Holly Christine Larson

12/15/1985 — 05/17/2024

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Hermison, OR

Holly Christine Larson

Holly Christine Larson (Krause) (Sanker) Born 12/15/1985 in Hermiston, Oregon. Holly was born 7 weeks premature weighing just 3 Lbs 9 1/2 ozs, almost immediately she was brought to Kadlec Neonatal Nursery before being transferred back to Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston. Holly grew up attending Stanfield, OR schools. She was raised by her mother Roberta Sanker and Grandparents Melvin and Rosemary Krause. Holly was a Shriner’s child in Portland, Oregon. Holly moved to Tri-Cities in 2000 and graduated from Pasco High School in 2007. She was involved in the special Olympics. Some of her favorite activities included attending the ARC of Tri-Cities, going to movies and riding the Dial a ride as she would giggle and laugh and not want to come off the bus as she was having so much fun! A special memory of seeing Keiko (Willy the Whale) at Newport Oregon Aquarium that she saw on a special tour which she loved. She also made a special trip with her roommates that she had so much fun with where she lived, as they got to see the Portland, Oregon zoo. Thank you to everyone from providers, caregivers, to friends involved in her life. Holly had so many friends, family and caregivers who cared about her in both Stanfield, OR and Tri-Cities. She made such an impact on the communities and touched so many lives. Holly is now up in heaven with Jesus, and with everyone who is already up there. Holly is survived by her Sister Cheryl Sanker (Richland, WA) Mother Roberta Sanker and Father Richard Sanker (Richland, WA). Uncle John Krause (Omaha, NE). Aunt Kae Ellis (Pilot Rock, OR) Cousin Wendy Krause (Colorado Springs, CO) and many many other loving family members, and numerous friends. Holly was preceded in death by her grandparents Krause and Aunt Merri-Ann Krause and many others.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Holly on July 9th at 11am at Stanfield Baptist Church, 310 E Wheeler Ave in Stanfield, OR, with lunch to follow.


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  • Bobbi, Rich and Cheryl,
    We are so sorry for your loss. A donation has been made to the ARC of Tri-Cities so that Holly’s smile and laughter may continue on in the faces of others.
    May Holly Forever Rest In Peace

    Tara and Rich
    June 8, 2024
    Richland, WA
  • Sending love as you miss your beautiful, sweet girl. ♥️♥️

    Marti Butcher
    June 3, 2024
    St Helens, OR
  • I knew Holly for a long time she was a great lady 🙏

    June 2, 2024
    Stanfield oregon
  • She always had a big smile. So truly sorry for your loss. God bless.

    Millie Burchett Waggoner
    June 1, 2024
    Puyallup, WA
  • I remember babysitting you when you were just a baby, dancing with you and taking pictures of you at your Tim Tebow Night to Shine, where we ran into each other, you looked like a beautiful prom queen.
    You are very loved and missed, Holly.

    Becky Davison
    May 31, 2024
    Hermiston, Oregon
  • Sorry for your loss

    Eve Burchett Inches
    May 31, 2024
    Minot nd
  • Dear sweet Holly Christine back in the arms of your loving grandparents, rest in peace.

    Kathy Mendoza
    May 31, 2024
    Irrigon, Oregon
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