Paul Obert Holte, 79, of Eagle Point, died at his home, Oct. 7, 2008.
Paul was born in Ada, Minnesota on October 18, 1928 to Obert and Elymra Holte. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After he was honorably discharged he married Margaret Ann Brown. The couple then moved to Southern California where he worked as a horse trainer and farrier. Horses were his life and he loved taking his horses to show. He wrote a book "Soft Landings" on how to train horses and gave a copy to his friends and family, although it was never published. Paul loved the outdoors and hunting with his boys. In the early 60’s, the couple and their nine children moved to Oregon. Margaret passed away in 1989.
One evening, while at a dance, Paul met Beverly Dias. They later
married in 1991. They made their home in Phoenix, Oregon before
retiring in 1998.
He is survived by his wife Beverly; his nine
children: Ann Holte, Steve Holte, Mary Payant, Theresa Holte, Chris
Holte, Paula Holte, John Holte, Catherine Holte and Monica Holte; two
step-sons, Randy Dias and wife Cherrie and Ron Dias and wife Janna;
sisters, Hope Carlson and Donna Olson; seventeen grandchildren and
Funeral services will be held at
11:00 Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in
Shady Cove with interment to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Eagle Point
National Cemetery. There will be a reception at the Eagle Point Grange
on Shasta Avenue following interment services.
Arrangements by Abbey Funeral.