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Berta Marian Holt (February 5, 1904 - July 24, 2000) was the founder of the Holt International Children's Services. She created the organization around 1956.

Holt was known as Grandma Holt. She was active in the agency until her very dying day.

Bertha Holt was also a nurse.

Holt was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She died after having a stroke at age 96 in Creswell, Oregon.


  • National Mother of the Year award in 1966
  • Korea National Merit Award in 1995 (as the only non-Korean to ever receive the award)
  • World Record for the 400 meter race in the over 90 age group at the Hayward Classic in 1996
  • 2002, induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame
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