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Evelyn A. Holt

Evelyn A. Holt

Evelyn A. Holt age 93, passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood surrounded by her family.

Evelyn Anne (Beebe) Holt was born May 23, 1926 to Hector Clarence Beebe and Leila Mae (Boyer) Beebe in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Her family moved around a lot, so Evy attended several different country schools.  She graduated from Ellsworth High School, and went to work in the Office of Price Administration until the end of WW2.  After the war, Evy worked for the Agricultural Association in Ellsworth at the County Courthouse, working with farmers.  Then she met Clark Holt at Proch’s Ballroom in Ellsworth.  Evy married Clark A. Holt September 3, 1947 in Ellsworth.  After they married, Clark and Evelyn lived the rest of their lives on their dairy farm in Elmwood. 

Evelyn was active in her church circle, and worked at Spring Lake elections for many years.  Evelyn had various hobbies, including her many flower gardens and taking care of the wild birds she loved.  She always raised a large garden and canned many fruits and vegetables.  Her sons loved her dill pickles!

Evy took night classes through the years, including appreciation of antiques, carpentry for women, upholstery, learning Spanish, swimming, oil painting, and sewing lingerie.  She won most every Scrabble game she played, and enjoyed working the crossword puzzle from the daily newspaper.  Evy liked to read and learn new things.  She was quick-witted and laughed easily.  She was a great cook, baker and hostess, as attested to by everyone who knew her.  Evelyn loved to have her family around her.

Clark and Evelyn took vacations in many states including Arizona, California, Hawaii, South Dakota and Utah.  In their retirement years, they enjoyed vacationing in Florida or Alabama for several weeks each of several winters. 

Mourning her loss but cherishing her memory are Evelyn’s husband Clark of 72 years, her children Stephen (Lorie) of Elmwood, WI; Frank (Ann) of Rogers, MN; Rebecca (Douglas) of Clay, NY; and Anthony (Kathleen) of Overland Park, KS; her grandchildren Margo, Abbey, Jason, Andrew and Katherine; her step-grandchildren Stefanie and Dan; her great-grandchildren Nolan, Deacon, Ella, Fallon, Nathan, Christian, Jayson and William; Evy’s siblings Mary Husfloen of Lawrenceberg,TN; Nancy Verley of Hugo, MN; Donald Beebe of Ellsworth, WI; Thomas Beebe of Eau Claire, WI; and Theodore (Ted) Beebe of Sebeka, MN.  Also many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Vivian Zumwalde and Marie Roszak; her brothers William (Bill) Beebe, Hector C. (Dick) Beebe and Jack Beebe; recently her dearly-loved granddaughter Stacia. 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday September 9, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with Debra Raasch officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Township of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.

Condolences

  1. Danica McGough

     

  2. david beebe

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS , SHE WAS A GREAT AUNT, FULL OF SMILES AND SHE JUST LOVED EVERY ONE AROUND HER , AND DIDN'T COMPLAIN A LOT SHE JUST ENJOYED LIFE AND LIVED A VERY GOOD LIFE , WE WILL ALL MISS HER, MAY THE LORD BE WITH HER FOREVER, AMEN !

  3. Don and Marti Hardy

    Our sympathies to the Holt family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  4. Diane (Traynor) Welsh

    To the Holt family,
    So sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Holt family.

  5. Galen and Liz Kirchner

    We send our condolences to the family of Evelyn. She made our family feel so welcomed when we moved next door. Clark we are sending hugs to you.
    Love, Galen, Liz and family

  6. Kris Wells

    Evy was a great lady. I know how much you will miss her. Our sincere sympathy. Kris, Bryan and Meg (Wells) Sheffer.

  7. Judi & Gary Bauer

    Our sympathy to the Holt family, keeping you in our prayers

  8. Jim Krause

    My Condolences to the Holt Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Marge and Tony

    To Clark and all the Holt family.
    Deepest sympathy to you all. crqepvke

  10. Coleen Heinrich (Beebe)

    Aunt Evy will be missed! Much love, from Texas

  11. loret retzloff

    Sorry for your loss.

  12. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Evelyn’s family. She was a wonderful lady.

  13. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Holt Family!

  14. Russ and Mandy Phillips

    We are so sorry to hear of Evy's passing... Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for you all...
    She was such a strong yet so very gentle and sweet...Evy will be missed by many!!

  15. thomas biles

    sorry to here of evelyn's passing. prayers to the family

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