Margaret C. Holt

holtmarge.jpgMargaret Claire Holt, 90, of Shelton, WA, died on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Alpine Way Retirement Center. Margaret was born on April 30, 1921 to Paul and Elizabeth (Krostad) Walther in Wolfpoint, Montana. She was raised in Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High School. In 1940, she married Milton L. “Joe” Holt in Seattle.

Mrs. Holt was a retail clerk and clothing buyer most of her working life. She had worked at Lloyd’s Men’s Shop (formerly Bettman’s) and Miller’s Department store in Shelton. She retired at the age of 60. Margaret was a member of the Bayshore Golf Club and a former member of the Elk’s Club. Her hobbies included shopping, golfing, going to the casino, cooking and gardening. She liked to travel, having traveled to Russia, the Panama Canal, Africa, and Spain. She was an avid reader and liked dogs. She got together every Wednesday with her friends which was known as “the ladies day” and went out to lunch. Her very favorite thing was to sit at her home, with all of her family, spending time and laughing.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Holt, Shelton, Steve Holt, Shelton and Lonnie Holt of Olympia; grandchildren, Teri Holt-Mirabal, Albuquerque, NM, Jamie Holt, Lilliwaup, WA, Kari Holt, Woodinville, WA, Mike Holt, Olympia, Matt Holt, Edmonds, WA and Joe Holt of Shelton; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Bob and sister Irene.

Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1730 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA. A graveside service will be held at the Shelton Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.