Theta Holt was a morning person, she was born at 4:00 in morning on October 30, 1926, and she went to meet her Lord on the morning of Saturday March 17, 2018 at her home in Silverton, Texas. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.at First Baptist Church in Silverton with Pastor GJ Walton officiating. Interment will follow at the Silverton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 19, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Moore-Rose Visitation Center in Silverton. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home.
Theta Inez Stephens was born on October 30, 1926 in Mayfield Community in Swisher County to W.A. and Margret Vaughn Stephens. She grew up the only girl, with 7 brothers. She met the love of her life, Rex Gilbert Holt, in 1943 while in high school. They were married August 5, 1944 in her parent’s home in Silverton. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary this past August. Their life revolved around the family farm, but when weather permitted they enjoyed going camping and attending family reunions. They drove thousands of miles to watch all of their grandkid’s many activities. Theta loved her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids more than anything. She taught all 10 of her grandchildren to drive, while the others took turns riding in the trunk. She was always on the go, and very involved in her community. She delivered Tri-County meals for several years. She was a member of DAR, Women’s Missionary Union, and First Baptist Church. She worked for the Boll Weevil eradication program mapping, and loved driving around many counties doing that. She was a proud farmer’s wife, and took raising her chicken flock very seriously. She always had a smile and a joke to tell. And her back door was always open to visitors. A major accomplishment in Theta’s life was earning her GED as a grandmother at the age of 49.
Theta was preceded in death by her two sons, William and David; her parents; 6 brothers, Cecil, Elbert, Homer, Clarence, Lyndon, and Loyd.
She is survived by her husband of the home, one daughter Karen Turner and her husband Doug of Lubbock; one son Kent Holt and his wife Donna of Silverton; and one daughter-in-law, Debbie Holt of Amarillo. 8 grandsons, 6 granddaughter-in-laws, 2 granddaughters, and 13 great grandchildren, and one brother, Doyle Stephens of Palestine.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to your favorite charity.