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Holly Ann Connor


December 31, 2013

Holly Ann Connor

Holly Ann Connor, 54, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls, Mont. of the H1N1 virus.  Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Daniel Wathen officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  The family has suggested memorials in Holly's name be made to the National Fibromyalgia Research Association, PO Box 500, Salem, OR  97308, or to St. Jude Thaddeus School.  Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, and you may leave your remembrances and condolences at http://www.hollandbonine.com.

Holly was born on November 23, 1959, in La Jolla, Calif., to Doyle and Martha (Schnepf) Sovey.  The family relocated often during Holly's youth due to her father's job.  They moved to Havre in 1969, where Holly attended school, graduating from Havre High School in 1977.  Holly worked in nursing homes during her school years and beyond.  In 1993, she married Monte Connor and became a stay-at-home mom, caring for her husband and children.

Holly was a loving and giving woman who liked to sew, especially creweling and embroidery. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and games, and going to casinos. Holly was outspoken, occasionally sharing her opinion even when it wasn't requested, and she loved to entertain. She was a mom to everyone, and was very protective of her children. She had a great sense of humor, and didn't hold a grudge. Her dog Skeeter was a special part of her life.

Holly was preceded in death by her father, Doyle Sovey.

She is survived by her husband, Monte Connor, daughter Meagan Connor, son Charles Connor, grandson James Chaisson, and parents Martha and Joe Gatzemeier, all of Havre; her brothers John (Julie) Sovey of Reno, Nev., and Matthew Sovey of Bozeman, Mont .; her stepbrothers Mike (Mary) Sovey of Phoenix, Ariz., Dean (Teressa) Gatzemeier of Dallas, Tex., and Russell Gatzemeier of Chelan, Wash .; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Reader Comments

Emmers writes:

Monte, I just saw this post and my heart hurts for you. Holly was such an amazing women and I feel honored to have been in her life. Em.

pjlachenmeier writes:

I knew Holly from Junior High and High School, very sweet person.. always had a Smile. My Thoughts and Prayers for the Family. R.I.P Holly

LaVonne writes:

so sorry monte I just found out tonight ,hang in there I know it is hard ,but holly is looking down on use all now

Mark writes:

Monte, We are so sorry for your loss. Holly was a great gal and will be missed by all who knew her. Mark and Sharon Keeley

Bernie writes:

Monte, my deepest and sincerest condolences to you, my old friend, for the passing of your life's mate. I can see that familiar mischievous twinkle in your eye in the photo with Holly — I am sure she buffed up the twinkle. This is life, it is fleeting. Time to count your blessings. I always count my blessings and near the top is the good time adventures we had together back in the day at HHS with that yet-to-be-tamed crew we hung with. Hang in there, Monte. Bernard Azure


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