OBITUARY

Verna Elwell Holt

August 11, 1928January 5, 2019
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Verna Mae Ayer Elwell Holt, age 90 of Lynchburg went to be with The Lord on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

She was born in Brattleboro, VT on August 11, 1928, daughter of the late Dalton and Pauline Ayer. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Grant and Frank Holt; brother, Paul Ayer and sister, Marilyn Burbank.

Verna was retired from Big Brothers Big Sisters and was a member of Tree of Life Ministries. In her early years she was very athletic and enjoyed swimming as well as being a life guard. She was a Boy Scouts and Girl Scout leader, and enjoyed playing the organ and piano. Later in life she volunteered with Shalom International Outreach and Truckers for Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Wrape and husband, Armin, as well as 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Tree of Life Ministries with Pastors Mike Dodson and Don Webb officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shalom International Outreach, www.shalomworldwide.org or Tree of Life Ministries, 2812 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

  • FAMILY

  • Dalton Ayer, Father
  • Pauline Harper Ayer, Mother
  • Julie Wrape, Daughter
  • Armin Wrape, Son-in-law
  • Grant Holt, Son
  • Frank Holt, Son
  • Paul Ayer, Brother
  • Marilyn Burbank, Sister
  • She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Verna Elwell Holt

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brother: Paul
sister: Marilyn
Verna

The Ayer Children

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Verna 5yrs

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sister Marilyn & Verna

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Grandmother & Grandfather Ayer
Verna (11 yrs)

Brattleboro, VT

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Verna (14yrs)
Sister Marilyn
Brother Paul

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Verna summer of 1943

Swimming instructor & life guard at
Camp Takodah

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Verna in band uniform w/ horn 15 yrs

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Verna (15-18yrs), brother Paul, sister Marilyn, biological father Dalton a WW I vet

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brother Paul and Verna 17yrs

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brother: Paul
sister: Marilyn
Verna

The Ayer Children

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Verna 5yrs

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sister Marilyn & Verna

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Grandmother & Grandfather Ayer
Verna (11 yrs)

Brattleboro, VT

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Verna (14yrs)
Sister Marilyn
Brother Paul

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Verna summer of 1943

Swimming instructor & life guard at
Camp Takodah

FROM THE FAMILY

Verna in band uniform w/ horn 15 yrs

FROM THE FAMILY

Verna (15-18yrs), brother Paul, sister Marilyn, biological father Dalton a WW I vet

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brother Paul and Verna 17yrs

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