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Dr Julian Holman

September 5, 1934 — August 20, 2014

Dr. Julian Holman, age 79, of Grants Pass, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Noble Heights.

A celebration of life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2033 Harbeck Road, Grants Pass. Private interment will be at Granite Hill Cemetery. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements

He was born September 5, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Los Angeles City College. From 1957 to 1960 he served in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman 2nd class. In 1962 he graduated from University of Southern California School of Pharmacy with a doctor of pharmacy degree. He married Elise Ann Houghton on June 22, 1963 in Torrance, California. For 51 years he was employed as a pharmacist. He owned and operated Fiesta Pharmacy in Santa Barbara, California before moving from Santa Barbara to Grants Pass in 1978. During his years in Grants Pass, he worked for Ron’s Drug Store in Rogue River, Christian’s Pharmacy in Medford, Bi-Rite Pharmacy in Grants Pass, Caves Drugstore in Cave Junction and Bi-mart Pharmacy in Grants Pass. He loved interacting with his pharmacy customers and counseling them regarding their medications.

He was a member of the Rho Pi Phi (pharmacy fraternity) and Oregon State Pharmacy Association.

He was a member and former deacon and elder at Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

His hobbies included reading, astronomy, and traveling. He enjoyed his family especially playing games and reading with his grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Ruth Rodgers of Cove, Oregon, and Becky Friesen and David Holman both of Grants Pass, Oregon; a sister, Edna Minor of Ashland City, Tennessee; a brother, Bob Holman of Garden Grove, California; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elise Ann Holman; two brothers, Bill and Eddie; and two sisters, Margaret and Bonnie.

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