Sept. 9, 1942 - August 21, 2012
Pamela Ann (Rutkoskie) Holt, 69, died at her home surrounded by family on August 21, in Terrebonne, OR, after a 20-year battle with Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Pam was born in Benton Harbor MI, on September 9, 1942, to Doris and Robert Rutkoskie.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Holt; son, David Holt of VA; daughter Lisa Blazek (husband, Roger) and grandsons, Connor and Cole Blazek of NJ; and brother, Richard Rutkoskie (wife, Carol) of Albion MI.
Pam graduated from St. John High School, Benton Harbor MI in 1960. She met John Holt in California and they married in 1965 at St. Basil in South Haven, MI. They resided in Boise, Moscow and St. Anthony, ID; Jackson hole, WY, Oroville and Tuolumne, CA, Sterling, VA, and Tualatin, OR before retiring in Terrebonne, OR at Crooked River Ranch.
Pam's career was as varied as the places she lived from big business to local schools, from purchasing agent to campus security. Pam enjoyed entertaining, cards, bunko, gardening, sewing, quilting, volunteering and contributing crafts to local causes, teaching catechism, and participating in church and CRR committees
Pam was not defined by where she lived, where she worked, or even the organizations she belonged to, but rather who she was and how she lived her life - with honesty, spirituality, integrity, strength, diligence, work ethic, kindness and boundless love.
Pam has left an indelible impact on everyone who knew her. She most loved visiting with her grandchildren who adored her. We lost a wife, mother, sister, friend, cousin - but heaven gained a beautiful angel.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to: NTM Info & Research, In Memory of Pam Holt, 1550 Madruga Avenue, Suite 230, Coral Gables, FL 33146 or online www.ntminfo.org