Oct. 6, 1939 – Feb. 9, 2021
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, Susanne “Susanna” Holt passed away at the age of 81. Everyone who knew her recognized her moniker Susanna Sunshine. It is an understatement to say that she brought great light and warmth into every room she entered. She was always the life of the party, the perfect hostess, engaging, caring and so well loved.
Susanna was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, minutes after her twin brother Ian. She was the most devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She met her future husband, Tony Holt, at a university dance in Glasgow where she was attending teaching college. Educating young children was her life’s work and no one was better suited to the vocation.
On Sept. 30, 1961, Susanna married Tony. They spent many years overseas traveling for Tony’s work. After retiring, the couple settled in Charbonneau, Ore. Susanna and Tony were happily married for 59 years until Tony’s passing in April, 2020.
While living in Charbonneau, Susanna met and befriended many people. Her laughter, cheerfulness, loyalty and kindness will not be forgotten. She will not be forgotten.
Susanna is survived by her children, Sally and Caroline; and her grandchildren, Evan, Will, Christina, Chelse and Anthony. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Oregon Health Sciences University (Knight Cancer Early Detection).
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