HAMILTON — Ira Tilton Holt, age 88, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ira was born Nov. 6, 1930, to Henry and Carol Holt, in Covina, California.

Among many accomplishments, Ira attended Northrop Aero Institute, served in the Korean War and Vietnam, retired from the New Mexico Air National Guard and Sandia National Labs as an Aerodynamic Engineer. He was married to the love of his life, Charlene A. (Belt) Holt, for 67 years. Ira loved to hunt and fish, as well as serving for years on the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife. Two of those years, he served as President of the Montana Wildlife Federation.

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Ira is survived by his wife, Charlene; four children, Michael (Elaine), Shelley (John), Lucinda (Michael), Mathew (Diane); 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Donations in Ira’s name may be made to Marcus Daly Hospice, 1200 Westwood Dr., Hamilton, MT 59840. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.