“I miss my dear friend and sister-in-law, here at Christmas time ... and always.
Love and Merry Christmas to all the Holdens
1 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Holden
“My dear Holden family,
I just counted...Betty was my sister-in-law for 43 years, and she was really more than a sister-in-law to me ~ she was a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Holden - Elkridge, MD
“The Holden family. Tonya and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
3 of 9 | Posted by: John Wise - Woodbine, MD
“To My Sister Betty:
Betty, you always said "Patsy, I raised you"! And you did! I was your shadow growing up. Your statement to me every time we...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Curtis - Sister
“Jacky, Timmy, Kathy, Michael, and families,
My heart goes out to you on the loss of such a lovely lady! She always made us feel welcomed when we...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Faith Beall - Clinton, MA
“I am Pat Holden's sister. I didnt know Betty well but was blessed to meet her on a few occasions over the years. I mainly have memories of Pat and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Janet - South Riding , VA
“Kathleen, John, Tim, Michael, Tom, Mary, Christine, Anne, Patricia, Thomas John, and Claire. This is sent with love to you all, and with cherished...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lori Brown - Mount Airy, MD
“Dear Family of Betty,
We have been so blessed to have Betty in our lives all these years!
Betty was always very special to me and many others! ...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Dahl - Champlin, MN - Niece
“There's room for you!
Even if she was in the process of serving dinner, she would stop and say, “There’s room for you”! These few words are...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Beall - nephew
BettyHolden, 86, of Annapolis and formerly of Wheaton, died from pneumonia February 13 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Betty was born February 17, 1927 in St. Paul, MN. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, Washington DC, was a secretary at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. 1945-1948, toy store clerk at Woodward & Lothrop Dept. store in Wheaton 1968-1973, secretary at the American Heart Association in Bethesda, then a homemaker.
Betty attended numerous White House social functions in the 60's & 70's with her husband and was a guest in 1988 of then Navy Secretary Jim Webb at the Army/Navy football game.
Betty was a ten-year volunteer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, a member of the Lady Elks of Annapolis, U.S. Power Squadron of Annapolis, and Civitan Club and a 34-year congregant of St. Mary's of Annapolis. She enjoyed music, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Holden, whom she married May 1, 1948, and daughter Theresa Whitemore.
She is survived by three sons, John Holden of New Bern, NC, Tim Holden of Damascus, and Mike Holden of Annapolis; daughter, Kathleen Basil of Arnold; two sisters, Rosemary Steen of Roseville, MN and Patricia Curtis of Boston, MA; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m., Sunday, February 19 at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 9 a.m., Monday, February 20 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Interment is private.
February 19, 2012
to 6:00 PM
John M. Taylor Funeral Home
147 Duke of Gloucester St.
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February 20, 2012
St. Mary's Catholic Church
109 Duke of Gloucester St.
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