Mary O. Holt

February 7, 1956 - October 3, 2020

02/07/1956 - 10/03/2020

Past Services

Thursday October 08, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Friday October 09, 2020
9:00 am
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions
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Mary O. Holt passed away suddenly on October 3, 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. Mary was born February 7, 1956 to Raymond Julius Ollenburger and Yoshiko Azuma Ollenburger. She was a graduate of Saint Leo University where she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Accounting.
Mary spent most of her childhood in Tomball, TX. She graduated from Tomball High School in 1974 and immediately enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp as a Musician (clarinet). She attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson and Advanced Individual Training at the School of Music (Little Creek Amphibious Base), where she graduated through the accelerated program. Mary married Michael Holt in 1976 while both were assigned to the Fifth Army Band at Fort Sam Houston. Together, they had three children (Jeremy, Justin, and Amy). During her early professional career, she served as an Auditor for the DCAA and later operated her own successful bookkeeping business. She ultimately closed her business in order to homeschool all three of her children. In her later years, she returned back to the workforce as a Certified Life Coach, operating her business All Things Possible Life Coaching Services, and most recently worked as a Program Operations Administrator for CACI.  Beyond her professional pursuits, she also maintained her love of the outdoors and was regularly engaged in a number of activities including camping, fishing, marksmanship, and boating.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind two sisters (Nancy and Ida), three children (Jeremy, Justin, and Amy), three grandchildren (Collin, Maverick, and Venice), two step-grandchildren (Piercen and Drake), and a number of loving friends with whom she shared the later years of her life.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach. Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be delayed until 02/06/21. Details will follow.  Please leave your email address along with your condolence so that the family may contact you in the future when the date for Mary Holt’s Celebration of Life draws near.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in memory of Mary.
A private graveside service will be held, with a public online viewing option, at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 9, 2020. A livestream of Mary’s graveside service can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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2 years ago

Happy at Thanksgiving

Nora Firestone
2 years ago

I just learned today about the passing of my dear friend following concerns about unanswered outreach to her. Mary, you truly are, and always will be, a shining light in my life, my spirit and my memory. I love you much, you “cutest bird,” and I cherish all that we’ve shared as trusted friends and business associates for many years. To all others who knew her and loved her as I did, I extend my heartfelt sympathy. Please let me know about her celebration of life when the details are set.

Amanda Meyers-Kuper
2 years ago

My heart reaches out to all of us that had the great pleasure of having Mary in our lives. I first met Mary 10 years ago as we began our business ventures. She became a fast friend in conjunction with us becoming clients of each other’s practices. Mary has been an instrumental part of my life on so many levels and a true gift to my husband as a coach (she attended our wedding nearly 8 years ago!) I pray I continue to make her proud as we learn to move on without her guidance. My sincere condolences to her family- she was an AMAZING woman and her legacy will live on <3 I hope to be a "tough old bird" like her one day!

Pat McAbee
2 years ago

Mary was my Life Coach first and then my dear friend. She had such a positive attitude and infectious laugh! She loved camping, traveling, and boating and we enjoyed our lunches out. I was so glad she came to Thanksgiving at my house last year; everyone loved her immediately. I will miss her greatly.

Ida,mike,alexis &heather
2 years ago

Mary you will be greatly missed.You was one that was always ready to help.You was always trying to enjoy life .Loved to have long conversations with people.And of course you was always “the cute one”.We are going miss you.

Trina Allen
2 years ago

Praying for the family and extending heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time.

Dr. Greg Warth
2 years ago

Our entire office was saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a truly wonderful person with a delightful personality. I know her life was not easy, but she made the best of it and never gave up her great sense of humor and her concern for others. We will miss her immensely and will pray for her and her family.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss…

Andy & Linda Parsons
2 years ago

My husband and I were neighbors and friends with Mary for more years than I can remember. We have been through many adventures of which the biggest was remodeling the house. Now that was a blast !!!!
Furniture shopping, painting, hanging curtains, putting the epoxy coating on the garage floor( I destroyed a good pair of socks that day). Through all the work we had plenty of joking and laughs. I still have a hard time believing she isn’t there. She will be truly missed.

Jennifer Gery
2 years ago

My heart aches to hear this news. Mary and I would talk endlessly on the phone laughing and joking like teenagers. She brought such a ray of sunshine to my life. I will be forever thankful for her friendship. I’m praying for the family.

Theresa Burgess
2 years ago

When you share 13 years of friendship with someone, the memories fill many books, but most of the ones I have of Mary include two things, laughter and tears…many of the tears came from laughing until we couldn’t breathe. Our Tuesday nights at IHOP (pre-covid) and some dinners at Gran Rodeo (?) I never remember the name – I would say, “Mexican” and she’d fill in the name, have been a staple over the past few years, with the occasional side trip to Olive Garden. Our sharing of regular stuff that turned crazy…like her trying to walk me through an excel spreadsheet project…made the mundane a high point in my week. It truly is all the little things that make memories big enough to fill a lifetime. Hers is very full. She made memories wherever she went. I am blessed to have been in her path. You are missed, my dear friend.