Addie Isabella Downs enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in September 1913, attended for three academic years, and earned a BS degree in Pharmacy in June 1916. Downs was born July 22, 1896 in Kingston, Wisconsin; she graduated from high school in Silverton, Oregon; her hometown was listed as Canby, Oregon, when she enrolled at OAC.
Downs was working as a pharmacist in Oakley, Idaho, in 1917. She married Curtis Holt prior to 1971 and was living in Portland, Oregon, in 1971. Scholarships for students in pharmacy and marine biology at Oregon State University are supported by the Curtis and Isabella Holt Fund.
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