Lois G. Holden

July 4, 1928February 1, 2014

Lois G. Holden, 85, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta. She was born July 4, 1928 in Laurens, the daughter of the late Robert and Annette (Blanchard) Gardner. On July 4, 1945 Lois married Hubert H. Holden in West Oneonta. Hubert predeceased her on April 23, 2002. For several years, Lois was a secretary in the burner department at the Oneonta Oil and Fuel Co. She enjoyed camping at Meadow-Vale Campground, knitting, crocheting and doing jigsaw puzzles. But most of all, Lois loved spending time with her great-granddaughter, Meghan. Lois is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane Harrington of Oneonta; her grandchildren, Christine Ahearn (Terri Kalloch) of Arizona, Donald (Ann) Holden, Jr. of Norwich and Scott (Kerri) Harrington of Oneonta; five great grandchildren, Susan and Michael Ahearn of Arizona, Thane Weigle of Laurens, Donald R. Holden of Norwich and Meghan Harrington of Oneonta; and another soon to be great granddaughter, Addison Harrington also of Oneonta; one sister, Neva (Gene) Grzeskiewicz of California; one brother, Stuart (Barbara) Gardner of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Ida (Maurice) Mosier Stranagan of Laurens; as well as several nieces and nephews, especially Nancy Bedford of Oneonta. She was predeceased by her son, Donald Holden Sr; son-in-law, Stanley Harrington; grandson, Steven Harrington; six brothers, Harold, Lyle, Lynn, Ward, Allen and Ira; and three sisters, Ruth, Cora and Gladys. At Lois’ request there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held in the spring in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery. Memorial donation’s in Lois’ name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.


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Bonnie VanDorn

February 5, 2014

You will really be missed. Lots of great memories and I will always be greatful
for your patients with me as a child.

Cathy Holden

February 5, 2014

Aunt Lois, you are uncle hubert. Are going camping one of your favorite things to do in the VW wagon. Love you cathy holden

Laurie Meyers

February 3, 2014

thoughts and prayers to the entire Holden family at this difficult time. I have a lot of fond memories of Lois when I worked with her years ago at Oneonta Oil and Fuel. Sorry for your loss

Sandi/Jerry Cook

February 3, 2014

So sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Robert and Denise Gardner

February 3, 2014

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Glad we got to see her in the past week.