Rider Holman was born August 2, 1920 to Albert Loader and
Mary Rider Holman in Sugar City, Idaho. He was the ninth
of thirteen children having six brothers and six sisters.
John learned to work hard as a youth being raised on a farm
where he and his siblings worked in the sugar beet fields.
He served an LDS mission in the Central States Mission mostly
in Kansas. He graduated from Ricks College and then served
in the Army during WWII and was trained as a gun turret
operator. Later, he also served in the Army War Crimes Investigation
Unit as a Court Stenographer in the war crimes trials.
John met his wife, Selma Alberta Legler, while on military
leave in Tampa, Florida. They were married in the Idaho
Falls Temple in the spring of 1948. They settled in Pocatello,
Idaho where he began working for the First Security Bank.
John served as Bishop of the 20th Ward for nine years. He
was a Branch Manager for First Security Bank. He retired
from the bank after 37 years of service. He and his wife
Selma served an LDS mission once again in the Kansas area.
John passed away peacefully on September 12, 2015 from
complications of congestive heart failure at the age of
95. He is survived by his wife Selma, son John L. (Marae),
daughter Marilinda (Jerry Boyce), son Kirk L (Denece), 11
grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 2 great great
grandchildren, one brother Ted Holman (90) and one sister
Leora Dutson (98).
Family and friends may call on Thursday, September 17,
2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home,
1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Interment and
a graveside will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at
2:00 pm at the Sugar City, Idaho Cemetery.