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Lillian Kay Hollingsworth

Kay, as she was known to everyone, was born on May 27, 1925 in Alberta, Canada to the late John and Katherine Elliott. She passed away on January 18, 2012 at her home in her beloved Manhattan Beach. As a child in the Great Depression, she took great pride that she rode her horse from their farm to school each day. She joined the Canadian Womans Army during World War II. In December of 1944, while in the service, she met Gene F. Hollingsworth. After one date he asked her to marry him and they did on Christmas Eve of that year. They were married over 62 years until he passed away in 2007. They moved to Southern California and in 1956 they moved to their home on 6th Street in Manhattan Beach, where they spent the remainder of their lives. They had two sons, the late Jesse Gene Hollingsworth and her oldest, Joel Elliot Hollingsworth. She has 4 grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin, Megan and Chelsea; and 3 great grandchildren, Dillon, Beau and Ashley. She has numerous Canadian relatives including her sister, Marianne; sister-in-law, Stella; and cousin, Jane and her husband J.R. She and her friend, Sophia owned and ran the Manhattan Beach Knit Shop during the 60's and 70's. She was an avid walker and was seen often around town with her 2 dogs, Lilli and Chelsea. She ran in the Manhattan 10K many times and won it in her age division in 4 different decades. She will be missed by all her neighbors, The Raving Rippers, and the morning gang at Pete's Coffee. Because of all these people, she often said "I'm the luckiest person in the world." There will be a service for her on April 14th on the beach at 6th St. in Manhattan Beach at 11am with a lunch to follow in front of her home. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 11, 2012
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