Ula Marie Holt
1926 - 2021
Govier Bros. Mortuary & Crematory, Arnold FH & Mullen FH
542 South 9th Ave.
Broken Bow, NE
Ula Marie Holt, 94, of Broken Bow, Neb. passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Brookestone View in Broken Bow.

Ula was born to Herschell and Stella Mae (Hammons) Martin on April 19, 1926 at a farm home in Gibbon. They lived in Nebraska for approximately two years, moving to Torrington, Wyo. where they worked in the sugar beet fields.

Stella died May 8, 1934. Ula was brought back to Nebraska two weeks later to live with her mother's sister, Mary Ann (Annie) Pendleton and her husband, Ed.

Ula Marie was united in marriage to Virgil Holt on April 4, 1945 in Denver, Colo. They lived south of Arnold in Lincoln County in a sod house. They were parents to three sons, Raymond, Ronald Virgil and William. Farm life was not friendly to Virgil causing allergies.

They moved into Arnold in 1954. Throughout their lives they were involved in Cub Scouts and 4-H with their sons.
Ula developed a knack of decorating cakes. She baked and decorated countless wedding and birthday cakes throughout the years. Many a funny story were told of the mishaps occurring during the delivery of those cakes and setting them up.

Virgil went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 1972. Ula Held many jobs after Virgil's death. She was employed by the Connor family caring for their two children Marcia and Brad and the local bakery. She was also a cook at the Model Café. She was truly the best "Chicken Fryer" around.

She began working at BD in Broken Bow and was employed for 14 1/2 years, retiring in 1981. She held numerous small jobs around Broken Bow to occupy time after retiring.

Ula accepted the Lord and was a member of the Baptist Church in Arnold until moving to Broken Bow where she became a member of the E-Free Church. She was an active Sunday School teacher at both churches. She was proud of her relationship with God.

Throughout her life she enjoyed the company of many four-legged friends and was happy when they occupied her lap. Crocheting and knitting took up a lot of her time as she sat watching TV. Her daily devotions and Bible verses were the beginning of her day followed by a crossword puzzle. She remained active in these activities until the last few years of her life as her ability to stay focused wandered.

She resided at Off Broadway in Broken Bow and spent many hours in the gazebo watching and listening to birds. She moved to Brookstone View after a fall. She loved her time there and truly enjoyed giving the staff a hard time. She continued to love her birds and a feeder was always present outside her window. Her smile and laugh will be missed by many.

She enjoyed the visits from her family. She loved her grandchildren and had the opportunity to become a great-great-grandmother.

Ula is survived by her three sons, Raymond (Karen) Holt, Virgil (Jeri) Holt and Bill (Sheryl) Holt; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; Marcia (Connor) Hill and Brad Connor who were very dear to her; and many other family and friends.

Memorial services will be Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Tim Peterson officiating. The service will be livestreamed at www.govierbrothers.com Inurnment will be in the Arnold Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Brookestone View of Broken Bow. A register book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow whom are in charge of arrangements, or an online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com.
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Published by Custer County Chief from Apr. 5 to Apr. 11, 2021.
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Memorial service
Evangelical Free Church
, Broken Bow, NE
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We are so very sorry to hear of the death of your mother Bill, Sheryl and family. Sending you love and prayers
Karen Gascoigne
April 17, 2021
I loved seeing Ula because she was always cheerful and fun. She had such a radiant smile that made you feel so welcome. She brought such light and laughter into the world. Everyone will miss her! But am so thankful we have the opportunity to see her again in heaven!
Melody Jennings
April 9, 2021
Our sympathy to Ula's family. My Mother, Edna Hammans Randall, was born on the Hammans homestead in Custer County, and moved with her family to Buffalo County near Gibbon in the early 1900's. In the past, those times that my parents, my husband, Bill and I shared with Ula were always a joy, She had a cheerful personality, a strong faith, and shared her interests with others. She was an example of a life well-lived.
Janice and Bill Martin
April 8, 2021
So Sorry for your Loss. Thoughts and Prayers. Phillip Lucas
Phillip Lucas
April 8, 2021
Ray and Karen and family,
We send our sympathy in the loss of your mother. We will be praying for you.
Love, Dennis and Karen
Dennis and Karen Licking
April 7, 2021
To my dearest family member and friend, I will miss her laughter, closeness, and years of being together and sharing holidays all of the times we had together.
Jeanne Myer
April 7, 2021
My prayers are with Ula´s family, she was a very special lady. My Mom, Rhea Solomon and Ula were cousins. When we were attending sporting events in Broken Bow, I would take my Mom along so she could visit with Ula. I know my Mom sure enjoyed her visits with Ula very much.
Steve and Aleda Younkin
April 6, 2021
I always enjoyed working with Ula at BD, such a fun person to be around. Prayers for peace and comfort to Ula's family during this time.
Janet & Garry Morgan
April 6, 2021
Allen, Sally, Trenton, Tye
April 5, 2021
Ula was a special person, loved working with her, she always made me smile.
Dahl @Barb Jungren
April 5, 2021
Sending thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed getting to know Ula and she will be greatly missed!
Savanah Peterson
April 5, 2021
Deepest Sympathy.
Ula worked for us when we owned the Wagon Wheel. Our kids loved when she brought Peppe along !
Paul & Percilla Lattin
April 5, 2021
If only for a short time...my roommate will be missed...and the time we spent in your last hours will be cherished..."so glad my mom had time to meet Ula in Brookstone..she talked of her every time we visited"
Cecilia Winchester
April 3, 2021
Ula was my dearest friend. I lived with her for 15 years in her basement. But we did meals together & shared our evenings. She taught me to crochet potholders to afghans! I have such wonderful memories.
I won't be able to attend, as Gary passed away the day before. His memorial service is Saturday the 10th. My thoughts are with all of you!
Love always for Ula!
Coralene Kinzie
Coralene Kinzie
April 2, 2021
Bill & Sheryl, we didn't know your mom but I'm guessing since she helped raise Bill that she was a pretty special lady. Hugs and prayers for peace.
Our sincere sympathy.
Larry and Linda
Larry and Linda Mowrey
April 2, 2021
Prayers for Ula’s family. She was a beautiful person. We worked together at BD. Prayers that God will be close to each of you every day in the coming months.
Karen and Don Hendrickson
April 2, 2021
My sincerest condolences. Rest in peace Ula.
Carol Jones (Hatch)
April 2, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jack G Holt
April 2, 2021
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