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Barbara Holdren Memorial Service – May 20

There will be a Memorial Service celebrating the life of Barbara Holdren on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 pm in the Lodge of the Fishermen at the Church of the Covenant.

Her obituary appeared in the News & Advance on May 16:

Barbara Creasy Holdren, born in Vinton, Va, died on April 30, 2017. She was 85 years old. Barbara grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, where she married Be Bee Holdren, of Roanoke. The two had four children, Steve, Linda, Jeff, and Michael. They moved their family to Lynchburg in the mid-1960s to join the Church of the Covenant, a progressive Christian community that has worked through its ministries to deliver vital services to many in the Lynchburg region. Barbara worked most of her life in various non-profit organizations, including a long career with the Girl Scouts of America, and she headed New Land Jobs, a ministry to find employment for the needy, for 12 years. She continued to be involved in the Church of the Covenant and all of its service work throughout her long life. Barbara was deeply spiritual, devoted to her family, and combined it all with a love of painting, nature, Elvis, and South Park. Her husband Be Bee and daughter Linda predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Sandra Craft; children, Steve, Jeff, and Michael; her grandchildren, Matthew, Noah, and Jasmine; and her great grandchildren, Ellie and Kenneth. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 4415 Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Church of the Covenant or Camp Kum-Ba-Yah.