Gerry in profile
Gerald Selby Hollingworth
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 23, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Watsonville, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 23, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Pour a glass a wine, listen to some music and remember Gerry

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gerald Hollingworth, 81, born on June 23, 1931 and passed away on June 23, 2012. We will remember him forever.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by William Newton on 25th June 2016

"Happy Birthday Gerry - garlic is huuge this year!  Would luv to talk politics with you again; it would be so much fun, especially with the rise of the Cheeto Jesus."

This tribute was added by William Newton on 24th October 2015

"I thank you Gerry for my sore fingers, chapped hands and my sense of fulfillment of a job well done.  I thank you for the passion of garlic - now becoming another of my planting obsessions that I must not only obey, but feed and expand into another "hobby".  We can talk about the endless varieties, flavor nuances and growth habits much like we did about so many subjects so many years ago..."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Newton on 24th June 2015

"Happy Birthday Jerry!"

This tribute was added by Joe Turk on 24th June 2015

"I have some great photos of the many boletus that Gerry showed me how to identify....and I can still envision the rooms of the barn vividly which all showed his unique and innovative craftsmanship.  I was fortunate to have been able to know him and his friends, from the first day that I drove over the pass to Steamboat in the late 80s."

This tribute was added by Melanie Dailey on 23rd June 2015

"We cannot believe it's been three years.  Gerry, we still think about you most every day, and miss you being here on this earth.  Still have gardens because of you.  Love love love to you and all of your family and friends who shared wonderful experiences with you in life."

This tribute was added by William Newton on 23rd June 2015

"Wow another year gone - Happy Birthday Gerry!  You are still in my thoughts and a big part of some of my stories that I've told a few times! Your birthday also serves as a reminder to cut garlic scapes..."

This tribute was added by Katie Adams on 23rd April 2015

"I didn't know Gerry, but the Tread of Pioneers Museum received a collection of historic cameras from his estate and I have created a small display with the cameras as well as information on Gerry. It's been a pleasure to look through this site, see his photos and art, read the touching memories of him, and be able to put together a small display on Gerry."

This tribute was added by Melanie Dailey on 23rd June 2014

"Happy Birthday, Gerry.  We think about you in our gardens still, and truly miss you always.  Love to all your family, friends, and to you, your presence remains.  Mel and Jim."

This tribute was added by William Newton on 23rd June 2014

"I was cutting garlic scapes today (Gerry's Birthday) and realized much of this garlic is from original stock Gerry gave me so many years ago...Happy Birthday and thanks for the memories and great garlic!"

This tribute was added by William Newton on 5th December 2013

"A note from High Country News - from the November 11, 2013 issue by Sarah Gilman:

The staff and board were surprised and deeply humbled by the generous check that arrived in our mailbox last month, a bequest from the late Gerald Hollingworth of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Gerald was a longtime reader who shared High Country News articles with his friends and engaged them in long conversations on many Western subjects, including one of his passions, water rights. He was also an innovative artist. We grieve his passing and are grateful for his kindness; his gift will be put to good use."

This tribute was added by William Newton on 14th February 2013

"I remember having a great day XC skiing with Gerry around this time of year in 2004.  We skied some of the trails at Howelsen and then shared a stromboli at Cugino's along with a few beers - good times!"

This tribute was added by Melanie Dailey on 21st November 2012

"A couple more things...Gerry introduced me to Victor Wooten, the amazing musician, that stated something like this, that if in fact we are all just vibrations, and vibrations last forever, then wouldn't we want to be the best vibration that we could, as often as we could?  Gerry taught me that.  We have an herb garden with a large stone from mother earth painted "The GerryPatch"."

This tribute was added by Melanie Dailey on 21st November 2012

"Gerry was a very important person in our lives.  We were fortunate enough to know him for over 10 years, not long enough I am sure, but enough to influence our lives and thoughts.  He trusted and loved us, and we learned a ton and loved him back.  He supported us in very difficult times, much more than just financially.  He taught us love and patience, and so much more. Jim and Melanie"

This tribute was added by amanda grimes on 15th July 2012

"I loved visiting with Gerry during his frequent visits to Bamboo Market! He was kind man that shared great stories of his many years here Steamboat, he will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Jody Newton on 2nd July 2012

"My fondest memories of Gerry are many years ago,when we would spend winter vacations in Steamboat.. he taught Jordan and Lucas how to ice fish and with Katie alongside, xc skied with them while their parents took off !  He also shared his indoor passions,good wine, jazz and throwing pots."

This tribute was added by Joe Turk on 30th June 2012

"When I was a college student in Colorado in the 90s,  Gerry always welcomed me up to the "barn" in Steamboat when I needed to get away from studying on a weekend.   I learned a lot from him, about the outdoors, geography, western water politics, good wine and food, and always with a bit of laughter and sarcasm mixed in.  Gerry, I always remember your kindness and times we shared together."

This tribute was added by William Newton on 29th June 2012

"Gerry was an artist, fine craftsman, gardener, hunter, philosopher, expert fly fisherman/fly tyer, mechanic, and a great conversationalist. I enjoyed many quality experiences with Gerry over the years - whether it was fly fishing the Rockies or enjoying a good meal and extended discussion on whatever topic(s) came to mind. Please share some stories or pay a tribute to Gerry!"


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