Marvin Wilcox Hollingsworth, 92 passed away peacefully in Mesa, Arizona on October 14, 2022. Marvin was born in Preston, Idaho on June 14, 1930 to Marvin LaVern and Marjorie Hollingsworth. He is preceded in death by his wife June and his second wife Lana. Marvin is survived by two of his brothers, Bill and Gyle Hollingsworth, a good friend LaDean Jones, his four children Robin Waldeck (Roland), Peter Hollingsworth (Jetaun), C. Scott Hollingsworth (Nannette), and Collette Mabey (Mike). He also left behind 14 grandchildren and 37 great-grand children.
Marvin served in the army as a first sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He transferred to the front lines so he could be with his brother Bill.
Marvin was a hard worker. As a field geologist he worked for NY Natural Gas and US Steel in Pittsburgh, and Alcoa Aluminum in Phoenix. He was a beloved high school teacher in Preston, Idaho teaching geology, earth science and physics. He served a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Western States Mission. His many church calling included serving in multiple bishoprics, a Gilbert temple worker, a high councilor, cannery service missionary, a scout master and a home teacher.
Marvin loved to hunt, fish, hike the Grand Canyon, rock hound with grandchildren, and skydive. He also had a love for reptiles. Many turtles and tortoises have lived in his backyard.
A viewing will be held on Friday, October 21 from 7-10 pm at Bunkers Mortuary 3529 E. University Drive in Mesa.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
Marv became part of our family, he brought many smiles and stories to us. Thank you for sharing your father with us, and thank you for being so kind when we came to visit . We will miss his smiling face. Thanks again. Sherry Sparrow
Marv has always been one of my favorite uncles. He’s kind, fun-loving, and a joy to be around. He will be missed while we remain behind on this earth. I offer my love and condolences to my Hollingsworth cousins. ❤️
While I’m sorry that he has left us behind I’m so glad he can be reunited with his wives and other loved ones who have gone before.
He was always so fun to be around. The life of the party! Always joking with us when ever we got to see him. That will surely be missed by all. As my youngest said to me when I told her I was going to the funeral, “Be sure to eat dessert first. That’s what Uncle Marvin told me at June’s funeral luncheon.”
If Marv was your friend you were a better person. He was a great friend.
Hollingsworth family our thoughts and hearts are with you during this time. Your dad was truly one of a kind. Glad you all become part of our family. He added so much joy to my mom’s life these past several years. It was fun having him visit from time to time and then bringing mom down to spend time with all of you in Arizona. You were always gracious and kind. We are glad your dad is at peace now and feeling so much better.
I loved uncle Marvin’s sense of humor. He always had a funny joke to tell and had a positive look on life in general. I remember, as a child, when he took us to the Phoenix Zoo “to do genealogy research.” He will be greatly missed. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the Hollingsworth family.
What a wonderful life. He deserves his final rest and reunion with loved ones. Bless you and your family with meaningful memories to give you peace and comfort at this time of separation. Most beautiful words, “ You will see him again.”