Margret Ann Holt
August 20, 1932 – March 8, 2018
Margret Ann Holt, age 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Friends, coworkers , former students and all those whose lives she touched are invited to attend the graveside service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 8701 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, at 2:00 on March 17th, 2018.
She is survived by her children: Bill Ridley, Debbie Ann Ridley Riley, John Holt and Mike Holt. Six grandchildren: Jamie Ridley Marlis, Paul Riley, Lisa Riley Braden, David Riley, Tiffany Holt and Jessica Holt. Seven great-grandchildren: Dina, Anna & Alex Marlis, Avery & Miles Braden, and Connor & Clara Riley. Margret was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Leo Holt, her son Jim Ridley and her only brother, Bob Rogers.
Margret was an elementary P.E. teacher and coached basketball, softball and baseball for over 40 years. After retirement, she continued working at Rollingwood Elementary school as a playground monitor and substitute teacher. From 2008 until 2018 she was the crossing guard, which brought her much joy to see the students every morning.
Margret was born on August 20th, 1932 in Marland, Oklahoma to Cloyd and Edna Rogers. Her father was a high school math & science teacher and coach. Her mother stayed home with Margret and Bob until they were in school and then she continued working on her degree, later becoming a school librarian. In 1935, they moved to Crescent, OK and lived on West Adams Street. When WW2 broke out, Cloyd enlisted in the US Navy (at age 41) and was selected to be a troop trainer in Worchester, Mass, so Margret spent 5th-7th grades in Massachusetts. After the war, the family returned to their home town of Enid, OK where she graduated from high school in 1950 and began college at Phillips University. She married Gene Ridley in 1952 and together they had 3 children: James Michael Ridley, Debra Ann Ridley Riley and William Lindley “Bill” Ridley. The family moved to Oklahoma City in 1962 after a divorce, so Margret could complete her degree at UCO in Edmond. While attending a church party with a friend, Margret met Leo Holt and they married in the spring of 1964. Their son, John Cloyd Holt, was born in March 1965. The family attended Putnam City Christian Church. Margret completed her degree in Elementary Physical Education and started teaching at Windsor Hills Elementary in 1966, worked there for over 20 years until she and Leo moved to San Antonio for 10 years. She also worked at Dennis Elem. and Rollingwood Elem. schools. Margret and Leo coached countless teams together and loved spending time with their children and grandchildren.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to a scholarship fund for her grandchildren at: http://margretholtscholarshipfund.mydagsite.com/
- Graveside Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
Margret Ann Holt
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Liz Gilbert Brouchoud
March 14, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss! And ours! Mrs. Holt was by far my favorite teacher of all times! She believed in me and pushed me to do/try things I never would have on my own. I still have my metals from when she took us to the Jr. Olympics, I don't even know where it was but have great memories! And every now and then that song comes on the radio that she would make us jump up and down to. That was the longest song! She will be greatly missed!