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Bob Holden, age 85, died July 3, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 15, 1922, on a farm at Union, Colo., to Garfield and Edith (Koser) Holden. Bob started working as a young boy helping farmers after his father died early on in Bob’s life. He later began working at feedlots as a pen rider. He spent years working at the Miller Ranch south of Brush; at Weishart and Boxer Feedlot; Epstein’s of Fort Morgan; Lebsack and Sonneberg Feedlots of Sterling; and 11 years for Booth and Sons in Ault, Colo. He moved to Laramie, Wyo., where he worked on the McLaughlin Ranch for several years. In 1984, Bob and his wife Hannah moved to Grover, Colo., where the couple worked together at the Eagle Rock ranch owned by Mark Cox; the Charlie Meader Ranch and the Ben Wacker Ranch. Bob was a very dedicated cowboy and enjoyed ranch living in a special way by gathering cattle and riding the pastures, along with haying, calving and all the hard work it involved.

Due to health problems, Bob and Hannah regretfully moved from the country life in 1995, when they moved to Pierce, Colo. Bob worked at the Agland Inc. gas station in Eaton, Colo., for awhile. In 1999, Bob and Hannah moved to Akron, Colo.

Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, Hannah; his two sisters, Gertie Strauch of Ault, and Grace Newens of Fort Morgan; and one brother, Walter Holden of Julesburg, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by seven stepchildren: Allen Fox of Akron, Larry Fox and wife Donna of Poway, Calif., twins Steven Fox and wife Carol of Greeley, and Stanley Fox of Leadville, Colo., Perry Massey and wife Pat of Greeley, Roger Massey and wife Maxine of Eaton, and Threasa Massey and husband Bennie of Galeton, Colo. He also leaves his much loved 15 grandchildren and the 34 great-grandchildren he enjoyed spending time with so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: a baby sister Gladys, Jennie Starkey and Betty Dean, and his brother Charlie who was killed in World War II in 1945.

Services were held in Brush on July 7, with interment at Briggsdale Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Calvary Assembly of God Church.

Bob Holden, age 85, died July 3, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 15, 1922, on a farm at Union, Colo., to Garfield and Edith (Koser) Holden. Bob started working as a young boy helping farmers after his father died early on in Bob’s life. He later began working at feedlots as a pen rider. He spent years working at the Miller Ranch south of Brush; at Weishart and Boxer Feedlot; Epstein’s of Fort Morgan; Lebsack and Sonneberg Feedlots of Sterling; and 11 years for Booth and Sons in Ault, Colo. He moved to Laramie, Wyo., where he worked on the McLaughlin Ranch for several years. In 1984, Bob and his wife Hannah moved to Grover, Colo., where the couple worked together at the Eagle Rock ranch owned by Mark Cox; the Charlie Meader Ranch and the Ben Wacker Ranch. Bob was a very dedicated cowboy and enjoyed ranch living in a special way by gathering cattle and riding the pastures, along with haying, calving and all the hard work it involved.

Due to health problems, Bob and Hannah regretfully moved from the country life in 1995, when they moved to Pierce, Colo. Bob worked at the Agland Inc. gas station in Eaton, Colo., for awhile. In 1999, Bob and Hannah moved to Akron, Colo.

Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, Hannah; his two sisters, Gertie Strauch of Ault, and Grace Newens of Fort Morgan; and one brother, Walter Holden of Julesburg, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by seven stepchildren: Allen Fox of Akron, Larry Fox and wife Donna of Poway, Calif., twins Steven Fox and wife Carol of Greeley, and Stanley Fox of Leadville, Colo., Perry Massey and wife Pat of Greeley, Roger Massey and wife Maxine of Eaton, and Threasa Massey and husband Bennie of Galeton, Colo. He also leaves his much loved 15 grandchildren and the 34 great-grandchildren he enjoyed spending time with so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: a baby sister Gladys, Jennie Starkey and Betty Dean, and his brother Charlie who was killed in World War II in 1945.

Services were held in Brush on July 7, with interment at Briggsdale Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Calvary Assembly of God Church.


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