CLIFTON, Texas, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Stella Teresa Atlas Holt as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of farming.
Holt has worked as Owner/Operator of Holt Ranch for 37 years. She attributes her success to her faith and her husband's parents, John (Buster) and Ruby Lee Holt; whose descendants began Holt Ranch 143 years ago. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to keep the ranch in business throughout the years.
"We're a small family business," Holt said. "My husband Gary and I married in 1976. We put up a house at the ranch and raised our kids there. Gary started running the business in 1979, prior to my father-in-law's passing in 1985."
In 2014, Holt's husband passed unexpectedly just prior to their 38th wedding anniversary. The family tradition continued into the next generation when son Raymond stepped up with Holt to take over most of the ranch's operation. "From when he [Raymond] was born, he was on a tractor," Holt said.
In recognition of her hard work, Holt, a graduate of Hill Junior College, was recognized by the National Association of Professional Women as a member of the VIP Women of the Year Circle. She volunteers at the First Baptist Church in her hometown of Clifton, Texas, and maintains an affiliation with the Coon Creek Good Neighbors Club.
When not working or volunteering, Holt enjoys cooking, hunting, needlework and spending time with her family, including her daughter Kilee McCain, her son-in-law Kevin, their children Seth, Alexis, Hannah and Ryan, her son Raymond Killis Holt, her daughter-in-law Courtney and their children Brazos and Hadley. She dedicates this recognition in memory of her late husband, Gary Don Holt.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who