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Obituary: Dorothy Porter Holt

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Dorothy Porter Holt 1912 ~ 2006 Dorothy (Martha Electa) Porter Holt was born February 5, 1912 in Salt Lake City to Joseph Smith Porter and Elizabeth Lambert Porter. She passed away at home on August 9, 2006. Dorothy married Albert Palmer (Butch) Holt on June 29, 1932 in the Salt Lake Temple. Dorothy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life and worked in all of the auxiliaries of the Church. She served in the Young Women's General Presidency as a counselor to Florence S. Jacobsen from 1961 to 1972. She was also President of the Relief Society at the LDS Hospital Branch for six years from 1984 to 1990. Dorothy and her husband served in a special assignment for the Church Public Communications Department for five years, hosting visitors from all over the world. They served a mission together at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitor's Center from 1979 to 1980. Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Her heart and home were always open to family, friends and many others. Her home was a gathering place, and she welcomed anyone needing a place to stay. She taught the importance of a loving family by gathering the family together for frequent dinners and memorable family reunions. She was an optimistic and cheerful person, always looking on the bright side of life. Her strong faith in God and her loving example were an inspiration to all who knew her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband in 1992. She is survived by her five children, John Robert (Sally) Holt, Newport Beach, California; Thomas Albert (Bonnie) Holt, St. Paul, Minnesota; Susan (Walter) Selden, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Janet (Dee) Reynolds and Nancy (Gregory) Monson, Salt Lake City; 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12th, 4 p.m. at Emigration 4th Ward, 589 18th Avenue, where friends and family may call on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. prior to the services. Interment Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the LDS mission fund. For on-line condolences go to www.larkinmortuary.com.