Miriam B. Holden

May 9, 1921August 3, 2018

Miriam B. Holden, 97, of Davenport, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel with a visitation one hour prior. She will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at Miriam was born on May 9, 1921 to Eugene and Mildred (Brown) Wallace in Waterloo, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Clarence Holden who passed away in 1998. She worked as a cook for the Davenport School system for many years. Miriam enjoyed going camping and spending time at lake homes. She was active with CASI. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and adored spending time with her family. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Ron Holden and Steve Holden; grandchildren: Zachary (Gina) Holden, Shawn (Amy) Hamerlinck, Jacob (Kayla Rodriguez) Holden, Shane (Lissa) Holden, Kimberly (Mike) Gillespie, and Jeff Holden; and great grandchildren: Dakota, Lucas, Aviea, Mateo, Lexi, Ryan, Courtney, Megan, Gram, Bennett, and Ashton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; Harold, her infant son; sister, June Abresh; and brothers: Jack Wallace, Russell Wallace, and Max Wallace.


  • Eugene Wallace, Father
  • Mildred (Brown) Wallace, Mother
  • Clarence Holden, Husband
  • Ron Holden, Son
  • Steve Holden, Son
  • Zachary (Gina) Holden, Grandson
  • Shawn (Amy) Hamerlinck, Grandson
  • Jacob (Kayla Rodriguez) Holden, Grandson
  • Shane (Lissa) Holden, Grandson
  • Kimberly (Mike) Gillespie, Granddaughter
  • Jeff Holden, Grandson
  • Also left to cherish her memory are great grandchildren: Dakota, Lucas, Aviea, Mateo, Lexi, Ryan, Courtney, Megan, Gram, Bennett, and Ashton.


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Miriam B. Holden

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Marla Jones

August 11, 2018

Mim lived 2 houses up from ours. Always enjoyed talking with her. When I moved back in 2001 to take care of my parents she would always ask if I needed any help with them. It was nice to know that I could count on her if I needed anything. She was a cool lady.Steve and Ron you had a good Mom.

Tonia Peters-Zadow

August 10, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear about Grandma Mim's passing. I have such fond memories or growing up next door, sitting on our bank talking, climbing over the fence to see Grandma and Grandpa (which we got in trouble for but did it anyway), Christmas Eve's with the family, talking to Grandma through my bedroom window, yelling from Brian's window upstairs, and so many more memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Tonia (Heuertz), Jeff, Hunter, and Eli

Paul VanHoosier

August 7, 2018

The best Den mother many memories of our Cub Scout adventures.
My condolences to the family...

Barbara McKinney

August 6, 2018

I will always cherish all the memories I have of Mom. She was my rock, my babysitter, my confidante. There were so many good times camping and cooking together. I will miss you always Mom.