Lucy Southard Holt, 97, passed away on July 26, 2021.
Lucy was born on September 12, 1923, and spent most of her childhood in Big Spring. She was known as the best carhop in all of West Texas and that is where she met her husband, Jack Holt. She traveled across the U.S. following Jack, who was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
They lived in New York, Chicago, and numerous other locations before finally making their home in Aledo.
Lucy held many jobs in her lifetime including elevator operator, bookkeeper, and at 80 years old she began working making change for concessions at the Fort Worth Stock Show.
Lucy accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1943. Gramma loved crossword puzzles, hot tea, the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Longhorns, and most of all the Aledo Bearcats. None of those compared however to the love she had for her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for the kindness and love she showed others and for being “Gramma” to all her kids’ friends.
Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Holt; grandchildren Shane Holt, Tammy Boutwell, Shannon Holt, and her great-grandchild, Christopher Holt. Survivors include son Wendell Holt and friend Pamela Helm; daughter Chris Kubosh and husband David; daughter Carol Beaird and friend Jay Pratt; four Grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and multiple great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Church at the Crossing in Aledo.
The Community News
July 30, 2021