Our family would like to let you know that Geneva’s work here is done. On Feb. 6, 2021, Geneva received an offer, the sort you can’t refuse. It came with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her offer took her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening, sewing, and knitting to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her seven children, 17 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren to continue her traditions. We will remember “Monga” and her love for Pepsi, her smile, her hugs, her unique laugh, her love for life, family and friends. We will miss her abilities to fix anything and make something out of nothing.
Geneva was born to True and Elizabeth Hollingsworth on March 31, 1932, in Rimby, Alberta, Canada. They soon moved to Meeteetse, Wyoming, where three years later she was introduced to her best friend and little brother, David Hollingsworth. Her family lived on the Pitchfork Ranch while her father worked as a cowhand.
Her father passed away of a heart attack when she was only 14. She felt very fortunate when her stepfather, Johnny Wiederick, became part of her life. She attended Meeteetse High School and later in life enrolled at Northwest Community College. In May of 1950, she married John Clark in Basin, Wyoming. In the blink of an eye, they welcomed Jake. Over the next 15 years, her family was completed with Lynn, Hoot, Curtis, Tony, Shelleen, and Snuf.
Geneva moved to Ralston in 1978 with her youngest son, Snuf. Her favorite occupation was retail sales at Linton’s Big R where she met one of her best friends, Evelyn Wright. She continued to travel with her kids and grandkids on various trips. One of her favorites was visiting family in Canada. She loved her house in Ralston and lived there the rest of her life.
Her legacy continues through her brother, seven children, 17 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren: David Lee Hollingsworth and his wife Gloria; Jake (Kay) Clark, their children, TJ (Amy) Clark and their children Rieta and Dally; Codi (Colby) Gines and their children Caden and Casen; Lynn (Don) Bauersachs and their children Melissa (Sean) O’Dowd and their children Trevor and Tailor; Misty (Daniel) Felan and their child Katie; Doretta (Dennis) Baile and their children Austin and Cameron; and Donnie (Michelle) Bauersachs and their children Joseph, Brenda and Kallie; Dale (Belleva) Clark and their children Will (Dawn) Clark and their children Tylee and Olivia; Erick (Erica) Clark and their children Elise and Emerson; Curtis L. Clark, Tony (Cynthia) Triplett and their children Wacey (Quinn) Johnson and their children Lela and Geo; True (Steven) VenJohn and children Paityn and KayDee; Shelleen (Keith) Oltmanns and their children Kass Oltmanns and Kris Oltmanns and his daughter Khloe; Snuf Triplett (Karyn Asay and her children) and his children Savannah (Jaeden) Herd and their child Laikynn; and Mallory Triplett.
Geneva was preceded in death by her father, stepfather, mother, Aunt Violet, Aunt Anne, Gilbert and Lee Hollingsworth (cousins), Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Art, Keely Oltmanns (great-granddaughter), and lifelong friend Morris McCarty.
We welcome all family and friends to join us for a cookie, cup of coffee, and maybe even a Pepsi on ice, at noon, Saturday, Feb. 13, to celebrate this well-lived life. We will gather in the Heart Mountain Building at the Park County Fairgrounds.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Geneva’s name to the Powell chapter of the Future Farmers of America.