John Charles Holth passed away Thursday evening surrounded by family, he was 81. John was born in Chicago in 1926 to Carter Henry Holth and Helen-Marr Yingling, he had two brothers and one sister. He joined the Navy at 17 and spent his tour of duty on the U.S.S. Arenac as an underwater demolitionist.
John married Bette Barr in 1946 and they had two children, Debbie and Lee. In 1960 they settled in Escondido, California where John ran a machine shop and was the chief mechanic for the San Diego County Water Authority.
In 1990, John and Bette moved to Gardnerville, Nevada to be near Debbie, her husband Marc, and their daughters Jessica and Erin. John and Bette moved to Wellington, Nevada in 2001. Bette passed away in 2002 and Debbie passed away in 2004. John stayed very active in the community as a dedicated member of the Elks, Masons, Shriners, and American Legion. John is survived by his sister Georgette, his son and daughter-in-law Lee and Colleen, his grandchildren Kellen, Jessica, and Erin, and his loving companion of the last few years, Norma Summey.
John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His kind smile and big heart will be greatly missed.
Viewing will be held Tuesday from 5-8 pm at Fitzhenry's Carson valley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10am at the Carson Valley Methodist Church. Burial with Military Honors will be at 1:00 pm at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City. In place of flowers, please make a donation to a Shriner Hospital for Children by calling (800) 241-GIFT