Tuesday, April 5, 2011

William Nealy - Holly Wallace

April 5, 2011

Menasha Ridge Press is saddened to report that Holly Wallace, wife and inspiration of paddling legend William Nealy died at the age of 56 on April 1st of complications following abdominal surgery. Holly was a co-founder of Menasha Ridge and served as its national sales manager during the 1980s. Diagnosed in her early twenties with rheumatoid arthritis, a progressive, painful, and debilitating disease, Holly appeared on the cover of Newsweek in 1987 as a spokesman for those suffering this condition. Disease notwithstanding, no one embraced life more, or lived it more fully than Holly Wallace.

Her courage and positive attitude in the face of great adversity were an inspiration for all who knew her.

-Rachel Freytag

Menasha Ridge Press

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