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In Memory of

John Dudley Holden

September 30, 1930 - January 6, 2018

Obituary


JOHN DUDLEY HOLDEN
Sept. 30, 1930 - Jan. 6, 2018

Beloved and loyal father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, husband, businessman and friend.
Life-long Kansas City resident, Part-timer in Rocky Mountain National Park, Competitive Tennis Player, Golfer, Photographer, Antique Car Buff, Historian with favorite subjects General Douglas MacArthur and Abraham Lincoln. A quiet, mild-mannered gentleman with a great sense of humor. Hail and Farewell!

John attended Bryant School and graduated from Southwest High School. After receiving his Bachelor degree from New Mexico Military Institute, he worked alongside his father,...

JOHN DUDLEY HOLDEN
Sept. 30, 1930 - Jan. 6, 2018

Beloved and loyal father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, husband, businessman and friend.
Life-long Kansas City resident, Part-timer in Rocky Mountain National Park, Competitive Tennis Player, Golfer, Photographer, Antique Car Buff, Historian with favorite subjects General Douglas MacArthur and Abraham Lincoln. A quiet, mild-mannered gentleman with a great sense of humor. Hail and Farewell!

John attended Bryant School and graduated from Southwest High School. After receiving his Bachelor degree from New Mexico Military Institute, he worked alongside his father, Harry (Pard) Holden and brother George Holden in running a family-owned business, H.R. Williams Mill Supply Company, founded by his uncle in 1905. The company grew to be widely respected in the industry in the U.S. and abroad, and was sold to a Swiss company, Sefar Ltd. in 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Richter Holden, daughters and son in-laws, Susan Holden Walsh and Robert Walsh, Karen Holden Young and Peter Young, grandchildren, Kristina and Peter Young, sister-in-law Carolyn Harbordt Holden, nephews Chuck Holden, Tom Holden and wife Lorie, grandnieces Mae and Grace Holden, niece Dale Harbordt Davis and nephew Kurt Harbordt. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Harriett Holden, aunt Mary McClure, and brother, George W. Holden.

To honor his love of children and the outdoors, we ask that in lieu of flowers you give to your favorite charity. Recommendations include The Farmers House (thefarmershouse.org, EIN-32-0171681), The Rocky Mountain Conservancy (rmconservancy.org, EIN-84-0472090) and the National Park Foundation (nationalparks.org, EIN-52-1086761).

A celebration of his life will be held in the spring. For more information and to share your thoughts, visit Mt. Moriah's website: http://mtmoriah.net