Nancy Ann (Pennington) Holt

1943 - 2021


Nancy Pennington Holt passed away peacefully at her home on May 16th, 2021. Nan was the daughter of William and Margaret Pennington and was born February 3rd, 1943 in Marion, Ohio during the WWII years. Her father got to see her when she was 10 days old and not again till she was 3yo, when he came home from Europe. Nan was an outdoors girl - loved horses and animals of all kinds. She attended RPI and William and Mary College. She loved to draw and taught many adults and children to draw. That love of art grew into a business she created and called Dogart. Her beautiful artwork was shipped to Japan, England, Canada and in the United States. Kennel Clubs for Silky Terriers and Samoyed breeds especially loved her work.  She and her husband traveled all over the United States taking her hand painted trophies to Kennel Club shows.  She also painted beautiful portraits of children and adults.

          Nan served on the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce Board and worked as a Chief Election Official at Maysville precinct for many years. 

          Nan is survived by her loving husband, Philip S. Holt III, of a 56 year marriage; her siblings Jane Guthrie (Derwood), John Pennington (Kathy), and Martha Louis (Paul) and sister in law Betty Jensen (John); her two sons Christopher Holt (Milissa) and Howard Holt (Benetta Patel) and grandchildren Stephanie Kizer, Bryan Holt and Deven Holt; and great grandchildren Odin, Dagr and Atom and nieces and nephews and her beloved Silky Terrier, Sara.

          In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central VA Arts, 215A West 3rd Street, Farmville, VA 23901 or the Buckingham County Emergency Service ,C/O Buckingham County Treasurer; P O Box 252, Buckingham, VA 23921.   A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Martha Jones Tompkins

May 23, 2021 5:06 PM

Dear Sid, 
I was so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.  I know words cannot express our losses, but please know you are in my thoughts for your loss.

Be safe
Take care

Kulvinder Bajwa

May 22, 2021 9:35 PM

Our heartfelt condolences from the Bajwa Family

With love and light, Janet and Don Scott and the Glidewell Crew

May 21, 2021 4:21 PM

Nancy was an amazing cousin and person. I remember so many fun times at the farm when I was younger. Thanksgivings with our Families. Such and wonderful life. So blessed.

Till we meet again!
With love and light, Janet and Don Scott and the Glidewell Crew

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Barbara Molands

May 20, 2021 1:14 PM

Dear Phil,
     Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Nan.  She was admired and adored by all who knew her.  Her passing will leave a hole in the lives of many.   I feel so privileged to have my very own "Nan Holt Gallery" here in my home as well in the homes of my children and friends.  She was my beloved friend for almost 40 years and I will never stop loving her or missing her.    If there is anything at all you or the boys need, please don't hesitate to call on us.
Love from
Barbara & Gene Molands

Sue Miles

May 20, 2021 7:02 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. Our community lost a shining star.

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