Holly Beth Strom, age 64 from Falls Church, Virginia passed away on August 27, 2018 after a battle with cancer. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Roy and Wilma Randa Strom, nephew Joel Strom, special cousin Thomas Sprasky and all her aunts and uncles.
Survivors include life- long partner Michael Keller, daughter Heather (Ryan) Susen, son Ronald Jr. (Ed) Chiapusio, son Brent Chiapusio, stepson David (Susan) Keller, grandchildren Bryce Susen and Mia Keller, sister Jackie (Jim) Judth, brother Fred (Judy) Strom, many nieces and nephews, childhood friend Kathy Grbavcich and her pups Macy Mae and CoCo.
One of Holly’s greatest joys was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed arts and craft projects, camping, swimming, kayaking and fishing.
She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood, MI. Holly had a deep belief in God and tried to practice his ways daily to the best of her ability.
Holly graduated from L.L. Wright high school in 1972 and then attended GCC in 1973. Her adult life consisted of jobs caring for others. Her final job before retirement was in Dickinson, N.D. teaching English to people from all around the world.
Holly was a very kind, loving person who also had quite the sense of humor. She said 9 out of 10 times if you smile at someone they smile back! She was always willing to help someone out.
Her wishes were to be cremated. Everly Funeral Home in Falls Church handled the arrangements.
There will be a memorial service in Falls Church, VA and Ironwood, MI at a later date to be announced.
Contributions can be made to the Type 1 Diabetes Foundation in honor of Holly’s grandson Bryce Susen, American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202 1-800-342-2383.