May 26, 1936 – Dec. 31, 2012
On Dec. 31, Howard C. Holden returned home to his father in Heaven. He was born May 26, 1936 in Mapleton, Idaho, to Enos Holden and Hazel Blanch Kingsford Holden. He Married Karen Barnett on March 8, 1958, later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on April 21, 1971. He loved his family and was very proud of them. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to him. He had a great sense of humor and shared his jokes with everyone. He is survived by daughters Wendy Burkman (Scott), Leslie Jean (Hodson) and Jessica Holden, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Lyola, Dorma, Lorraine and Sharon, and brother Delbert. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughters Lyla and Holly, son Bradley, three sisters, seven brothers and granddaughter Amber. He was a Navy veteran. Services will be held at the church building at 2032 Churchwood Drive in Tooele on Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. The viewing will be from 9:30 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Internment, Elysian Gardens at 1075 E. 4580 South in Salt Lake City. The family would like to give a special thanks to Harmony Hospice and to the many people that came to help us. He will be dearly missed by all.