Funeral services will be held for Clara (Howard) Holder, 93, of Chickasha, Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Father Justin Fletcher and Mark Holder Hansink officiating.
Clara (Howard) Holder was born October 8, 1921 in Malta, Texas to Verdie Madison Howard and Susie Jane (Adams) Howard. She died on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at her home in Chickasha.
Clara grew up and attended the public schools in Malta, Texas. She moved to Lovell, Wyoming in 1939 and later she moved to California. As a young woman, she was employed by Chrysler, and during WWII she worked on B-17’s as a member of the Rosie Riveters.
She married the love of her life and companion for more than sixty-eight years, Kenneth Charles Holder, in Billings, Montana on May 11, 1944. Clara went with Kenneth, who was employed in the oilfield in Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois.
Clara was a foster parent to many and made a difference in their lives. She was an ordained Full Gospel Minister and she enjoyed preaching and teaching others about Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth Holder, three brothers, and eight sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Janette Marie Hansink; four grandchildren, Keith Charles VanCamp, Hope Marie Stewart and husband, Darrell, Mark Holder Hansink, and Faith Michelle Hansink; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley Jane VanCamp, Eric Michael VanCamp, Katalina Marie Stewart, Thad Wayne Stewart, Chase Dillan Stewart, Seth Michael Hansink, Mikayla Paige Hansink, and Charitee Rae Hansink.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.