Margie Hurst Holt

Tuesday , February 13, 2018 - 10:00 PM

February 24, 1925 ~ February 11, 2018

Margie Hurst Holt passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, after a having lived a remarkable life, just short of 93 years. She was born the eldest child of Philip and Mabel Wright Hurst, in Blanding, Utah, on February 24, 1925.

Margie graduated from San Juan High School in 1943. She graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature in 1947. For a year she taught third grade at Blanding Elementary. The University of Utah was where she earned a Master's Degree in Speech and Hearing Pathology in 1950.

For several years Margie worked as a speech therapist, first with the Easter Seals Society in North Dakota. She later became the Executive Director of the Wyoming Easter Seals Society. While living in Wyoming, she met Robert J. Holt, a widower, and his two children, Lee and Kathi. She and Bob were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 1, 1960. She left her career to become a wife and mother. The Holt's moved to Davis County, Utah, where two children, John and Terri, were welcomed into the family.

Following Bob's death in 1978, Margie again entered the workforce. She re-certified as a speech-language pathologist and worked for the Box Elder School District. When she retired in 1996, she was recruited by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry to start schools in Ogden and Salt Lake City for children with speech and learning disorders.

Margie was passionate about music, particularly the violin. Margie loved to write stories, poems, biographies, and resource materials for speech pathologists. Late in life, she self-published three novels.

She was a humble, truly converted, testimony-bearing, gospel-living, service-giving, truth-telling, temple-attending member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she held numerous church callings, including Relief Society President and Gospel Doctrine Teacher. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was indeed central to Margie's life and choices.

Margie is survived by her children: Lee (Barbara) Holt, Kathi (Dennis) Ricks, John (Gina) Holt, and Terri Nista; 11 grand- children and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two siblings, Howard Hurst and Mabel June Palmer. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four of her siblings: Lois, Terry, Scott and Leonard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Gailey Park Chapel, 331 South 50 West, Kaysville, UT. Friends and family may visit Friday, between 6 and 8 p.m., at Russon Mortuary, 1941 N. Main, Farmington, or Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the church. Interment will be at the Syracuse City Cemetery.

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