Donald Lee Holderness

September 18, 1936 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 85)

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Donald L. Holderness passed away peacefully on June 16, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 85. He was born September 18, 1936, in Elm Creek, Nebraska to Lawrence and Opal Holderness.

Graveside funeral services will be held on June 24, 2022 at 2PM, in Cloverdale Memorial Park. A Reception will follow in Cloverdale Funeral Home-Garden Room from 3-5PM. Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Donald’s family moved to Boise, Idaho in the spring of 1944. Donald graduated from Boise High School in 1956. After high school he worked for Harold’s Auto Body in Boise. In January 1959, he served two years in the U.S. Army. After being discharged from the U.S. Army he went to work for the Idaho Department of Transportation. After 30 years with the Idaho Department of Transportation he retired as a Foreman.

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He spent many weekends camping in Idaho with his family.

On September 2, 1961, he married Donna Lou Gottsch in Wilder, Idaho. After marriage they primarily resided in Boise, Idaho. They had three children: Darin (Lisa) Holderness of Boerne, Texas; Kerry (Michealle) Holderness of Liberal, Missouri; and Kevin (Candy) Holderness of Boise, Idaho.

Donald is survived by his three children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his companion Fannie Mae Therrell of Louin, Mississippi.

Donald is preceded in death by his wife Donna of 33 years, his parents Lawrence and Opal Holderness, his sisters Louise Messmer and Delores Long, and his brother Loren Holderness.

The family requests no flowers, but suggests that memorials be made to American Cancer Society or your favorite hospice chapter.


Graveside Service
June 24, 2022

2:00 PM
Cloverdale Memorial Park
1200 N. Cloverdale Road
Boise, ID 83713

June 24, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cloverdale Funeral Home - Garden Room
1200 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, ID 83713

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