Holder Obit Pic (232x300)Graveside funeral services will be held for Kenneth Charles Holder, 89, of Chickasha at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Sister Alice Wendling Officiating.

Kenneth Charles Holder was born on June 5, 1923, in Mineola, Long Island, New York, to Charles Hebrew Holder and Marie Louise Hinz Holder.  He died on Friday, March 15, 2013, in Oklahoma City.

Kenneth came to Oklahoma as a child.  His family then lived in California for some time before returning to Oklahoma to the Alex-Chitwood area.  He married the love of his life and companion for more than sixty-eight years, Clara Howard, in Billings, Montana, on May 11, 1944.

Kenneth lived a full life and wore a lot of hats in his working years.  He went to work for Halliburton at 18, during World War II he was employed with the shipyards and a metal & steel company before coming to work at Borden General Hospital in Chickasha.  Later Kenneth worked in the test fields in Nevada and after the war he went to work in the oilfield in various locations until retiring in Las Vegas, Nevada, December of 1987 as a Rig Superintendent.

After retirement he and Clara returned to Chickasha where they have enjoyed their retirement near their family.  He was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

Survivors include:  wife, Clara; one daughter, Janette Marie Hansink; four grandchildren, Keith Charles VanCamp, Hope Marie Stewart & husband Darrell, Mark Holder Hansink & wife Lisa, and Faith Michelle Hansink; and eight grand-children, Ashley Jane and Eric Michael VanCamp; Katalina Marie, Thad Wayne, and Chase Dillan Stewart; Seth Michael Holder, Mikayla Paige Hansink and Charitee Rae Hansink.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.