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Alaska Watson Holdcraft

May 30, 1926 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 95)


"Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life" Revelations 2:10

Alaska Watson Holdcraft left this world to be with her savior on January 4, 2022 at the age of 95. She was a devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Alaska was born on May 30, 1926 in Baton Rouge (Dixie) to Beulah Warner Watson of Pine Grove and Muse Watson of Greensburg, Louisiana. After the early deaths of her mother and father, she and her brother, Clifford M. Watson, moved to the Hammond, Louisiana area to live with their Uncle and Aunt, John Morris Tycer and Jewell Watson Tycer. Alaska graduated from Loranger High School and then attended LSU where she met her future husband Charles Bennett "Rusty" Holdcraft. The two were happily married for 47yrs and raised four children, Michael, Robert, Deborah and John Holdcraft. Alaska became a member of Istrouma Baptist Church in the 1950's and remained so until her passing. She was employed by the Louisiana State Highway Department in the contract and specifications division as an Administrative Assistant until she retired in 1984. She enjoyed serving the Lord, sewing, cooking and you could not keep her out of her garden. All of her children, grandchildren, and great-grand children were fortunate enough to have known her unconditional love for family and Christian values. Alaska was proceeded in death by her husband, her only sibling Clifford M. Watson and son John D. Holdcraft. She is survived by three children, Michael D. Holdcraft, Robert M. Holdcraft, Deborah H. Fletcher, five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Magnolia Brook Assisted Living Facility and The Hospice of Baton Rouge for their excellent care during this difficult time, especially her nurse Susie Boudinot and aide Laurie Scott. Our family could not have made this journey without the love, compassion and support they provided.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriner's Hospital or the Hospice of Baton Rouge.

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Graveside Service
January 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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