Anna May Hollenberg

Loving mother, avid runner, tireless volunteer

Longtime Redlands resident Anna Hollenberg died on December 20, 2014 at her home in Mount San Antonio Gardens in Claremont after a short illness. She was 85. 

 She was born in Los Angeles in December 1929 to Carl and Ruth Hoglund and raised in Alhambra. She graduated from the University of Redlands in 1951, where she met and married John Leland Hollenberg. After stints in Hawaii, Fullerton, Berkeley and Claremont, the couple moved to Redlands where Lee was a chemistry professor for 28 years.

 Mrs. Hollenberg was a gifted runner and trained with the Loma Linda Lopers for many years. She completed the Los Angeles Marathon 10 times, winning her age group five times and placing in the top three every time. She also competed in shorter races and received over 100 medals. She was active in the American Association of University Women and the University of Redlands chapter of the Sigma Xi sorority.

 She was very generous and supported many causes. She donated blood regularly and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. She will be greatly missed for her love, thoughtfulness, kindness, warmth and sense of humor.

Mrs. Hollenberg was preceded in death by her sister, Melba Hawkins. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lee; by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Hollenberg and Bill Daub of Claremont; by her sons, John Hollenberg and Dave Hollenberg of Los Angeles; and by her sons and daughters-in-law, Stan Hollenberg and Molly Kellogg of Portland, Oregon and Jim and Linda Hollenberg of Redlands. 

She also leaves her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Marion Hollenberg of Portland, Oregon, Donna and Darrel Taylor of Claremont and Anne Derfer of Redlands; her nieces and nephews, Carla and Jim Robertson of Twisp, Washington, Susan and Mike Hollenberg of Portland, Oregon, Kristin and Reggie Reid of Woodland Hills, Scott and Laurel Taylor of Encinitas, Karen Derfer of Redlands, Greg Derfer of Geneva, Illinois and Brian and Jesi Derfer of San Diego; her grandchildren, Eric Daub of Memphis, Tennessee, Brian Daub and Ginger Price Daub of Livermore, Michael Daub and Taryn Rathbone-Daub of Redmond, Washington, Mary Beth Daub of Irvine and Tommy and Clark Hollenberg of Portland, Oregon, as well as  nine great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 233 Harrison Ave. in Claremont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.


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