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Dakota James Holt

Dakota James Holt

Teeny-weeny, hairy, brown-eyed, auburn-haired Dakota James Holt was welcomed into the arms of his entire immediate and extended family on May 8, 2004, in Steamboat Springs. Gabriel and Kacy Hazen Holt, with their children Alexis and Gabriel, rejoiced and gave thanks for their precious 7-pound, 4-ounce, 21-inch-long baby boy.

On June 5, 2004, in the wee hours of the morning, the heavenly father called little Dakota back from his home in Baggs, Wyo., to heaven.

Those family members left behind to appreciate the peaceful, calming and sacred influence baby “Koda” had in their lives are: paternal grandmother Debra and husband James Liljedahl; paternal grandfather James Holt; paternal great-grandmother Maggie Holland; paternal great-grandfather James T. Holt; maternal grandparents Rene’e and John Hazen; maternal great grandmother Betty and husband Bill Herman; maternal aunt Jody and John Holland, and cousin Jessica; maternal aunt Amy and Lance Larsen and cousins Tayler, Kelsey, Lindsey, Zackery and Bailey.

A celebration of Koda’s 29 days on earth will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Holt residence at 250 South St., Baggs, Wyo. (travel Highway 789 to Baggs, turn west on South Street at the Conoco station). A potluck picnic will follow the memorial celebration. Feel free (but not obligated) to bring a salad or dessert.

The Holt family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to all the family and friends who have shared love and concern at this time. The flowers, food, concerned words, prayers and sweet support have been so appreciated. Truly, life is a team effort.

The family thanks God for his perfect plan, and for the perfect little boy who made it even more sacred.

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