Clarence Holden 89, of Echo Dell Road, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 27, 1911 and was the son of the late William and Flora Goodchild Holden.
Mr. Holden was a self employed contractor. He was a member of Longs Run Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, where he served as an elder for several years and was instrumental in rebuilding the steeple of the church. He was dedicated to God at the Salvation Army in 1912. Mr. Holden was a man of vision and was able to do many construction jobs that were never thought of at that period in time. He and his family restored the Covered Bridge at Beaver Creek State Park in Echo Dell. In the early 1960’s he designed and built the Echo Dell Trailer Court and was the owner for many years. He also built many new homes in East Liverpool, especially in the Fisher Park area. Mr. Holden headed the task of replacing the roof on the Frederickton Christian Church, many years ago in order to help the church save on expenses. He lived for over 50 years on the farm and enjoyed spending time and vacationing with his family and was always ready to help someone in need, many times anonymously.
Mr. Holden leaves his lovely wife of 67 years, Elizabeth Miller Holden, at home. They were married in 1934 and had been sweethearts since the age of 10.
He is also survived by a son, William D. Holden and his wife Vicki of Calcutta; two daughters, Terry Lynn Mays of Calcutta and Nancy Betteridge and her husband Rev. Bill Betteridge of Calcutta; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and a son-in-law, Mike Mays.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday April 12, 2001 at 12:30 PM with Rev. John Caster of the church officiating.
Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.