Obituary for Charles Holder - East Idaho News
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Charles Holder

July 10th, 1954 - June 16th, 2024

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Charles Roy Holder, 69, of Menan Idaho passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Following an extended stay on hospice; cared for by his dedicated wife, and the wonderful nurses at Symbii Home Health.

Roy was born July 10, 1954 to Raymond ‘Rip’ and Laurel Holder (Laurel Barselou) in Canyonville Oregon. In the late 1950s his family relocated to Rigby, where his family ran Holder machine works. Roy grew up a member of the Rigby Presbyterian Church.

After high school, Roy joined the army in the artillery infantry, and he served in Germany during the Vietnam War. Once settled back into his beloved Eastern Idaho, Roy graduated with a degree in mechanical fabrication, and began a long career in skilled labor.

Roy’s passion was the outdoors. He was a skilled hunter, and never shied away from a good story about his years in Alaska or his prized mountain goat hunt. Roy truly was a modern-day mountain man. There isn’t a dirt road, a desert ridge, or a mountainside that he did not know. He taught his children a respect of nature, and a love of Idaho.

To quote Roy’s favorite movie

“A man is made out of bad as well as good. All of us.

But you could do a lot worse Lord.

He wasn’t really a good man, he wasn’t really a bad man, but Lord he was a man”

Roy is survived by his loving wife and companion of 40 years Judy Holder, his amazing mother Laurel Barselou, his older brother Richard Holder, his daughters Klarissa, Amanda, Holly, Heather, his son William (Bill), and his many grandchildren who unfortunately weren’t able to know him at his best, as they deserved.

Roy was preceded in death my many loved ones including his father, whom he spoke about often and fondly, and three of his siblings.

A family graveside service will be held at the Annis Little Butte Cemetery July 6 at 11am.

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