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David Clayton & Sons

200 W Center ST, Duncanville, TX

OBITUARY

Ann Holt

March 23, 1929January 26, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Anna Planamento Holt, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at 90 years of age.

Ann was born on March 23, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA. She met the love of her life at age 15 and on July 14, 1946, she married Bill Holt and moved to Texas. They had 3 children; Tommy, Michael, and Deborah. Tragically, they lost Tommy at a very young age of 5.

Ann worked as an accounting clerk then manager for LTV for 39 years and was recognized as an Outstanding Performer in the Business Operations and retired at age 62 to take care of her husband and enjoy her grandchildren. She lost Bill at a young age of 69; 4 months before their 50th wedding anniversary. He asked her to marry him on her 16th birthday and passed on her 66th birthday.

She filled her days with volunteering for many Cedar Hill organizations including COPS (Citizen on Patrol) where she volunteered for 15 years, was heavily involved in the Elf & Friends program and in 2011, was awarded Volunteer of the Year. She was named “Princess of the Pantry” as she worked for the Cedar Hill Food Pantry for 23 years; she was the Treasurer at Senior Center and volunteered at the Labor & Delivery at Charlton Methodist hospital. During Party on the Hill, you might have seen or dodged her as she sold more tickets for the police raffle than anyone, she would help youngster’s fish at Joe Pool Lake, pass out water to bikers and throw candy during the parades. On June 13, 2017, she was honored and awarded, “Good Samaritan of Cedar Hill, by Mayor Rob Franke. Even when she moved into Crescent Point, she volunteered once a week for the Country Store.

Ann had a very competitive streak and loved playing games including Bridge, Bingo, 42 and Bunco. In fact, her last memory was playing Bunco.

Ann was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, her husband - Bill, her son - Tommy, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her caring son, Michael Holt (Kathy), her loving daughter, Deb Harrison (John) and her pride and joy, beautiful granddaughters, LeAnn, Cari, Kimber, Lauren (Matt) and Carolyn (Bradley).

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5 - 9 pm at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home 200 W. Center St. Duncanville, Texas 75116 at 10 o clock.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 30, 2020

Memories

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John Taulbee

January 29, 2020

I loved spending time with Aunt Ann as often as I could. I will never forget how I was traveling in the service and was able to stop over in Dallas on my way to Denver. Spent a couple days there and she told the BEST stories. She made me feel totally at home and I loved every minute of it. Will miss her. Love to all y’all.

Dr. Oceana Wright

January 29, 2020

To the family, I want to remind you that scripture tells us that "He will wipe every tear from your eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away". Ann was a shining example of how to live life at its best - that smile was always there no matter what. She lived, she served, she loved and she enjoyed life. I will miss her sense of humor but mostly I will miss the ability she had to lift my spirits by flashing that smile. Ann is indeed the "Princess of the Pantry" - her legacy lives on and she will forever be remembered as "the lady at the window". Her death is not the end but it is the beginning because Jesus took the sting out of death when he rose from the grave. Farewell, Ann - good and faithful servant, kind and generous friend - we will see you on the other side.

S Martin

January 28, 2020

I always enjoyed traveling when Ann was my room mate. We had many good times playing dominoes, and tasting wine.

She was great to be around, and she was loved by many. I will miss her bright smile and sunny disposition. She always told the best stories!

No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.

Frank Forlano

January 28, 2020

May aunt Ann and uncle Bill and Tommy sit back and enjoy their big ranch in the sky. Loved you all

Maggie Rios

January 28, 2020

It was such a privilege to have gotten to know and spend time with her. She was fun and full of wonderful stories.
Her loving, giving spirit made the world a better place.

Judy Warren

January 28, 2020

Such a fun lady. Ann will be missed by many. She loved playing Bunco & we will always think of Ann when we play.

Daniel Forlano

January 28, 2020

It was a big thing when the Texas sisters and family came East. I always remember how excited everyone got when the car pulled up. Even the hugs, kisses and handshakes where bigger from our Texas family. May she get a big Texas welcome in heaven and give big hugs and kisses to her family in heaven waiting for her.

Nancy Clopp

January 27, 2020

Aunt Aunt u will be truly missed Love and Miss you ❤️ and may u RIP Love ur Niece Nancy our Hearts are Broken 🙏 God has truly called another Angel in Heaven 🙏

Barbara Scott

January 27, 2020

Ann was a sweet lady and loved to travel with us at the
Senior Center and especially loved the casinos! She was so loved and will be missed by many. My condolences to her family. May God bless you all and give you peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY