Donna Marie Hollingsworth(1931 - 2013)

Donna Marie Hollingsworth July 7, 1931 - January 29, 2013 Donna was born in McCracken, Kansas, on July 7, 1931. Her parents, Arthur and Emma Schertz, moved their family to California, first settling in McKittrick in 1937. She graduated from Taft Union High School in 1949. She was married in 1950 and had 3 sons. All but a short period of her life was spent in the Taft area. She worked in a variety of jobs as a secretary, waitress, bookkeeper, and up until recently at Taft College in the library and book store. In her later years, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, watching sports on TV, and conversing with anyone and everyone. Donna will be remembered as a loving mother, aunt, and friend to everyone. Donna was preceded in death by her three sisters, JoAnn Stichling, Roberta Schertz and Linda Neill (her best "Buddy"). Donna is survived by her brothers, Art Schertz and wife Joan, and Richard Schertz; her sons, Mike and wife Jane, Don and wife Cheryl, and Pat and wife Leslie; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Private remembrances are planned for Lake Tahoe and Seattle. The family suggests that those interested may make a contribution in Donna's name to the local animal . www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 7, 2013