Jean Huckabee Holder, age 84, passed away on January 9, 2021 in Odessa, TX.
Jean was born in Lubbock County, TX to Richard D. and M. Maye Huckabee on June 20, 1936. She went to school in Wolfforth, TX. She married Earnest W. Holder on February 14, 1956 in Wolfforth. Jean worked various office administrative positions throughout her career and retired from the Pecos County Extension Service after 21 years. She was involved with the 4-H organization during her time at the Extension Service and loved working as a Pink Lady at the Pecos County Hospital after her retirement and served multiple years in leadership positions for the Pink Ladies before moving to Odessa.
There will be a graveside service in Lubbock on January 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband of 49 years, at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Maye Huckabee; her husband, Earnest Holder; and both brothers, Roy Douglas Huckabee and Doyle Derwin “Bud” Huckabee.
Jean is survived by her children, Rodger Bryan Holder and his wife Sandy of Texarkana, Sherrilyn Jean Mobley and her husband Terry of Odessa; her grandchildren, Amy Rouquette, Jennifer Hatfield, Eric Bartlett, Matt Holder, Blake Little, Kevin Holder, Ashlee Celenze, and Kaleigh Miller; as well as many great grandchildren who all loved her dearly.
Memorials may be made in honor of Jean to The Matthies-Bennett 4-H Scholarship Fund in Fort Stockton (P.O. Box 1357 Fort Stockton, TX 79735).
Jean’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Brookdale Senior Living Community, Heart to Heart Hospice, and Home Instead Care Givers.