Genevieve Ann Holt, Homemaker

July 20, 2009|By Jacques Kelly

Genevieve Ann Holt, a homemaker and bridge player, died of lung disease Tuesday at the Lorien Mays Chapel nursing home. The Lutherville resident was 89.

Born Genevieve Ann Waghorn in Attica, Mich., she was a graduate of the Imlay City High School, where she was salutatorian. She then went to General Motors Tech secretarial school where she met her future husband, Henry O. Holt Jr., who was attending GM's engineering school.

They moved to Baltimore, where her husband was assigned to work at the Broening Highway Chevrolet assembly plant.

"She was the kindest of mothers and was always looking out for her kids, helping them out, giving advice or just listening to their problems as a sympathetic sounding board," said her son, Michael Holt of Greenbelt.

Mrs. Holt enjoyed playing bridge and attained the rank of life master. She also enjoyed travel.

Her son said his mother loved some of the great female humorists, such as Lucille Ball. "She probably watched every episode of I Love Lucy at least 10 times. She read Erma Bombeck's column religiously," he said.

A Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium.

In addition to her son, survivors include three other sons, Lawrence Holt of Alexandria, Va., Joseph Holt of Canton, Mich., and James Holt of Johnson City, Tenn.; two daughters, Susan Beckman of Baltimore and Margaret Brown of Woodbine; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband of nearly 66 years died in 2006.

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