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Alan Herbert Holloway

Alan Herbert Holloway, 81, of Meadow Valley, California passed away on May 20, 2023, after a 15-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Alan was born on Feb. 5, 1942, (although his entire life he always celebrated it on the 6th) to Herbert Conrad Holloway and Helen Montana Shaffroth Holloway in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dody (Doris Mae) Natwick. Alan is survived by his daughter, Sujean (Gary) Wilson, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his brother Jack Conrad Holloway.

Al was always on an adventure and living his dreams going fast or flying high. He was riding along with his father on test rides for United Airlines at 8 years old. He set many speed records, with the motorcycles and cars he built, at Bonneville in the 1970s. He also worked for Harley Davidson in Wisconsin for 2 years.

His dream came true when he bought his 1943 Stearman and opened his shop at the Gansner Airport in Quincy, CA. He invented the flying wire tensiometer and was a genius when it came to mechanics and engines. Planes, engines, and parts came to him from all over the world to be repaired or specially made.

His most cherished project was his 1929 Curtiss Robin that he was doing a full restoration on, as close to original as he could get. He had to fabricate many parts himself as they are no longer being made. It was always amazing to watch him work.

Al’s life was filled with adventure and the things he enjoyed. He was admired, respected and loved by friends, fellow pilots and family alike.

Celebration of Life to take place on May 26, 2023, at Blair Mortuary, Lawrence Street, Quincy, 11:00am.

Dedication of Grave and Burial directly following at Meadow Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Plumas County Animal Shelter.

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