Gary Eugene Holt, age 78, passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2015, of heart failure. We will miss our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, born March 14, 1937, in Cedar City, Utah, to Howard A. and Verna Burnham Holt.
Gary was raised in Enterprise, served a full-time mission in the Central States Mission, and graduated from Dixie State. He later attended Utah State University where he met his beautiful wife, Joyce Hatch. In 1966 he received his Masters of Education Degree from Montana State University. He loved teaching and developing strong church programs for seminary and institute students.
He was a hard worker, had a love of working his land, and spent several years in Enterprise growing crops and teaching seminary. His greatest joy was service to his church. He served throughout his lifetime in several bishoprics, stake mission leadership, and a variety of other callings. He and his wife served two missions, one in Vanuatu, Fiji and one in Warm Springs, Nevada.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Holt; children: Michael, Danny, Laurie, Maria, Lisa, Gary, William, and Amber; and 26 wonderful grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Deon, Lana Gale, Jack, and Jan. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marilyn Jones.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills LDS 4th Ward Chapel, 750 East Ft. Pierce Drive, St. George, Utah.
- Visitations will be held Friday, Feb. 6, from 6-7 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George, and Saturday, from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the Chapel.
- Interment will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Holt Family Cemetery, Enterprise, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.