Catherine (Boggs) Holden
Published 12:01 am Thursday, December 1, 2022
Catherine (Boggs) Holden, 95, passed away Nov. 27, 2022. Catherine was born in Plaquemine, La., on April 12, 1927, to Allan Boggs and Agnes Blanchard Boggs.
She married her sweet husband in 1948 after meeting him at Louisiana State University from which they both graduated. She raised a large family and was very active in the Methodist church. She taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir, and participated in numerous church-sponsored outreach programs for the needy and elderly. When her children were grown, she took up oil painting, got a floristry license, and became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for St. Patrick’s Hospital for ten years.
Her biggest passion later in life became the Senior Olympics. She won numerous bronze, silver, and gold medals in various events, including archery, walking, and swimming.
She was the matriarch of a large and loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Sam R. Holden, Jr.; brother, Luther Thomas Boggs; her grandson, Derrick Calhoun; and son-in-law, Mike Hafner.
She is survived by her children, Matthew Holden (Lana), Mark Holden, Steve Holden (Lena), Dianne Calhoun (Scott), Keith Holden (Mike), Michael Holden (Kelly), Laura Augustine Stawecki, and Lana Hafner; along with ten grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend its deepest appreciation to her caregivers Rose, Pauline, Vanessa, Lakeisha, and Amber.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in the Sanctuary at Henning United Methodist Church in Sulphur, Louisiana from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. with the service to follow. The Rev. Dr. Juliet Spencer will be officiating. Catherine will be interred at Mimosa Pines in Sulphur. Memorial donations can be made to Henning Memorial United Methodist Church in Sulphur, La.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsulphurmemorial.com.