Joyce Hollingsworth
1935 - 2021
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Joyce Hollingsworth, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Joyce attended St. Patrick’s Grade School, graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Portland State University. She retired from State of Oregon Economic Development.
She will be remembered for her joy of entertaining, love of cooking, shopping, watching Portland Trail Blazer games and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 56 years, Dennis (Buzz); favorite daughters, Shannon (Tom) Atchison, Sheri (Ray) McCormack, Kelly (Dano) Murray; and six grandchildren. A private service will be held for family.
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Published in The Columbian from Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
During my exchange year I got to be a part of a special family and I met my American Mema. I am so thankful that I had the chance to spent a lot of time with her and create some great memories. We always had so much fun staying at Mema and Papa's house. Playing cards until late at night, spending a wonderful Christmas with the whole family or staying at their mountain cabin. I loved her very much!
My love to all of you!
January 13, 2021
Don and I are so sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. Joyce was Such a beautiful person always showing So much joy and love for everyone. We have great memories of wonderful times. Our love to you all, Don & Muff
Don & Muff Peterson
January 12, 2021
Hi Buzz, Shannon, Sherri and Kelly,

I was so sad to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a wonderful soul who was like a second mother/grandmother to my sister and I. I don't have many memories from my childhood that don't involve your family and a meal made by Joyce. She made everyone feel welcome in your home and in turn, made each Hollingsworth get-together a fond memory. I feel honored to have grown up across the street from such an amazing family and Joyce. My sincere condolences.
Mason Trullinger
January 12, 2021
Buzz, Shannon, Sherri and Kelly,

I always felt that Joyce made our family honorable Hollingsworths. So many family celebrations and wonderful memories. Could be Birthdays, Holidays,, school accomplishments, strawberry harvest and daiquiris, just about anything, Her heart was overflowing with love and kindness and all near her felt that love. My sincere condolences during this very difficult time.

Fondly, Becky Trullinger
Becky Trullinger
January 11, 2021
Hi Buzz,
I'm very sorry to learn that Joyce has passed on. She was a wonderful person that with you created many happy memories for me. Take care,
Your buddy,
Patrick Barnard
January 11, 2021
Hi Buzz !
I'm very sorry to learn of the passing of Joyce. She was a wonderful person who with you created many happy memories for me.
Take care,
Your buddy,

Patrick Barnard
January 11, 2021
Joyce was a pleasure to know. She and Buzz shared a long marriage and nurtured a fine family with great values. She will be missed and long-remembered.
Dave Murray
January 10, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Joyce's passing. She was a terrific lady. I cherish the fond memories of working closely with her for a number of years. She always had a smile and a kind word to say about others. My heart goes out to Buzz and the whole Hollingsworth family.
Doug Frengle
January 10, 2021
I worked with Joyce 35 years ago, when I was an intern at the Oregon Economic Development Dept., my first job out of college. Joyce was a treasure, and went out of her way daily to mentor me and bring me into the fold of our work community. She was intelligent, hard working, kind, playful, and so very, very welcoming to all. Though I was just a youngster she always treated me with respect and inclusion, and I have never forgotten her. What a gift, to have had the honor of working with her, those many years ago. Peace and blessings to her family.
Amy Starr Thomas
January 7, 2021
Buzz and family, So very sorry to hear today that a dear friend , Joyce, had passed away. Our caring thoughts are with the family and we know she will be missed, oh so much. So many memories of fun times will be cherished. Love John and Janice
Janice Johnsen
January 6, 2021
Goodbye Aunt Joyce you did so much for my siblings and I. I thanku for all you did for us. I shall always love you. Julie
Julie Hollingsworth/Gornick
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