Loretta Holdt-Guevara was born February 5, 1955 in Caldwell, Idaho. She was
surrounded by loved ones when she passed away on December 12, 2020 at her
home in Springfield, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gilbert Guevara; father and mother: Ulis and Pauline Holdt; infant brother, Paul Dean Holdt; paternal
grandparents: George and Sarrah Holdt; maternal grandparents: James and
Nora Collins; sister-in-law, Alice Holdt; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins,
and in-laws whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by her brothers: Bill Holdt of Vancouver, Washington and Leroy
Holdt of Springfield, Missouri; and her "sister from another mister," Annette Hutton, née Guevara of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Loretta is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she considered to be her surrogate children, as she had no human children of her own and her fur-baby, Lucy, who was a faithful
Even though her life was cut short by Pulmonary Hypertension, a devastating
illness, Loretta lived a life filled with love, adventure, and sweet memories. Not
only had she lived in and visited places from coast to coast, but she also spent
several years in Europe, having lived in Germany and visited several other
countries while there. Loretta loved flowers, the Oregon coast, and a good
political argument with her eldest brother. She will be missed by so many.
Loretta chose to be cremated and will be laid to rest with her husband as well as
on the Oregon coast. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Howell
Memorial Cemetery in West Plains, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the
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