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Tributes for June 28: Buddy Holt, William Streeter

Buddy Holt

July 30, 1990- June 22, 2017

Age: 26

Residence: San Diego, Calif.

Buddy Jason Holt, our beautiful, outgoing, full-of life and dearly beloved son, twin brother, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend, passed from this life to the next on Thursday, June 22, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with drug addiction. He was 26 years old.

Buddy was born in Logan, Utah on July 30, 1990, and lived with his family in Colorado Springs, North Ogden, Utah, and Windsor. He graduated from West Ridge Academy, Utah in 2009 and then earned his Eagle Scout Award while living in Germantown, Wis., with his aunt and uncle. Buddy loved hiking, camping, being in nature, and going to Lake Powell; he enjoyed being physically fit and loved a good workout at the gym or a "sick" game of volleyball on the beach. He consumed large amounts of protein shakes, eggs, and chicken thighs and was famous for his "casseroles" — delicious concoctions he invented and shared with family and friends. Buddy loved people; he could make anyone laugh. He had a contagious smile and was a natural and effective leader who lit up any room he entered. San Diego held a special place in his heart — Buddy loved to surf and hang out with his friends. His wardrobe consisted of board shorts, T-shirts, workout gear and sandals. Snapchat filters were his favorite, as were finding and posting quotes that would inspire and motivate not only himself but others as well.

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Buddy was a hard worker and could excel at any job he put his mind to. He worked as a landscaper, small-appliance installer, and home remodeler, Intake Coordinator at Teen Challenge, server, and salesman. People loved him; anywhere he went he enjoyed a host of friends. He had a special gift for bringing out the best in others and believing in them even when they didn't believe in themselves. Buddy loved sharing his testimony at AA and other meetings and was a speaker along with Governor Walker in Wisconsin at his Teen Challenge graduation where he shared his story to bring hope to others.

Buddy lived in a variety of places from the East Coast to the West Coast during his 20s as he worked with faith and determination to develop the spiritual strength and capacity to retain his sobriety. Whatever he did, he did with gusto and 100% determination — a real "Energizer Bunny" in human form. Through his teen years Buddy ran as hard as he could towards the life he thought would bring him happiness, which tragically included drugs. In his 20s with the support of family, friends, Jesus Christ, and a variety of treatment centers, Buddy began the long fight to disentangle himself from the addiction, which he found himself ensnared in. His great joy and talent was in reaching out to inspire and bring as many people as he could with him on his pathway out.

Buddy knew that he was truly in the service of God when he served those around him; his spirit was strengthened as he did this time and time again, even in the midst of his struggles. Therefore, in lieu of flowers and to honor Buddy, the family invites all memorial contributions to be made through Marks Funeral & Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, Colo., 80550, which will fund the "Buddy to buddy Outreach Program." Proceeds will be donated to "Homeless Gear," Teen Challenge, and will sponsor individuals needing addiction treatment and lacking the resources to do so.

The Holt family wishes to express their great and heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of love they have received from family, friends and the community. On June 20, 2017, Buddy posted, "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." We know that Buddy will now be able to complete the mission he began here on earth, and we look forward with anticipation for our family reunion when he welcomes us to our eternal Heavenly home.

The Holt family also wishes to express their admiration for all those individuals fighting drug and alcohol addiction and the families and friends who support and love them. We applaud your courage and want you to know that with God's help, anything is possible. As Buddy posted, "You are a child of God. You have the greatest power in the universe inside you. You can break any addiction and overcome any stronghold."

A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, July 2, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meetinghouse, 500 Hillspire Dr., Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 3, 2017, at the meetinghouse, 6521 Carmichael St., Fort Collins, followed by interment at the Lakeview Cemetery, 32815 CO-257, Windsor.

Funeral arrangements have been made by Mark's Funeral & Cremation Services for which the family is very appreciative. It is a great comfort to the family to read the memories people have of Buddy.

You are invited to share a memory at http://www.marksfuneralservice.com if you wish to do so.

"Later playa" – 100% – FIRE

Love, Scott – Lara – Scotty – Brandon – Jacie – Devan – Sean

William J. Streeter

April 11, 1937-June 4, 2017

Age: 80

Residence: Windsor

William J. Streeter, 80, of Windsor passed away on June 4, 2017, in Loveland. Bill was born April 11, 1937, in Washington, Ind. to Bert and Laura (Daniels) Streeter. He graduated from Washington High School, Washington, Ind., Purdue University BSEE and Indiana University School of Law JD. Bill was a member of The Order of the Coif, the Indiana Law Journal, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and Eta Kappa Nu Fraternity.

During his law career he practiced Intellectual Property Law at Woodard, Emhardt and Naughton, Indianapolis, Ind.; Warner and Swasey, Cleveland, Ohio; Phillips USA, New York, N.Y.; Hughes Aircraft Space and Communications Division, Los Angeles, Calif.; Maytag Corp, Newton, Iowa and Hewlett Packard, Fort Collins.

In retirement Bill's life was filled with music. He was a proud member of the Greeley Chorale, The Greeley Chamber Orchestra, The Kiwanis Red Shirt Band, The Loveland Concert Band, Northern Colorado Concert Band and the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir, Greeley.

Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Katheryn Streeter and Thomas Streeter; and brother, Daniel Streeter.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bert; and sister, Betty Grubb.

Bill's life is best memorialized by his children in a letter written for Father's Day.

Oh Dad. You were always the best Dad, ever. Gentle, strong, honest, fair, wickedly funny, fixer of anything, builder, giver to friends, family, strangers, community, family man, so proud of Mom and your kids.

You gave us everything we needed to be everything we are in this moment. On the floor for cartoons, hiding twinkles 'Shhhh, don't tell your Mom" Teacher of music, 'Now, THIS is the 1812 Overture!', my Mom's best friend and partner with all the good and hard things that life has to offer — sometimes they are one in the same.

Our friends always loved coming over because you were so cool and you saw them as people. They could not wait to get your attention that sometimes they were not getting at home.

Accomplished engineer, lawyer, vocalist, clarinetist, goofball, math geek, tennis player, band marcher, teacher, best friend, rule maker and breaker all at the same time. There are not enough words in our vocabulary to express what you have meant to us, how much we love you and how deeply you are missed. You are our hero, too. Our first and best. You are the measure of what a father, husband and wonderful human being should be.

We will love you always, Dad. Kathy and Tom

A Celebration of Life with liturgy and song will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3800 20th St., Greeley, Colo.

Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to "The Greeley Choral" or the "Greeley Chamber Orchestra", in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, Colo. 80634.

To extend condolences to the family go to AdamsonCares.com.

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