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Loretta Holdt-Guevara

Graveside services for Loretta Holdt-Guevara, 65, Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Guevara passed away on December 12, 2020, at her home, surrounded by loved ones.

She was born February 5, 1955 in Caldwell, Idaho, to Ulis Holdt and Pauline Collins Holdt.   Even though her life was cut short by Pulmonary Hypertension, a devastating illness, Loretta lived a life filled with love, adventure, and sweet memories. Not only had she lived in and visited places from coast to coast, but she also spent several years in Europe, having lived in Germany and visited several other countries while there. Loretta loved flowers, the Oregon coast and a good political argument with her eldest brother. She will be missed by so many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Gilbert Guevara, one infant brother, Paul Dean Holdt, paternal grandparents: George and Sarrah Holdt, maternal grandparents, James and Nora Collins, one sister-in-law, Alice Holdt, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws whom she loved dearly.

She is survived by her brothers, Bill Holdt, Vancouver, Washington and Leroy Holdt, Springfield, Missouri; her “sister from another mister”, Annette Hutton, née Guevara, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Loretta is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she considered to be her surrogate children, as she had no human children of her own; and her fur-baby, Lucy, who was a faithful companion.

Loretta chose to be cremated and will be laid to rest with her husband as well as on the Oregon coast.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.