Stephen Carroll Holmes, 56

 Stephen Carroll Holmes, 56, of Idaho Falls passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his home.
He was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Pocatello to Richard Leroy Holmes and Pauline Marie Seidel.
He attended schools in Blackfoot and received his GED in the military. He served in the Army, stationed in Germany from 1972-1974.
He married Cherokee Bush, they were later divorced. He then married Lisa Ann Turnbow and they were later divorced. He then married Angela Visser and they were later divorced.
Stephen was a parishioner in the Catholic Church.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator and had worked for Black Butte Coal in Rock Springs, Wyo.; New Mont Gold in Elko, Nev.; and Marigold Mining in Valnig, Nev.
Stephen enjoyed riding Harleys, working on and building cars and motorcycles, playing and making guitars, hunting, fishing, camping and loved to cook.
He is survived by sons Travis Holmes of California, Todd Holmes of California and Troy Holmes of Texas; brothers, Mike (Wanda) Holmes of Rock Springs, Wyo,; Rick (Annie) Holmes of Blackfoot; Kenny Holmes of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Kirk Holmes of Blackfoot.
He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Brady and Matty Holmes, and a sister, Patty Holmes.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
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Steve will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Godspeed, Steve.