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Anice Talbot Holt


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Anice Talbot Holt Obituary
Holt, Anice Talbot
Anice Talbot Holt, mother and friend to all who knew her, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in her sleep, of causes incident to cancer. Born on the 4th of July, 1948, Anice was the fourth of five children born to Ella Neal and Norman Talbot. Her early childhood was spent in Snowville, Utah. Her family moved to St. George, UT while she was in second grade. She learned to work alongside her mom and sisters in a motel her family ran on St. George Blvd while her dad and brother operated a local service station. She loved to wear her roller skates while emptying trash cans or bringing needed supplies to the guests. Her father was worried about the family growing up in the "big city" of St. George, so he made sure they had a cow and at least one horse. Anice loved horses and was an accomplished rider. Saturdays were spent riding her horse at the posse grounds and at Snow Canyon, Utah. She was competitive in barrel racing and prided herself in winning, although she never wanted to be the center of attention. In grade school she saw a red haired boy with a "very distinctive look". That boy would later become her husband when she married Joseph Ward Holt on Nov. 18, 1967, in the St. George L.D.S. Temple. Anice and Joe moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1969 when they acted on an opportunity to buy a business. They discussed the desire to have a family of 4 children. They accomplished their goal three times over, completing their family with ten sons and two daughters. Her skills as a homemaker, seamstress, short order cook, taxi driver, and confidant were utilized regularly by her children and many of their friends who affectionately referred to her as Mama Holt. Everyone knew that they would be treated to an excellent home cooked meal by simply stopping by. She loved to try new recipes and see the joy on others' faces when they tasted something they liked. Anice was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in all auxiliaries. She particularly enjoyed serving in the Relief Society as a Visiting Teacher. She also served as a Stake Relief Society President. She loved to share faith promoting insights and many people now follow her practice of posting favorite quotes and sayings at eye level by her front door. In addition to her church service and family duties, Anice always made time for others. She loved to sew, quilt and embroider and was well known for her hand made gifts, especially baby blankets and burp cloths. She was very determined to finish what she started, a trait she attributes to her father. She described herself as having stick-to-it-iveness. She was a hard worker and always gave 100% effort to any cause or project. She gave the same effort to making and maintaining friendships. She valued her friends and would celebrate their accomplishments and mourn their disappointments. Anice Talbot Holt was preceded in death by her father, Norman S. Talbot, a son, Lee T. Holt, and three grandsons, Travis Holt, Hayden Holt and Ethan Holt. She is survived by her husband Joseph W. Holt, mother, Ella J. Talbot-Palmer, siblings Kert (Ruth) Talbot, Sandra (Robert) Stucki, Margo (Clayon) Bundy, Kim (Loralee) Talbot and children Trevor (Angi) Holt, Alan (Lianne) Holt, Kyle (Cari) Holt, Justin (Lydia) Holt, Mrs. Lee (Melissa) Holt, Bradley (LaVona) Holt, Hilary Myrick, Ward (Randi) Holt, Kevin (Vanessa) Holt, Neal (Sydney) Holt, Megan (Chris) Miller, and Mitchell Holt. She is survived by 33 grandchildren whom she adored, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a viewing Friday, February 5, 2016, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Goodyear Ward Chapel, 13277 W. Thomas Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the same building with a viewing held one hour prior. Interment will take place on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Noon in the Holt Family Cemetery, Enterprise, UT. www.almoore-grimshaw.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 5, 2016
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