Edie Holden, 85, died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Arbor Acres, Winston-Salem, NC. She was born September 18, 1927 in Tientsin, China and grew up in Shanghai.
Edie married Paul R. Holden on September 25, 1954 in Taipei, Taiwan. After his death on June 7, 1967, Edie moved with her children to London, England for one year and then to Bethesda, MD. She has lived in Winston-Salem since her retirement in 1994 from the Physiology Department at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Edie is survived by her four children, Deborah Holden (Thomas Brown) of Clemmons, NC; Kristen Holden of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Kim Metzner (Jack) of Middletown, MD and Greg Holden (Amy) of Sterling, VA; 10 grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew Moran; Ian and Cammie Terry; Holden, Jessica, Sam and Alex Metzner; and Connor and Paul Holden. She is also survived by a step daughter Marilyn Edelhoch (John Dawson) of Columbia, SC; a step granddaughter, Hannah Edelhoch;a sister Helen Payne of Norfolk Island, Australia, a nephew Richard (Beth) Payne of Pretty Beach, Australia; and nieces Sylvia Leming and Kathy (Bob) Koch of Topeka, KS.
A memorial gathering in celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Arbor Acres, 1240 Arbor Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2013