|Birth: ||May 20, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 2008|
Eugene J. Hollenback, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at his home in Hugoton.
He was born May 20, 1927, the youngest of seven children of Benjamin and Lydia Hollenback. The family moved from the Colorado Plains to the Oklahoma Panhandle and then settled in eastern Oklahoma.
When he was 18, Mr. Hollenback went into the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Europe, moving throughout France, Poland and then into Germany. After returning from the war, he traveled throughout the Oklahoma and Kansas areas, working in the farming community and eventually doing windmill and well repair. He and his wife, Nora Elizabeth, whom he married on March 1, 1950, eventually settled in Liberal. He drove for a compressor station in the Hugoton area and later went to work on the construction site when Northern Natural Gas began building a compressor station in the Hugoton area, and then was hired on with Northern, a career that lasted 43 years until his retirement. During this time he also ran cattle and farmed for himself and his father-in-law.
After retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively and attended local dances on a regular basis. They also took their grandchildren on numerous trips across the United States and Canada. He continued to play fiddle and guitar and kept horses, dogs and poultry for his and the grandchildren's enjoyment.
His wife preceded him in death, as did his parents and five of his siblings.
Garden City Telegram 10/20/08
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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