Nelda M. Hollingsworth


Nelda M. Hollingsworth, 90, of Cheyenne died April 24 at Davis Hospice Center.

She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Kiowa County, Okla., and had lived here for the past 58 years.

Nelda worked as a secretary in the Intelligence Section of the War Department during World War II.

She married Gerald Hollingsworth in Washington, D.C., in October of 1941. After the war, they moved to Belleview, Neb., before moving to Cheyenne.

Nelda became the executive secretary for Fred Kellogg of Kellogg and Kellogg Architects until her retirement in 1972.

She was a singer with the Symphony and Choral Society of Cheyenne and briefly with the Vern Rice Orchestra.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and St. Christopher's Altar Guild. She had a very active mind and enjoyed bridge club and gardening. In her later years she took an interest in spiritual studies.

Mrs. Hollingsworth is survived by her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Hollingsworth of Cheyenne; a son, Bill Hollingsworth of Cheyenne; two brothers, James R. Hetzel of Elkhart, Kan., and Durward D. Hetzel of Hereford, Texas; six sisters, Marjorie DeWalt of Rhinelander, Wis., Alice Hetzel and Ina Hachman, both of Washington, Mo., Dorothy Wolff of Cushing, Texas, Rita Walezak of Jennings, Mo., and Lita Daniels of Hominy, Okla.; and a grandson, Christopher.

Nelda was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy Hollingsworth; her parents, Eugene P. and Ina M. Hetzel; a brother, Harry Hetzel; and a sister, Margaret.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Tim Solon officiating. Interment to follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Friends may contribute to St. Christopher's Altar Ministry, Davis Hospice Center or Life Care Center of Cheyenne.

Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.

This is a paid obituary.


Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY)
Date: April 27, 2009

(wife of Gerald of Frank of Lewis N. of John C. of John of John of George of Abraham of Thomas of Valentine)

Related Articles

Joomlashack