Thomas R. 'Tom' Holden, 60, of Colorado City, passed away March 1, 2009. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Holden; mother, Rose Marie Holden; children, Patricia (Jon) Hegna of Nashville, Tenn., Paul (Adria) Holden of Grand Junction, Colo., David Holden, James Holden, Jonathan Holden and Dee Dee Holden, all of Colorado City; siblings, Roberta (Allen) Joseph of Lakewood, Colo. and Donald (Deidre) Holden of Sedalia, Colo.; grandchildren, Autumn and Brooke Hegna and Jency and Tesher Holden; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Holden. Tom was born April 21, 1948, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated American Home Siding and T&M Renovations. Tom was actively involved with Royal Rangers Ministry and Kids Church at Praise Assembly of God. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Tom Holden Memorial Fund through Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81001. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I just ran across Toms obituary
    while going to another. I always thought alot of Tom and his family.
    David worked for me for many years.
    I wished that I grew up in a family like theirs. All wonderful
    people in my mind and my sympathies and prayers go out to you all.

  2. Marilyn and family,

    I am so sorry to here about Tom, I got to know Tom pretty good when we used to work together, we still kept in touch he would call me or I would call him, I thought the world of him. I am sorry that I didnt make the funeral, but he is still looking down on us with his joking personality, all my best wishs to you and your family.

  3. Marilyn and family,

    I am so sorry to here about Tom, I got to know Tom pretty good when we used to work together, we still kept in touch he would call me or I would call him, I thought the world of him. I am sorry that I didnt make the funeral, but he is still looking down on us with his joking personality, all my best wishs to you and your family.

  4. Marilyn and family,
    Tom has had a wonderful impact upon us. He was a friend that we knew prayed for us. He left a wonderful legacy for his family because of his passion for souls particularly boys and girls. He placed his trust in his Sweet Jesus to take care of his needs. Joyce and I are praying for you as you continue grieving.

  5. I am so thankful for Tom’s incredible commitment to the boys of the Rocky Mountain District; his memory will live on in District Royal Rangers. Our prayers are with all of the Holden family.
    Bob Cook
    former Rocky Mtn. Dist Supt

  6. What a wonderful legacy of love and leadership Tom has left for all who were privileged to know him! To say that he will be missed is a gross understatement. His memory lives on and serves to encourage us and comfort us. God’s richest blessings to you, Holden family! You remain in our prayers!

  7. To all the Holden Family,

    I pray for God’s peace and comfort to be with you. The loss of a family member is never easy. However, rejoice in the fact that the word of God teaches that we do not grieve as the world but rather we grieve as those with hope. Because we know that Mr. Holden served Christ with all his heart. One day we will see him in a place where there is no more pain, no more fear, no more tears.

  8. I know our words mean little at a time as this, but I do know God’s word will hold you & keep you & strengthen you. May God wrap his loving strong arms around you, each and every-day of your life.

  9. Dear Holden Family. I am terribly sorry about your loss. Tom was a very good man. Although I did not have very much time to get to know him as well as I would have liked to, he left his mark in my life and I will remember him forever, my heart will always have a place for him as well as all of you, the Holden family. I love you all like my own family. I wish you all the best, God bless.

  10. I love you Holden family! Your father meant so much to me and my whole family we saw him as Grandpa/Pappa. And you mean so much to us also. We will always be here for you and hope you know how much we love you. I will always see you all as my family and I will always love you all. I expect you to keep picking on me just as much if not more though ok? :D. I love you

    Steven Atencio

  11. Marilyn Im so sorry I just found out
    I feel so bad I didnt make the funeral, Just found out tonight.May God be with you and your family. Tom and your marriage was always an inspiration, I looked up to both of you…..It was an honor to worked with him running the trucking company. He will be deeply missed by many many people that he touched there lives.

  12. Marilyn,James,John and the Holden Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grieving.May god bless you all in every way possible.Keep you strong when your feeling sad.Fullfill your hearts with love and faithfullness.

  13. I have the privilege of calling the Holden family dear family friends. Tom will surely be missed.

  14. Marilyn and children – We are so sorry for your loss, but we know that Tom is now in the awesome presence of God. He was a great man of God and was such an example to so many. He will be missed, but has established a spiritual heritage that will survive all eternity. Your family is blessed.

  15. Please give my condolences to the Holdens. My name was Marjorie King now Rose. I lived across the street from the Holden’s. Tommy and I were the same age. My husband Bob and I live in Maine. Thank you.

  16. Marilyn and family,
    We were shocked to hear of Tom’s death; prayers have been said for all of you. Please know that the Lord is with you and so are many friends. Both Tom’s were in Royal Rangers together many years ago.
    Love, Tom & Betty Johnson

  17. On behalf of Paulina and the girls I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Holden family. Tom has been a great role model. We have been encouraged by his strength in The Lord when we were weak. He will be greatly missed. Please take comfort in the word of The Lord which says “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

  18. Holden Family,
    I am so so sorry to hear about your loss, Tom was a great guy! I loved seeing you guys come in to cracker barrel. Tom always made my day. He will be greatly missed. God bless you all.

  19. Dear Holden Family,
    Please know that we are holding you up in prayer for comfort and grace from our heavenly father in this time of great loss.
    Tom has always been such a dear friend and a great inspiration. He has shown his relationship with Christ by living life as a testimony of His love. I have admired and loved Tom as my brother since we first became friends.
    If friends are measured by memories and years, and grief can be known by the pain and tears, I can tell you that Tom has been a great friend to me, and we will mourn his absence until we are joined again in Glory to share with him there the presence and worship of our Lord. As we are assured by the promise of Christ, our tears will be wiped away, and our sorrows turned to joy.
    May God hold you close and keep you until then.

  20. we were very sad to hear about Tom’s passing, all though we didn’t know him too well we can tell that he was a very nice and caring man who will be missed greatly by all.

  21. To my cousin and friend.
    I am so glad you were a part of my life. All the times we spent camping, playing kick the can, dodge ball, hide & seek and other games are fond memories of mine. I want to thank you for two things, one, being such an integral part of my life and two for the measles you gave me, my sisters and your sister all at the same time. I will sure miss seeing you the next time I get back to Colorado. My deepest sympathy to your wife & children, your mom, sister and brother and your family and friends. Love, Nancy

  22. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

    Tom is a man who was had a lasting influence on the lives of thousands of boys around the world. Many of those boys are already men who are passing on a legacy that was helped and or strengthened buy his direct influence. Many, many more boys and men will have lives enriched by Tom. Boys like my son, who never met Tom but will benefit from his service indirectly because he had a part in making me and so many boys the men we are today. We have lost a great mentor all too soon. God is Good and Sovereign.

    Peace and Blessings to Marylin and the family,

    Tim

    Nahum 1:7

  23. Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for allowing me to have met Tom and some of his family. He was a great encourager to me and always had a word of Yours to speak. Lord, please remind people to step up to fill those big shoes. Please wrap your loving arms around his family and give them peace. I know he wanted to spend more time praising You, now he has that opportunity! I will miss Tom. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

  24. Holden Family,
    I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Tom was an amazing man and a wonderful friend to our family. You are all in our prayers. May God give you the peace and strength during this difficult time. His contagious smile and laugh will be missed!

  25. I was very sad to hear about commander Tom. He was a great influence in my life with the Royal Rangers as a child. I have been gone from Pueblo for 14 years but I am very glad to know he was still influencing young men. Your family is in my families prayers.

    Respectfully,

    Greg Evans

  26. Just wanted to tell each one of you how sorry I am for your loss. No words are adequate , but know many are praying for your family. I go to church with Tricia, Jon and girls In Nashville. They are exceptional people and I love them . The Lord bless and keep you. Love , Kay

  27. Dear Marilyn & Family,
    I work with Tricia. However, Tricia is more than a workmate, she is a dear friend to me. I was saddened at the sudden earthly loss of Tom. Yet we all know he is in a better place. Tricia was very supportive of me when my Mom died last month and always has a good Word for us. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you walk through the days ahead. We can rejoice in the fact that this is a temporary separation. I look forward to meeting Tom when we are all together in Heaven.

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