, including all her siblings and their children, she talked often of them and what they meant to her. She never hesitated to ask me about my family and would truly listen. Pat was always a joy to visit with and I miss her. Hold her precious memories close to your heart and share your stories of her to never forget. May Our Lord wrap His loving arms around you and offer you peace and comfort. Stay strong .

  2. Charles and Theresa Polansky :

    Our condolences go out to Pat’s family. We had many good times together and happy memories. So sorry for your loss and keep her memories close to your heart.

  3. Dwayne, Marcie and Kathryn Reed :

    Mrs. Pat was a sweet lady and we always enjoyed seeing her at the school for sporting events, softball games or at work. She was always at every sporting event no matter how she felt, good or bad and I know through conversations with her how proud she was of her grandchildren. She loved watching them no matter what they were in to. She always had something good and positive to say and I don’t think I ever saw her without a beautiful smile. Words are never adequate in moments like this, but we will say our hearts go out to you and we are happy to have known your mother. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. The Reed’s

  4. Larry Zabcik :

    My sincere condolences to you all. Pat was a wonderful lady. God’s richest blessings upon each and every one of you.

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