11/15/1953 - 10/02/2022
Service Date: 10/21/2022
Service Time: 11 AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

Delmar B. Holland, 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 2nd, 2022 at his home in Mesa, Arizona surrounded by his family.
He was born November 15, 1953, in Ada, Oklahoma. His parents were Fagon and Virginia Holland.

Delmar was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.
Delmar is survived by his wife, Gloria and four children Holly Burdick, Delmar Holland II, Rocky Holland and Brandis Farrelly. He also had ten grandchildren and one great grandson. One sister Beverly Kee and husband Bill Kee.
Daughter-in-law Jennifer Holland and Son-in-law David Farrelly.
His Mother-in-law Maria Munoz, and Sister-in-law’s Hope Daniels and husband Gilbert Daniels. Rosa Ferguson and husband George Ferguson.

Delmar was the youngest of five children. He was proceeded in death by his three brothers Preston, Lonnie and Richard Holland.

Although he lost his battle to cancer Delmar fought hard and we are so proud of him. We are grateful that we were able to share his last year of life with him adding more memories for us to cherish and hold close to our hearts.

The funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday October 21st, 2022, at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, Arizona 85297
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley.


  • My condolences to Delmar’s family. I was a classmate of his and cherished his friendship. May he Rest In Peace!

  • Barbie (Goins)Fern

    Delmar was a great guy. Prayers for your family.

  • Dee-Dee Leesman (Lopez)

    My prayers are with you and your family. I wish I could have seen you both since high-school. I also live in mesa. Gloria I wish you and your children and family all the love and support in Jesus name amen.

  • Trisha Dawson Green

    So sorry for your loss…he was so popular in high school…he was an energy that unique to our class. There was a lot of fun, to be had, when Delmar was around. Condolences to Gloria and his family. God bless.

  • Candy Holt-Zbiegien

    I’m very sorry to hear about your husband. I have not seen you in many years, but it sounds like you have had a beautiful life. I remember you from Florence.

  • Gloria and family I am so sorry for the loss of Delmar May he rest in god’s peace. May god give you peace and comfort during this difficult time ✝️✝️

  • Funniest man I ever met!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • My deepest condolences to your family. Delmar made a big impact on my life and those of our children and his grandchildren. He was blessed with such a great sense of humor and a one of a kind laugh. Thank you for accepting me into your family and making all of our kids who lived out of state always feel remembered and close in spirit. Your memory will live on forever through all of us and through your blood in your grandchildren. I like to think it is not goodbye, it is until we see you again. With love, Bryan and family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Delmar’s passing. May God grant peace and comfort to Gloria and children. I remember most the Super Bowl parties at their home in Gilbert! Great times.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • We were lucky enough to have Delmar in our family for 50plus years. Memories are too many to enter in this small space, but his smile, his quick wit , his laughter blessed us always. Ours was a group of dancers, camping, athletics but most of all of family and Delmar was ONE of a kind. We will truly miss him, but are BLESSED with many memories to sustain us and hopefully also his children and his loving wife, my sister, Gloria. God Bless

  • Mike and Delia Vasquez

    Our Deepest Sympathy to Gloria and the rest of the family. God Bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you, your cousins.

  • Jose L & Fran Villarreal

    Ephesians 5:20
    “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” (KJV)
    We send our most heartfelt prayers and condolences during your time of grief and sorrow; blessings to you and your family.

    Your cousins

  • Gibby, Jennifer & Family

    Our deepest condolences to my Aunt Gloria, Brandis, Rocky, D.B. and their families. My Uncle is in my earliest memories, forty plus years of holidays, birthdays and accomplishments with him there smiling and laughing. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers – Love you all.

  • Hope and Gilbert Daniels

    Delmar was our brother-in-law whom we grew to love like a brother. When playing dominos or cards we always had a good time, laughing, drinking and yes even dancing at times. He and I grew up with similar backgrounds on country living. Hard working families, some hard luck but never giving up. Always pushing forward towards a better life for our families. Our sincere condolences go out to all his family.

  • Dion, Pamala and AZ Daniels

    My family’s deepest condolences go out to my Aunt Gloria and my cousins D.B. Rocky and Brandis your spouses and all your children, you lost an amazing husband father and grandfather, love you all so much!.……My uncle Delmar was the point of convergence in our family gatherings. I believe it was his ability to make you laugh or maybe his special craft of storytelling that would inevitably make you laugh,..not just a regular kinda of laugh, but one from that place deep in your belly that made you sore the next day. Even more amazing was his genuineness when it came to making you feel like you’re the only person that matters in a conversation. And yet sometimes he could make you the point of interest in any conversation, and I mean that facetiously. Hilarious!!! I will miss you terribly uncle Delmar, the gatherings will be quieter and less enjoyable and the memories of hunting, watching football, boxing and Easter’s at Canyon Lake where the volleyball games were epic and to be remembered by any and all who knew, …will be flowing fresh through my mind. And if I could one last time,..I would drive my Hot Wheels over your face to wake you up so you could take me to my bus stop, again! Love you and will always appreciate the best uncle I ever had!!

  • Delmar Sr. was a great father who raised some pretty awesome kids. Your fam is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Nancy Lewis (Holland)

    Sending my condolences to Gloria for her strength and thank her for taking such good care of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, especially brother to us all. May he rest in peace. LOVE YOU DELMAR, ❤️

  • Kenneth (DALE) Mosley

    My condolences to the Holland family. Saddened to go look him up and find this. Known Delmar since early 70s when he and his dad worked for my grandpa at ELECTRICAL DISTRIC # 5 as linemen. Then 4.5 yrs from 1977 to 1981 building mobile homes for SKYLINE CORP. in Casa Grande. Prayers to Gloria and the family.. KDM

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