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Lydia Holden

February 12, 1947 - November 13, 2023
Zeeland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Lydia E. Holden, age 76, of Zeeland, MI passed away Monday, November 13, 2023, at her home.

Lydia and her husband Happy Holden moved to Zeeland in 2011 from China where they lived for many years. Lydia was an excellent translator and teacher. She was a painter, sculptor and overall, very artistic.

She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Mary (Ryan) Jarvi, a son Daniel Howard Holden and a sister Maryanne.

She is survived by her husband Happy and son Benjamin (Jennifer) Holden; brother: George (Carla) Jarvi and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2854 120th Avenue in Holland with a time to be determined. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Homes-Downtown Chapel.