Thelma Claudine Holden was born on February 2. 1939 to Ruby LaFrance Robinson (John Carlock) in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. She passed Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the age of 82 years of age.
She married Tommy Crawford on August 15, 1955, and to this union a daughter Nora Jane was born.
She married Carroll Hurt in December 1967 and to this union a daughter Carla and a son Bruce.
She found and met her Father Donald Wesley Williams in her 50’s. It brought her great joy to finally have her “Daddy” in her life.
Along with him came three half-sisters Nancy Blotevogel (whom she loved dearly) Donna Biggs and Linda Edwards. She also had one half-brother Jimmy Williams who she never got to meet.
She found her soul mate and true love in Albert Holden and shared 43 years of happiness with him. They met when they were both employed at Bartlett Collins Glass and they eventually moved to Mannford, Oklahoma where both worked at the Mannford School system until both retired from there.
With this union she gained a son EJ (deceased) (Rena) in addition to two step-daughters Sheila and Kristina, plus three sister n laws
Debbie Hedrich, Elaine Ford, and Linda Barber, brother-in-law Sam Doughty and Mother-in-law Alline Doughty (deceased). She finally had the big family her heart had always desired.
She is survived by her husband Albert Holden, daughters Nora Green (Jerry) Carla Marshall (Chuck), son Bruce Begley, step-daughters, Sheila Kissee (Darrell) and Kristina Grist.
Grandchildren Jennifer Davis (Andrew), JE Green (Samantha), John Green, Christina Marshall, Adam Marshall (Kayla), Sean Marshall (Mariah), Falin Hathcock, Mattie Holden, step grandchildren Felisha Kelch, John Lee and Joshua Kissee. She had 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
Visitation will be from 5 pm to 7 pm on December 27th, 2021 at Smiths Funeral in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
Graveside service will be December 28th, 2021 at 2 pm at the Kellyville Cemetery in Kellyville, Oklahoma.