The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 21, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, Feb. 21, 2013



Charlo Bridi Holshouser

Charlo Marie Bridi Holshouser, 73, left this world on February 15, 2014.

Born on August 29, 1940, to the late Edward and Mildred (Stalnaker) Bridi.

Charlo was a 1957 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, and attended Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., until being accepted into Baltimore City Hospital’s X-ray Technology program. She served as department head of the Radiology Department at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, for many years where her legacy as a leader lived on even after she left the facility to become a full-time homemaker and mother spending countless hours supporting her children’s interests. Charlo brought many smiles to the patrons of Leisure Lanes, Beckley, where she was the party planner and the league secretary.

Charlo had many passions such as cake baking and decorating, flower arranging, playing computer games, and reading good novels just to name a few.  

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, William (Bill) Holshouser; her children, Dianna Lynn Bridi of Kihei Maui, Hawaii, Timothy Vickers (wife Selina) and William Richard (Rick) Holshouser of Beckley; her granddaughter, Keagan Michaiah Vickers; and her sister, Dianna Bridi of Wilmington, N.C., along with a host of family and friends, and her faithful canine companion, Alley.

The immediate family wants to express their gratitude to cousins, Eva Maria Morales-Lewis and Elizabeth (Libby) Cole, her dear friend, Terry Peery, and her lifelong friend of 50 plus years, Billie Lewis, for always being there for her.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, WV.

A service to celebrate her memory will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, WV, with Elder Edward Lewis officiating.

The family suggests that donations of sympathy be made to the Humane Society of Raleigh County, P. O. Box 115, Beckley, WV 25801.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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