Lawrence “Larry” Holt

(Right) Lawrence “Larry” Holt
Lawrence “Larry” Holt




Lawrence Palmer Holt, known to his friends as “Larry,” was born July 4, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ernest Lawrence and Martha (Peggy) Palmer Holt.

He passed away July 12, 2017 at his home in Mt. Pleasant due to complications from a blood clot in his lungs. Larry was predeceased by his son Jason, his grandson Cody, and his brother Layne.

He is survived by his wife Helene, his children Jonathan (Kristi) Holt, Elizabeth Holt, Megan (Chris) Wright, (Susan Holt-Harris), and Jennifer Kiggins.  He is also survived by grandchildren: Christopher, Jake, Dylan, Lindsay, Abby, Madison, Michael, Chance Jr., Danny, Joey, Ryder, Stefani, Palmer, Nicolas, and Justis; two great-grandsons, Braxton and Jaxx; siblings: Loralee, Regan, RaeLynne; cousin David (Barbara) Holt, and by many nieces and nephews.

Larry joined the faculty at Utah Technical College (now UVU) in 1980 where he taught for 30 years and worked to build a program which gained national standing. During this time he received the Wilson W. Sorenson Award for his outstanding accomplishments in the advancement of the philosophy and practice of cooperative education. He received numerous other awards from the school, from the state, and outside organizations.  He also was elected and served as Faculty Senate President.

To read more about Larry’s accomplishments his full obituary may be accessed by going to www.rasmussenmortuary.com.

Larry’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 in the Mount Pleasant Stake Center located at 300 South State Street, Mount Pleasant. Viewing will be from 9-10:30 a.m. that morning.   Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.