Jeannie Marie Holland (March 30, 1951 – April 2, 2015)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:43 PM
On April 2nd, 2015, Jeannie passed quietly after succumbing to pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Jeannie was born March 30th 1951, in a bathtub (there is a story here) in Wisconsin to parents Margaret and Willard Holland. She is survived by a litter of siblings, Carol Holland (Craig Wilson), Donna Benson (Andy,) Linda Czeisler, Gary Holland (Sarah) and Richard Holland (Donna Fortune Holland), and a score of nieces and nephews.
Jeannie grew up in El Cajon, California. After graduating high school she moved to San Francisco (presumably with a Flower tucked behind her Ear). After the party was over there, she moved to New York City, where the action was really taking place. She lived there for 12 years, selling patchouli oil on 42nd St., waitressing, and finally made it to Broadway (actually, “off Broadway” theater ticket sales). Having had enough of the “Mean Streets”, she chose to move to Seattle in 1990. Knowing that the climate was very conducive to keeping her skin moisturized and that a new job awaited her. She loved the movies, so naturally working in the entertainment business was the perfect fit.
Jeannie was an avid reader, ardent Yankees fan, cat lover, movie/film aficionado, and loved all things chocolate. She is well remembered for her 25 year tenure at Video Isle on Queen Anne, and well known as the “go to” person for a movie recommendation or film critique. Jeannie had an incredible memory, was extremely intelligent, had a witty, wry sense of humor, and was somewhat firm in her ways...hence, Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way” was the tune many of us were sure she was humming to herself.
Jeannie will be lovingly remembered as an independent thinker, animal lover, humanitarian, and a pure soul. She will be profoundly missed by her family and friends. May she rest in peace and know love. A private memorial with family will be held in May. In lieu of flowers, perhaps a donation to PAWS in her name would be an appropriate tribute. Or, toast her with your favorite beverage and a good movie....
Farewell Jeannie, we love you and will miss you until we see you again. And we will.