Former resident of Portola Valley
Barbara Boon Hollingsworth, who lived in Portola Valley for 15 years, died December 4 in Neenah, Wisconsin. She was 73.
Ms. Hollingsworth was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. She attended Downer Seminary and graduated from Lawrence University, where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
She married John Hollingsworth in 1953, and they relocated all over the United States due to his career in the restaurant industry. They spent 15 years in Portola Valley, where Ms. Hollingsworth was a volunteer at Stanford Medical Center in the late 1970s.
After their children were grown, the Hollingsworths divided their time between Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, and Laguna Hills. They enjoyed traveling to such destinations as Vietnam, China, Korea, Bhutan and Nepal. They also collected antiques and Metlach steins, say family members.
Ms. Hollingsworth is survived by her children, Karen H. Lucian of Portola Valley, Laura A. Wilkins of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Steven G. Hollingsworth of Clear Lake, Minnesota; and 11 grandchildren. Her husband, John, died in 1999.
source: the Almanac, January 4, 2004