Beverly K.Holden | Obituary


Beverly K. Holden Beverly Katharine Holden, 87, of Lake City, Fla., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the Willow Brook Assisted Living Facility, her home for 4 years.

Beverly was born on June 11, 1935 in Washington DC to the late Reverend Frederic Addison Holden, a minister of the United Methodist Church, and Margaret Angeline (Mathews) Holden. Beverly grew up in many places in the DC metro area, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and Baltimore, MD.

Beverly graduated in 1952 from an all-girls high school in Baltimore, MD, and began her college education at Shepherd College (Shepherd University) in Shepherdstown, WV. She graduated in 1957 with two Bachelor of Science degrees and later earned a postgraduate Master’s degree from the University of Miami in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beverly taught at a few colleges prior to her 32-year career as an associate professor at Shepherd College (1966-1998). In addition to teaching physical education and recreation classes, she coached women’s volleyball at Shepherd College for 11 years. Towards the end of her term, Beverly served as Dean of the College of Physical Education and Recreation. After retiring, she moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 2005 to be near her family and enjoy the warm climate.

Growing up, Beverly caught the love of adventure travel with her parents and it lasted her whole life as she traveled with friends and family all over the world and across the United States.

Beverly was predeceased by her parents, sister Joyce E. (Holden) Hiett (died July 2021) and brother-in-law Verne D. Hiett (died March 2022). She is survived by her nephew Brian D. Hiett of Martinsburg, WV, and her niece Amy H. Hiett of Inwood, WV, and cousins ​​in Ashville and Charlotte, NC as well as in Florida. She also leaves to mourn many close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 at the Rosedale Cemetery Chapel, 917 Cemetery Road, Martinsburg, WV [304-263-4922] with Michael Crowther as an officer. Casual outfits are welcome.

After the service, interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery where Beverly will rest next to her parents, Frederic and Margaret Holden.


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