Death of Beth Holm’s father

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Ron Haines, father of Beth (Haines) Holm, wife of retired GCI pastor Rand Holm. Following is information provided by his family.

"Grandpa always loved the land, and took good care of it" (Sharran Huynh, Rand and Beth's daugher).
“Grandpa always loved the land, and took good care of it.”
(Sharran Huynh
Rand and Beth’s daughter)

Ronald (“Ron”) Haines was born in 1931 and lived most of his life in Sumner County, Kansas. A wheat farmer, he loved the land, his family, and his God.

Ron passed away at home on his farm after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by Doris, his wife of 63 years; by his children, Beth, Steven, Mark and Barbie; by seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three siblings.

Ron always loved music. He sang the Messiah at Bethany College while a student. He enjoyed singing at family reunions and various community functions, he led song services at church, performed special music and led the youth choir.

Ron was a seeker—always looking for what he felt God wanted him to do with his life and resources. He was a father to the fatherless and always willing to lend a hand to those in need, to share food with those less fortunate, and to be a comfort to the sick or elderly. He was a good neighbor. He worked and played hard. He loved flying, hunting, fishing, and backpacking in the mountains of Wyoming.

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Ron officiating a wedding.

In the late 60s and into the 70s Ron took several years off of farming to get more Bible education at Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, and to serve in pastoral ministry in Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi. When his dad, Eugene, wanted to retire from farming, he chose to move back to Kansas to take over running the family farm. He served as a volunteer co-pastor in the Wichita, Kansas, congregation for several years in the middle and late 90s.

Cards may be sent to:

Beth and Rand Holm
60 Windmill Drive
Sedona, AZ  86336

7 thoughts on “Death of Beth Holm’s father”

  1. Beth and Rand,
    Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss. May God bless and comfort you. May His love and peace surround you!
    Love,
    Curtis and jannice

  2. Dear Rand and Beth,

    Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God grant you His peace. Ray and Carol Meyer

  3. Dear Beth and Rand, Grateful to your dad for his love and service to his family and the church. Now he is with his extended family, renewing friendships and making new ones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. Love, Richard and Joyce

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, keep you – and your
    family – snuggled in His all loving and caring arms during this time – and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  5. Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and prayers for our family at this time. They have been a genuine comfort to us.

    Love you all,
    Beth and Rand

  6. Dear family of Ron,

    We have many great memories of Ron and Doris when we came to pastor in Wichita in 2000. Wonderful barbecues at their farm on Saturday nights with our church. My parents grew to know them well in Big Sandy, TX at the same time as Ron and my dad took Bible classes together at Ambassador College.

    Our prayers go with you all,

    Don & Alix

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