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Stuart Holt

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Stuart Holt Obituary
Stuart Edward Holt passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mead, CO on June 2, 2014. Stuart was a retired U.S. Army Major, and Sheriff's deputy with Boulder County. Stuart joined the United States Army in 1982 after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Business Administration degree. In May 1995 Stuart began his career as a jail deputy with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. He attended POST certification training and became a patrol deputy in January 1998. For many years Deputy Holt worked in the mountain communities of Boulder County. During his law enforcement career Stuart received numerous compliments from citizens, staff and other law enforcement agencies. He was a man of few words preferring to let his actions communicate his character. Stuart was always quick to help, and to do what was right. In 1997, 2010, and 2013 Stuart was honored with the Life Saving Medal for intervening in a life-threatening situation. He also received a Sheriff's Commendation in 2007 as well as a Letter of Commendation from the CU Police Department for his quick action in an armed assault that occurred on the CU Boulder Campus. Deputy Holt's timely intervention and engagement prevented other attacks and more tragic events. In 2011, he also received the Meritorious Service Award. He was a deputy that carried out his duty to the best of his ability in a compassionate and respectful manner. Overall, Stuart dedicated 18 years to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Stuart enjoyed the Colorado lifestyle, golfing, skiing and racquetball. He was a member of Faith Community Lutheran Church. He was a loving father and husband, a true friend, and a dedicated public servant who will be dearly missed. Survivors include his mother Patricia Holt of Sonora CA, his wife Shirley Holt of Mead, CO and his daughter Samantha Holt of Los Angeles CA. He is further survived by his brother Steven (Julie) Holt of Sonora CA and his sister Holly (Paul) Charpentier of Kingsburg CA. His father preceded him in death in 2013. Cremation has been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services. A celebration of Stuart's life will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday June 10, 2014 at Faith Community Lutheran Church in Longmont, CO. Services will conclude at the Church. The Holt family respectfully request memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the Wounded Warrior Project c/o Howe Mortuary of Longmont 439 Coffman St. Longmont, CO 80501. Visit www.howemortuary.com to share your condolences with the family.

Published in The Boulder Daily Camera on June 8, 2014
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