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Bonny Larue Holt


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Bonny Larue Holt Obituary
BONNY LARUE HOLT Age 85, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Hemet. Born on September 26, 1929 in Big Springs, Texas to Estel and Ora Holt. The family moved to California residing in Yucaipa. Bonny attended school in Redlands. He then served in the Army becoming a Sergeant First Class during the Korean War. He was a patriotic man, strong, brave and loyal to his country. Bonny lived the cowboy life starting at a very young age, first working on ranches, eventually owning his own. He loved his rodeo life, riding for pleasure, sport and for business. He participated in steer wrestling and bull riding, winning many competitions including the 1971 IFR Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma for team roping. Later in his life he trained and raced Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. He worked within the Plumbing Industry for 50 years becoming the owner of Hemet Valley Pipe and Plumbing Supply here in the valley for 37 years. He retired in 2002 and remained co-owner of the business with his son David. He is survived by his wife Joan and his children, David (Theresa) Holt, Joyce Nicola and Cheryl (Larry) Kidd; step children, Delbert, Craig (Katy) and Donai Deardorff; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; his siblings, Nelda (Sis), Lavon, Donna and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jake and Burlin. He was a smart, hardworking, caring man with strong values. He had a good sense of humor and he loved to laugh. He was competitive in nature and a spectator of sports, a cowboy poet and a teller of jokes. He played the spoons and harmonica, loved old country music, dancing with a girl in his arms and boy could he sing. He loved his family and his many friends. Lifelong friendships meant a lot to him. Memorial services will be held outside his home in the arena, 24155 Maze Stone Court in Hemet, California on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Viewing 11am-1pm. Memorial services begin at 1pm. Laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery in a private ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate in Bonnys memory to the California Junior Rodeo Association c/o Mr. Kris Burdett 13190 McKinley Ave. Chino, CA. 91710.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2015
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