James “Jess” Holt, 58, of La Grande, died April 5, 2007, after a short battle with cancer.
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His memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Place, 62846 Philynda Loop, near Buchanan and McAlister in La Grande. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Known as Jess, he was born Aug. 20, 1948, to Janice and Russell Holt at Pocatello, Idaho. He grew up in Boise, graduating from Borah High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972.
In 1978 he earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho at Moscow and went to work for Anderson-Perry in La Grande as an engineer. He later became a senior engineer, project manager and shareholder in the company.
Jess married his wife, Jody, in 1981.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, drag racing, driving his little red sports car and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Jody; children and their spouses, Sandra and Shane Patterson of Union, Shayne and Mari Holt of St. John, Wash., Kelly Bohnenkamp of Greeley, Colo., and Aubree and Kenny Wright of Scottsdale, Ariz.; siblings, John Holt of Terrebonne, David Maria of Boise and Lee Woods of Boise; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Blue Mountain Humane Association or the Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 6, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor