Ralph Eugene Hollingsworth, 92, died in Klamath Falls, Ore., July 5, 2014. A graveside service of tribute and love will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1383 and Marine Corps League Honor Guard. Interment will follow. Ralph was born Dec. 23, 1921, to Claude and Vera Hollingsworth in Boise, Idaho. He attended school in Boise, then the family moved in 1929 to Keno, where he attended school until entering the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946, when he was honorably discharged. He returned to Klamath Falls, where he went to work in the woods operating much of the machinery at the Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum. He later went to work for Weyerhaeuser Co., working at their logging camps and driving log trucks until his retirement in the 1980s. He enjoyed working in his yard and working on his rosebushes. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 1383. He loved his bulldog Benji; they were always together, including going to lunch and getting his dog's own burger. Ralph leaves behind many friends and was preceded in death by his mother and father and a brother, Carl Hollingsworth. Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News on July 10, 2014