We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Blackmer Funeral Home
Lew Hollandsworth, 88 passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 3, 2022 at his home in White Bird, Idaho. He was born May 31, 1934 to Alva and Minnie (Jungert) Hollandsworth in Cottonwood, Idaho.
Lew attended the Bugs Slope School on Rocky Canyon Creek when he was 4 years old in 1938 to keep the school operating. He started 3rd Grade in Cottonwood. He quit 2 weeks before he would have graduated in 1952. He went to work for Ketchum and Pell working in the woods setting chokers and driving skidding Cats. He logged all over Joseph Plains and Boles. And had his own logging truck in later years. Lew started working for his brother, Oren on the Flying U Ranch on Joseph Plains and Wolf Creek in 1963. Other employers were Spencer, Hitchcock and Heckman Ranches, the Keuterville Hwy Dist., Bill Rae Logging, Bill Stoltz, & Pat Madden Trucking.
He married Polly Johnson on June 5, 1965. They had one daughter, Becci, born in March 1967. In 1968 they moved to the Dobbins Place & Getty Creek where they continued to run Santa Gertrudis cattle for 15 years. They then went back to the Flying U Ranch and Wolf Creek and worked for Delos Robbins for the next 20 years. Lew hauled logs and worked at other jobs throughout his life, but was always a cowboy. Lew always had a joke or a good story to tell a person. And, you were always invited in for a drink, either McNaughton’s or Keystone Lite. They moved to White Bird in Oct. 2020. In 2009 they had the honor of being Grand Marshalls for Grangeville Border Days!!
Lew is survived by his wife, Polly of 57 years and daughter, Becci (Brian) Gehring. He has 3 grandchildren, Brandi (Michael) Bagdons, Bailie (Lance) Goeckner and Ben Gehring. He has 3 great-grandchildren, Bo, Maddison & MaKenna Bagdons. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Hilda Johnson & Peg Marek and brother-in-law, Tom (Sharon) Johnson. He is also survived by several nephews & nieces and many dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents & siblings – Grace (Harry) Raymond, John (Regina) Hollandsworth, Oren (Grace) Hollandsworth and Doris Jane (Jack) Hickman and brothers-in-law Pete Johnson and Jack Marek.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 11, 2022, at 10am at the White Bird Cemetery with dinner following at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, Idaho.
Blackmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thank you to Dr. Secrest and all of the hospice RN's and CNA's for their wonderful care and compassion they gave to Lew and Polly.