Louise Holden

June 21, 1932February 13, 2020

Louise June Holden of Sparks, Nevada died February 13, 2020 from Alzheimer complications. A graveside memorial will be held at 11:00 am on September 11, 2020 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Louise was born in Fort Dodge, IA on June 21, 1932 to Hulda and Amos Larson. She attended nursing school and married Roger Holden on September 11, 1955. They lived in Illinois before returning back to Iowa and settling their family in West Des Moines in 1967. Her nursing career was spent at Iowa Luthern Hospital. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, gardening, golfing and travel. But her favorite thing was visiting with family and friends.

Louise is survived by her children Lori Taylor (Pat) of Sparks, Nevada; William of Des Moines, Iowa; Susan Marvin (Todd) of Lake Kiowa, Texas and Thomas (Rachel) of Jacksonville, Florida. Seven grandchildren Sean, Lynsey, Joshua, Wesley, Ryan, Kayla, and Ashley. Four great-grandchildren Jaycob, Warren, Finnegan and Kaylee. Brothers Roland of Oklahoma and William of Louisiana. And many other family members.

Louise is preceded in death by her parents; brother Don; her beloved husband Roger and her beloved granddaughter Jamie.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020


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Virginia Rowen

September 6, 2020

I'm thinking of Sue and her siblings at this difficult time. My thoughts and sympathy are extended to all of you.

Rita Green

September 6, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Don worked with Roger at State Farm and we had many fun times with Roger and Louise. I remember going to parties at your home on 15th in West Des Moines. Your mom was a lovely person--I remember taking advice from her. I also remember going to their fortieth anniversary celebration! I don't think it was too long after that Roger passed away. Be assured of my prayers for your entire family at this most difficult time. I imagine Don, Roger and Louise are enjoying the warmth of Heaven and smiling down on all of us. Take care Rita Green

Lily Pockrandt

September 5, 2020

Louise and I shared many things - St. Mark Lutheran members, golf at Willow Creek and Bridge House and social games during the time she lived in Des Moines - wonderful memories. She was a very special friend.
Lily Pockrandt


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