Agnes Mary Holt
November 7, 1930 – October 8, 2012
Agnes, affectionately known as “Babe” by her family, was born November 7, 1930 in Hardin County, Iowa, to the late James Archie and Flossie Holt. She entered into eternal rest on October 8, 2012. Agnes completed her elementary and secondary education in Iowa. She went on to receive a Masters in Elementary Education from the State University of New York - State Teachers College in Oneonta, NY; and a Masters of Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL. By providence the Lord led Agnes to California in August of 1965. She eventually became a librarian for the Los Angeles Baptist College in Santa Clarita, CA; now known as Master’s College. Agnes was a member of New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church and a very faithful servant of the Lord. She was a great humanitarian and touched many lives through her generosity and loving kindness. She was cherished by many and will be greatly missed.
- Visitation Wednesday, October 17, 2012
- Funeral Service Thursday, October 18, 2012
Agnes Mary Holt
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November 5, 2013
I had lost contact with Agnes Holt, and was saddened to hear of her passing. My only comfort in the loss of such a special person in my life, is to know that she was a "True Servant" of God. She is in a better place, and in the Father's hands of care now. She became a second mother for me, while I attented LABC, The Master's College. I know that God brought her into my life, and we will greet each other again in Heaven. God bless her family, and preserve her memory. Virgil Harraway ( Her prayer son in Phoenix, AZ)
October 18, 2012
I want to add my note of appreciation for Agnes, a dear sister in Christ and a co-laborer at LABC/TMC in Robert L. Powell Library. She was the first truly professional librarian employed by the college, and shaped policy and the collection in ways that provided a foundation for all who followed her.
Agnes also was the first to develop a learning assistance center for students needing or wanting tutorial help. What a positive influence she had in the lives of all who benefited from her selfless service!
Through the grace of our Lord and Savior, we shall meet again.
John Hotchkiss, Class of 1967, Prof. of English 1969-2013
October 18, 2012
Agnes was a faithful servant of Christ who influenced and encouraged many future Christian leaders, especially African Americans like Dolphus & Rosie Weary, Jimmy & Carolyn Walker and others who followed after them at Los Angeles Baptist College. Through her work as a Christian college librarian, she provided excellent guidance and resources for academic and spiritual growth to both students and faculty members alike. She was fervent in her love for Christ, faithful in her discipleship of students and firm in her standards for excellence in library services.
David R. Nicholas, President
Shasta Bible College & Graduate School
October 15, 2012
In 1968 when I arrived at Los Angeles Baptist College, Miss Agnes Holt was already there, providing excellent library services. She often helped me get books and journals from larger libraries. In faculty meetings, her opinions were based on sound judgment and common sense.
Agnes loved God and made that love known by helping all students. Of especial concern for her were students of African-American ancestry. By sacrificial help, she enabled them to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the college. To many of them, she was a spiritual and academic mother.
In later years, Agnes herself had excellent care from her dear friend. When God ultimately saves all people through the infinite work of Jesus the Christ (John 1:27, Romans 5:18-19), we will all be together with Christ when God becomes ALL IN ALL--I Corinthians 15:28). May the truly GOOD GOD bless all who attend the service and all who read this note.
George F. Howe, Professor of Biology (Ret.)
October 13, 2012
The sorrow of the faithful
is not that of permanent loss,
but the tender sense of sadness
that comes in saying good-bye for now
to someone we love.
May today's sorrow give way
to the peace and
comfort of God's love.
See you again in heaven Aunt Babe
October 12, 2012
We at BBC&S and the BBC Foundation we saddened to hear that Agnes passed away. She was a faithful supporter of the college and we apprecaited her faithfulness over the years. We are happy that she is now home with her Savior and has left these earthly trials and pains. We would also like to acknowledge her dear friend Shirley Anderson for her love and service that she has giving to Agnes over the years. Agnes will be dearly missed.