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Date published: 1/10/2014

Dona J. Holt

Dona Jo Holt, 81, of Fredericksburg died peacefully Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

She was born on June 19, 1932, in Gurdon, Ark. She graduated from Little Rock High School in 1950.

She was a resident of Fredericksburg for 33 years. After her husband retired from the Marine Corps, they opened The Flower Shop, at 415 Williams St., in 1981. She also served as president of the Mid Atlantic Florist Association. Dona was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, serving on several committees. She also served on the committee for the Fredericksburg Christmas Candlelight Tour.

She is survived by her daughter, Jan Allen (Ernie) of Milwaukee; son Joseph Holt (Karen) of Stafford County; four grandchildren, Katie Krist (Jeremy), Bailey Davis (Kevin), Michael Allen and Kelsey Jo Holt; great-grandson Landon Krist; and brother James Grise (Jeanne) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Marine Col. Ralph Pascal Holt. They were married in 1951.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.