L. Jean Holden, 71, of Great Falls, a retired nurse's aide, died of natural causes on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at a Great Falls hospital.
A memorial service is 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Havre, with burial of ashes in Highland Cemetery.
Jean was on born, May 5, 1933,
in Havre to Irene and Alex Gerstenberger. She grew up in Havre and graduated from Havre Catholic High School.
She married Carl Holden on Oct. 4, 1949. They divorced in 1997.
She started working at Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre in 1965 as a nurse's aide. In 1972 the Holdens moved to Laurel, and she worked at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings until she retired. She moved to Great Falls in 1997 to be closer to her children.
She loved reading and spending her time with her children and grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Irene Gerstenberger, and grandson Jesse Miles.
Survivors include daughters, Sandra Butler of Havre, Carla (Bob) Miles of Havre and Gloria (Al) Davis of Great Falls; son, Darrell Holden of Great Falls; sister, Linda (Dave) Sande of Big Fork; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Boys and Girls Club of Great Falls or the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line in Havre.
O'Connor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.