DB Health clerk dies at 59

Lilly Ball, Asst. A&E Editor

The Brahma family has recently lost a treasured member. Debbie Holt, who worked as Diamond Bar High’s district Health Clerk, passed away on Oct. 12th following a battle with cancer. She was 59 years old.

Holt served for 20 years in the Walnut Valley Unified School District as a health clerk and also as a member of the Physical Education team at the elementary school level. She has also previously worked at Evergreen Elementary school, South Pointe Middle school, and finally DBHS, where she remained for two years until her illness began.

Holt is survived by her husband and two grown children. The nurse was described as “a lovely woman who enjoyed people” by Theresa Guest, a fellow district health care employee who worked with her.

“She had an infectious laugh, and a quick wit that often made people smile. She was extremely dependable and always willing to help others. She believed in putting her students first, and will be missed by many. Our heart goes out to her and her family,” Guest said about Holt.

Holt was a member of the Diamond Bar community and touched the lives of many students. She watched many children begin their careers in kindergarten and graduate from DBHS years later.

Funeral services for Holt were held at Lomo Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton on Oct. 18th.