Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Randa DUVICK

1.  Lives in Valparaiso, Indiana


Dorothy Beth HOLLINGSWORTH

1.  With Sympathy....

    Dorothy Beth Hollingsworth passed away August 19.  She was born Nov. 25, 1919, on her grandparent's ranch in Covins, Cal., to Glenn Preston and Mary Angeline (Ashton) Hollingsworth.  She survived the chicken pox in 1924, measles in 1927, the Depression in 1929, and mumps in 1940.
     Dorothy grew up in Monrovia, Cal., graduated from Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School, and at age 16 began college at Whittier College.  Four years later, in 1940, she graduated and married Andrew Lester.  Living in Clearwater, Cal., Dorothy and Andy started their family with their first two children, Daniel and Diana.  Moving to Phoenix, Ariz., they added Susan, Irving, and twins Gary and Gayle.
     After spending four years in Des Moines, Iowa, the family moved in 1958 to Dalton, Ill.   In 1960, Andy died suddenly, leaving Dorothy to raise six children, ages 7-17.
    Throughout the years, Dorothy was an elementary school teacher, lovingly teaching thousands of children during her nearly 40 years as an educator.
    In 1971, she married her childhood friend and cousin, Theodore (Ted) Clayton Hollingsworth, the adopted son of William Melvin and Mary Mary Marita (Lane) Hollingsworth.  They moved to Oxnard, Cal., where Dorothy taught school.  After retiring, they traveled the country in their motor home and then settled in Pruendale, Cal.
    After 25 years of happiness together, Ted died in 1996.  Dorothy continued to live on her own for several yeaas until her declining health required more attention.  She then moved to Downers Grove, Ill., living with her youngest son, Gary and family for several years until her death.  Her final years in Illinois offered her the chance to see many of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren on a regular basis.  She was loved and is missed by all.


Gary Glenn LESTER

1.  Gary is twin to Gayle


Gayle LESTER

1.  Gayle is twin to Gary


Dorothy Beth HOLLINGSWORTH

1.  With Sympathy....

    Dorothy Beth Hollingsworth passed away August 19.  She was born Nov. 25, 1919, on her grandparent's ranch in Covins, Cal., to Glenn Preston and Mary Angeline (Ashton) Hollingsworth.  She survived the chicken pox in 1924, measles in 1927, the Depression in 1929, and mumps in 1940.
     Dorothy grew up in Monrovia, Cal., graduated from Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School, and at age 16 began college at Whittier College.  Four years later, in 1940, she graduated and married Andrew Lester.  Living in Clearwater, Cal., Dorothy and Andy started their family with their first two children, Daniel and Diana.  Moving to Phoenix, Ariz., they added Susan, Irving, and twins Gary and Gayle.
     After spending four years in Des Moines, Iowa, the family moved in 1958 to Dalton, Ill.   In 1960, Andy died suddenly, leaving Dorothy to raise six children, ages 7-17.
    Throughout the years, Dorothy was an elementary school teacher, lovingly teaching thousands of children during her nearly 40 years as an educator.
    In 1971, she married her childhood friend and cousin, Theodore (Ted) Clayton Hollingsworth, the adopted son of William Melvin and Mary Mary Marita (Lane) Hollingsworth.  They moved to Oxnard, Cal., where Dorothy taught school.  After retiring, they traveled the country in their motor home and then settled in Pruendale, Cal.
    After 25 years of happiness together, Ted died in 1996.  Dorothy continued to live on her own for several yeaas until her declining health required more attention.  She then moved to Downers Grove, Ill., living with her youngest son, Gary and family for several years until her death.  Her final years in Illinois offered her the chance to see many of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren on a regular basis.  She was loved and is missed by all.