Kee-HoltKee Newman Holt, 58, died Jan. 19 after a long battle with cancer.

Holt had worked at Resource Center since 2005, first as coordinator of programming for LGBT seniors and more recently as center services manager. Before coming on staff, he volunteered at the center for many years.

He was from LaMesa, Texas and attended Angelo State University. For about 10 years he worked as an administrator at the state school in Denton.

Holt was an avid traveler and enjoyed traveling with his close friend, Doug Wright. Puerta Vallarta was one of their favorite places to visit.

Artist Rob Conover said, “Kee always had a story to tell and always made me laugh. His humor was so much like mine; we both knew the latest gossip and laughed together at some very insane things we saw.”
Former Resource Center Board Chair Terry Loftis said, “I have no words upon hearing this news. [He was] and remain[s] an amazing spirit and man.”

Kee is survived by his cousin Kelli Strube of Grapevine, his aunt Kay Robinson Eaton of Heber Springs, Ark., and his uncle Frank Kee Robinson of Knoxville, Tenn., as well as his family at Resource Center including co-workers and many people who use the facility for a variety of purposes.

There will be a celebration of his life later in the spring. To be notified, send an email to

Memorials can be made in Kee’s name to Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St., Dallas 75219.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 23, 2015.