In Memory

Dennis Holt

Dennis Holt

Denny Holt Age 72, peacefully passed away at his home in Sumner, Washington, On December 26, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Denny was born October 2, 1942, to Lloyd and Marian Holt.  He grew up in Auburn, Washington, and attended Auburn High School where he was Senior Class president.  Denny attended the University of Washington where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  He had many life-long Sig Ep friends and continued to enjoy frat activities.  While at the U of W he met his future wife who was lucky enough to sit in front of him in a class.  Denny married Lyn Anderson on June 17, 1967.  He had just returned from a tour of Viet Nam and they spent their final year of his tour living in Washington D.C.  At an early age Denny was pounding nails.  He paid his way through college working summers in construction.  After his stint in the military, he and Lyn returned to Auburn where he went to work for the city of Auburn as a building inspector.  After several years he went out on his own opening up an office in Kent (Holt & Assoc) working in the area of commercial construction consulting.  He still had his office at the time of his death.  His interests included hunting (with yearly trips to Edmonton for geese and South Dakota for pheasants, and especially weekends to the "Miller Mansion" at the Pothole), fishing (with summer trips to Nushagak River In Alaska), and golfing.  Denny was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Marian, and sister, Elaine.  He is survived by his loving wife, Lyn, his daughter, Erika (Markku), son, Dolan (Missy), and the love of his life-grandchildren, Lukas, Mia, Karson, and Emma, and his sister, Jan.  Denny was such an honorable man and such a great story teller all who met him liked him.  He will live forever in our hearts and memories.  There will be a celebration of Denny's wonderful life at Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H Street, Auburn, WA on Friday, January 2, 2015, at 3 pm.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Auburn Rotary.  Come join the family with a story to tell.  "There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity".

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 30, 2014

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12/27/14 05:47 PM #1    

Susan Meade (Tibeau)

Here's to you Denny.

12/27/14 05:51 PM #2    

Susan Meade (Tibeau)

There will be a Celebration of life Memorial Service for Dennis Holt on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn at 3:00. His obituary will be in the Tacoma Tribune on Tuesday, Dec. 30.


12/27/14 06:42 PM #3    

Patty Sage

Will miss seeing you at the Airport with your Hunting Buddies and Dogs.  Bill and I were headed on Vacation You will be missed


12/31/14 08:27 AM #4    

Wendy Morgan

Dennis was a wonderful supporter of the reunions and served on almost all of our planning committees.  He brought humor, great stories and enthusiasm to each one.   He was also a great supporter of our scholarship drives.   He will be missed by all of us, but his memory will live on with us.   (Wendy Morgan)

12/31/14 10:04 AM #5    

Byrdena Hoover (Hammond)

My first recollection of Dennis was in the 9th grade when Mr Tavner had us sit alphbetically.  I don't recall ever having a class with him through high school, except getting together for basics in dance with our PE classes.  Leland Kludofsky must have always been getting in trouble:  Mr Tavner said to him "He would be outstanding" and then he would look out the window!

Dennis worked at a dental office with my husband Bruce who did custom dental offices, repair & service work, including x-rays for Burkhart Dental Supply for 24.5 years.  Dennis must have recognized Bruce, so the word got back to me.  

I was not aware of Dennis' cancer and was speechless when I got the news that he could not speak.  I sent a card, and debated about sending a 2nd one.  My heart goes out to Lyn and the rest of Dennis' family.

Byrdena Hoover Hammond

01/01/15 08:56 AM #6    

Wayne Parslow

I'm going to miss Denny's laugh and his wit.  He called me a few weeks ago during a plane change, enroute to his bird hunt....It was a good conversation and he sounded just as I would have wanted.  Typically of Denny, he was pounding it out - getting things done.  I hope his hunt went well.

RIP my friend.


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