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Dorothy Holden

Dorothy Jane Holden

Friday, January 30th, 1925 - Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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DOROTHY JANE HOLDEN, 95 died Saturday evening, August 1, 2020 at Sara Jane’s Place for Assisted Living in St. Augustine, Florida.
 
Dorothy was born into a Christian family in Chicago, Illinois.   She lived in Downers Grove, Illinois until the age of 13.  The family moved to Aurora, Indiana and she lived there until the 1980s when she and her husband, Ben Holden, Jr. moved to Ocala, Florida.  Dorothy and Ben moved to Fruitland in 2005 to be near their daughter, Heather Harper.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jane (Daisy) Grosrenaud, her brother, Robert Grosrenaud and her husband, Ben Holden.
 
Dorothy studied Early Childhood Development at Michigan State and Indiana Purdue Universities and opened the first Headstart program in Aurora, Indiana.  She was a teacher and teacher coordinator for 17 Headstart schools in southern Indiana.
 
She was always active in her churches; singing in the choir in the Aurora First United Church of Christ, the Aurora First Methodist Church and the Ocala First Methodist Church.  She had a beautiful soprano voice and was known for her rendition of God Bless America in the church and at the River Park Civic Center.
 
She was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church, now part of the Fish, Fern and Faith Community.
 
A funeral for the immediate family will be held on Saturday, August 8 th at Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home in Crescent City, Florida.  She will be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.  At the family’s request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgetown United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 142, Georgetown, Florida 32139.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for friends and neighbors.
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