IN R EMEMBRANCE
Larry Dale Ambrosier, SR/WA
Larry Dale Ambrosier, SR/WA passed
away on January 11, 2013 at the age of 68.
Born on June 25, 1944 in Denver,
Colorado, Larry was a beloved husband,
father, grandfather and friend to so many.
A member of IRWA Kachina Chapter
28, Larry worked for the Colorado
State Highway Department and retired
from US West in 1998 with 25 years of service. During his
right of way career, which spanned over 40 years, Larry was
very active in the International Right of Way Association.
His involvement led him to serve on many boards and
committees, in addition to going through the Officer chairs
and consequently serving as President of Chapter 6 in Denver,
CO. Additionally, he also served on the Utilities and Liaison
Committee at the International level.
Having survived a severe accident in his youth that would
have been debilitating to others, he spent the last several
years at Health South as a volunteer for stroke victims and
amputees, sharing with them the wisdom and strength that he
had gathered over the last 48 years spent as a double amputee.
He was an inspiration to many of the people he spent time
with, giving them hope, and in some cases, the will and
strength to go on.
He was an avid Jeeper and enjoyed spending time with and
entertaining friends and family alike. Larry is survived by
his wife, Jean Ambrosier, and their three children and ten
Harry B. Holzhauer, MAI
On February 16, Harry B. Holzhauer,
MAI was killed in a boating accident in
San Francisco. At the time, he was in San
Francisco teaching appraisal courses for
the Appraisal Institute.
Harry had a remarkable career as an
appraiser and educator. He taught real
estate at the University of California
Riverside and at Saddleback College. In addition, Harry
was on the advisory panel for the master’s degree program
at the University of Southern California and served on the
Community Colleges Real Education Curriculum Committee.
For the Appraisal Institute, he developed and taught appraisal
courses throughout the country and was a recognized leader
in the industry. Harry also served locally, regionally and
nationally with the Appraisal Institute, was an active member
of the International Right of Way Association and reviewed
courses for the Appraisal Foundation.
Throughout most of his life, Harry was dedicated to benefitting
the appraisal profession and the professionals in and around
it. He had a positive impact as a well-respected instructor,
mentor, guide and colleague. Many appraisers thanked Harry
for launching or growing their careers, as well as for advice and
knowledge that he freely shared with any who asked.
Harry was dedicated to his family and moved to Portland,
Oregon to be near his family. Harry is survived by his wife
Mary, two sons and six grandchildren. His son Timothy is a
review appraiser with the U.S. Office of Valuation Service, Fish
& Wildlife Team, and Timothy’s wife Colene is an appraiser
with RP Herman & Associates. His son Jeff and his wife Donna
live in Seattle.
A scholarship fund has been set up in his name at the Appraisal
Institute. Please contact the Oregon Chapter of the Appraisal
Institute for information regarding donations to the fund.