I' am saddened to announce that Mrs. Harriet Holder, widow of Colonel Leonard D. Holder, died in San Antonio, TX on 26 November 2006 (last Sunday) after a long illness.  Surviving COL and Mrs. Holder are his daughter, Jane Hadley of Charlotte, NC; son, John of Montgomery, Tx; and son L.D. Holder, Salado, TX.. The Holders also have two grandsons and four great-granddaughters.  COL Holder, the Regiment's 37th Colonel, was killed in action on 03/21/1968.   

Harriet Reeves Holder

Born in San Antonio, TX on Sep. 20, 1921
Died Nov. 26, 2006 and resided in San Antonio, TX.

Memorial Service: Wednesday Nov. 29, 2006
Cemetery: Private


Harriet Reeves Holder ended her full and loving life peacefully on November 26, 2006, among family members. She left a circle of friends and loved ones that extends across the nation, and she joins her beloved husband, parents and three brothers in eternal communion with her Creator.

Harriet lived bravely and happily for 85 years. Raised in San Antonio in a loving, energetic family, she married Leonard Holder, her high school love, and traveled with him across the world as he followed his Army career. She joyfully embraced new friends and new places for 26 years, helping her family through the hardships of three wartime separations.

Since Leonard's death in Vietnam in 1968, Harriet lived and worked here. She loved this city, her family, friends and St. George's Episcopal Church, and relished a wide range of activities. Harriet obeyed Christ's commands to love, share and live joyfully.

She is loved and missed by her children Jane, John and Don and their spouses, by her surviving sisters Marian Reeves and Bette Gene Reeves, and by two grandsons, Doug and Mark, and their wives. Four great-granddaughters will grow up learning from her life and example.

Harriet's family is grateful for the loving attention that she received from the dedicated caregivers in Unit 7 at Morningside Manor.

The family asks that donors consider gifts to St. George's Episcopal Church, 6904 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213, or their preferred charity, in lieu of flowers.


Joe Willey
Operation Embrace
11th ACVVC