Funeral services for Stephen David Holt, 33, of Orem, Utah will be held Saturday, June 1, 1996 at 11 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Park Stake Second Ward Chapel, 1150 West 400 South, Orem. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 600 East 800 North, Orem, and Saturday morning at the ward chapel from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.
He was born 1963, Spanish Fork, Utah, a son of George and Judith Markham Holt. He was a graduate of Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1981. Worked for WAFB, Baton Rouge in 1982. Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1982 to 1984. He attended Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah starting in 1981, majoring in Computer Science.While at BYU, he worked as a Technical Director for KBYU-TV in Provo, Utah, until 1987. Also while at BYU, Stephen did freelance work as a Technical Director for a variety of television organizations, including CBS, ESPN, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Video West. During this time he served as technical director for broadcasts of many sporting events, including broadcasts of the Utah Jazz, BYU devotionals, and BYU firesides.
In 1988, he started working at Bonneville Communications as a Director, directing broadcasts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' semi-annual world-wide general conference, which he directed until his death. He also directed the weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1988 until the present.
He was working most recently for the Audiovisual Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he continued directing broadcasts of General Conference and Music and the Spoken Word, as well as many Church videos and broadcasts, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir events.
In October, 1994, Stephen underwent a combined kidney and pancreas transplant which greatly improved the quality of his life, enabling him to stop daily insulin injections and lead a much more normal life. Following this, he was active in the Rocky Mountain Transplant Group. Stephen was actively involved in serving the Young Men of his Ward (congregation) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Stephen is survived by a grandmother, Mrs. Ida Mar Markham of Spanish Fork, Utah; his parents, George and Judith Holt of Little Rock, Arkansas; three brothers, John and his wife, Deborah, of College Station, Texas; Daniel and Ben; one sister and her husband, Michelle and Kent Larsen of New York, New York; and his sister's children, Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Larsen, also of New York, New York.
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