Michael Norris Holm and Mylena (Lini) Kate Chavez
On September 18, 2013 Michael Norris Holm and his stepdaughter, Mylena (Lini) Kate Chavez, were killed in a automobile accident near Beaumont, TX. They were returning with Walter Holm, his son and her brother, from a memorial service in Florida for Michael's brother and their uncle Paul Holm. Walter remains in a Beamont, TX hospital and continues to heal.
Michael was born November 13, 1950 in Valley City, ND, to parents Walter and Oryls (Nelson) Holm. He graduated from St. Catherine's High School in 1968. He attended NDSU where he was a member of ROTC. He graduated from Valley City State University with a history major. He sold insurance for a time. He moved to Texas and worked in construction. He was living in San Antonio, TX at the time of his death.
Lini was born April 3, 1989 to Velia Chavez. She was raised and educated in San Antonio, TX. This past summer she traveled to Italy. She was such an outgoing young woman that anyone she met soon became her friend. She was working at the Paggi House in Austin, TX at the time of her death. Lini had done web design for her employer and was to start her new job as a bartender there. She had just moved into a new apartment there.
Mike's survivors include his son, Walter, San Antonio, TX; his father Walter Holm, Valley City, ND; siblings, Pat Johnson, Jennifer Peterson (Gary), Angie Rohde (Tod), Chris Holm (Valerie) all of Valley City, ND. Victoria Griffin (Roger), Mandan, ND, Cathy Keogh (Pat) Fargo, ND, his sister-in-law Melissa Ann Holm, Dover, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother, Orlys Holm, his brother, Paul Holm and his beloved daughter, Lini.
Lini's survivors include her mother, Velia Chavez, TX, her brother Walter Holm, San Antonio, TX, grandfather Walter Holm, Valley City, ND, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, uncle, Paul Holm, and father, Mike Holm.
Services for Mike will be held at a later date.