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Evelyn C. Holden

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Evelyn Cornelia Holden, 95 of Cambridge, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at her residence, the Cambridge Guest Home.

Born and educated in Cambridge, she was daughter of the late Frank Thompson and Emma Elizabeth Rice Holden. Miss Holden was a graduate of the University of Vermont and received her master’s degree from Albany State University (now SUNY). She taught Latin and Spanish for eight years, and she went on to be senior file clerk for Asgrow (Upjohn Co.), Cambridge, for 20 years, retiring in 1976. For 15 years, she was secretary for the Washington County Fair.

A lifelong resident of the community, Miss Holden was a member of the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church since 1923, where she was organist and choir director for 56 years. She was also a member of the Arlington Choral, since 1956; the Cambridge Community Choral Society since its inception; a life member of the Cambridge Historical Society; member of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library and the Women’s Society of the United Presbyterian Church. Miss Holden was a volunteer at the former Mary McClellan Hospital since 1977.

She enjoyed playing the piano and taught many local students.

Survivors include her cousins, Arthur E. Center Jr. , of Cambridge; Lewis F. Center of New York City; Martha Jane Center LaDue of Gansevoort, and Barbara Mary Maxson Merrill and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, LeRoy Rice Holden.

The Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 East Main Street, with the Rev. Bruce Dodd officiating. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 W. Main Street, Cambridge. Interment will be in Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge.

Donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, Tower Fund, 81 E. Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y. 12816.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 30, 2006
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