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Clara E. Holt, 91, of Baker City, died July 16, 2005, at her home.

There will be a memorial service for Mrs. Holt in August at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, Calif. Local arrangements were under the direction of Coles Funeral Home.

Mrs. Holt was born on Nov. 23, 1913, at Lily, S.D. She was one of six girls born to Leopole and Cora Rignier Brosseau. She lived her younger years in South Dakota attending one year of college.

She met George Crawford and after their marriage they moved to California where he worked as an ironworker erecting buildings. His work took them to various places and Clara traveled with him.

He died in May of 1974. She later married Roy Holt, who was retired. They made their home at Henderson, Nev. He died in 1985.

Mrs. Holt continued to reside in Henderson, where she enjoyed playing cards at the senior center, bowling with her league until a knee operation in 1995 curtailed that activity and making string rosaries for the needy with her Catholic church group.

She enjoyed traveling to Baker County to be near her niece, hunting and fishing with them. She moved to Baker County in April of 2004, to be near her niece full time.

Survivors include her nieces, Beatrice Hall and her husband, Bill, of Baker City, Betty Blume and her husband, Wally, of Bellingham, Wash., and LaVonne Tatro and her husband, Wally, of Utica, Mich.; nephew, Jense W. Warwick of Bellingham, Wash.; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, her parents and her five sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis de Sales Cathedral through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 29, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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