Life Story / Obituary


Holly Anne Salisbury, 39, died suddenly Tuesday, June 13, 2023, following a brief hospitalization.

Holly was born Dec. 22, 1983 in Traverse City, MI, the daughter of Linda Heater Byler and Douglas E. Salisbury.

She was a 2002 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

Holly was a resilient survivor, a friend, a gamer, incredible chef, a champion for those around her, lover of animals (turtles and sharks especially) and plushies and had a fantastic sense of humor. She loved going on adventures with her girlfriend Jaimee, with whom she spent every possible moment of their 13 months and 1 day together. It was not enough time – and yet, it was.

She leaves to cherish her memory the love of her life, Jaimee Davis; mother Linda Heater Byler; brothers Hans Salisbury and Dan Dreisbach; grandmother Bernice Heater; close friends and extended family; and her beloved dog Abbie Kadabbie.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandfather.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Traverse City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Holly’s memory to Leader Dogs for the Blind (leaderdog.org), The Trevor Project (thetrevorproject.org), or Sea Turtle Conservancy (conserveturtles.org).

Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to share your thoughts and more. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.