Ward Louis Holderness



Ward Louis Holderness of Pueblo and formerly of Hayden died Dec. 4, 2002. He was 67.

Ward was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Hayden and graduated from Hayden High School. He went to college in Pueblo at Southern Colorado State, which later became the University of Southern Colorado. After graduation, he remained in Pueblo, where he was an assistant professor at the university, teaching in the civil engineering technology program.

Ward's greatest joy was his family, raising his children and, later, spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the 4 O'clock Coffee Club and his dog, Ike.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Holderness, and a sister, Geraldine Hitchens.

Survivors include his wife, Saundra Holderness of Pueblo; his son, Fred Holderness and his wife, Michelle, of Denver; two daughters, Kandace Peterhans and her husband, Greg Peterhans, of Grand Junction, and Krystal Nakamura and her husband, Shawn Nakamura, of New Orleans, La.; his mother, Marie Holderness of Hayden; two sisters, Dorothy Decker of Colorado Springs and Carolyn Montieth of Hayden; and six grandchildren.

A service was held Dec. 13, 2002, at Hayden Congregational Church with the Rev. John Cappetto of Grand Junction officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the University of Southern Colorado Foundation Ward Holderness Scholarship Fund, University of Southern Colorado, 2200 Bonforte Boulevard; Pueblo, Colo., 81008.


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