If you knew David Holt - he has passed away - see below. He was on New York Org staff, LA Org staff, and had a maintenance company here in LA. He was a sweet person - good people as we used to say. Good by David - I'll miss you. Mimsey
If you knew David Holt, this is going to come as
a completely unexpected surprise, but he left his
body yesterday in the most peaceful, A to B manner
I have ever seen or heard of.
He had been having mysterious back and rib pains
for months, which were in no way responding to chiro-
practic and other usual handlings. On Oct. 8, he was
diagnosed with the final stage of multiple myeloma, a
form of cancer of the bone marrow. The first step was
to relieve his pain, which was done under the auspices
of a Palliative Care Team from Kaiser Hospital, of which
we are members. They are a fabulous group, similar to
a hospice team, but meant for people who are still under-
going treatment for the cancer. However, this disease
was just galloping along, and he never actually started
“treatment”, except for the pain. He got all the facts,
took a look at how the body was doing, and decided to
move on to where he could return to being productive.
He waited till both our sons could get here, and had a
final meeting with the new owners of his business, asked
for help removing the oxygen tube, and then he was gone.
It was most amazing to behold, let me tell you.
Throughout all this, he had the most amazing help from
a SLEW of people – everything from assists to putting
mail in mailboxes, driving me to do grocery shopping,
picking up people at the airport, handling estimates for
the business jobs – SO many little, needed things. And
his sister, who is a hospice nurse herself, was an absolute
godsend to us both. People all over the world have had
David in their thoughts and prayers – a Christian congre-
gation in upstate New York, another in Leon and Managua
Nicaragua, friends of our sons in Spain – it’s been mind-
Please tell anyone you know, who knew David, about the
service this coming Sunday, Nov. 3, at 11 am in the LA Org
Donations to the Valley Org Building Fund or to
the Heifer International Foundation, would be cool.