Leola Inez Standifer Hollenbaugh, 86, passed this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, August 30, 2012. Inez was born in Rising Star, Texas September 9, 1925 to Toko and Mattie Leola Inglet. Following her mothers death just five days later, Inez, a new born, went to live with her father's sister, Dora and her husband James Gibbson, who Inez fondly referred to as "Auntie and Uncle". Inez spent the majority of her childhood with them and their children, her cousins L.D. and Buddy, whom she called brothers, along with her younger siblings, Louise, Maxine and Ray. Inez moved with her family to Holtville, California in 1936. While in high school there, she met her first love TJ Standifer. They married in 1942; Inez was 17 years of age and TJ was 20. The following year their marriage was blessed with a daughter Shirley Ann, follwed by a son, Danny J., eight years later. The Standifer's settled in Porterville in 1953 where TJ pastoreed Trinity Baptist Church and also worked for the Porterville School District as a custodian and bus driver. TJ and Inez had 28 joyous years of marriage, serving the Lord together. In 1970 TJ passed away, and Inez needing the support herself, chose to work with children n Porterville School District as a teacher's aide. She was employed there for 16 years. Some years later while attending church, Inez met Norman Hollenbaugh, and they became close friends. That freindship blossomed into romance, and that romance became love enough for marriage. Inez became Mrs. Norman Hollenbaugh in 1975. Both Inez and Norman, who was a teacher, worked in Porterville schools and worshiped together in church. They shared many interests. It was, however, their shred faith in God that bonded this marriage for 33 years. After retirement Norm and Inez spent much time sojourning the United States and Canada intheir travel trailer. Those who knew Inez know she had a way with words. in her travels no one was stranger for long. Her friendship had no borders. Her friendliness, kindness, generousity and her gift of conversation endeared her to all she met. She fostered lasting friendships from these vacations. Inez was a member of Henderson Avenue Baptist Church, and was active in Bill Glass Prison Minitries as well as the local chapter of Gideon international where she was awarded a life time membership to Gideon's Women's auxillary. Inez took every opportunity to give away Bibles, carrying them with her wherever she went, so as not to miss a chance to spread the Word. Norm and Inez also served with Servants on Wheels Ever Ready, an organization that travels throughout the country helping to build churches. They were especially proud of being able to serve in Mexico. Inez also ministered to those she knew who wer poor in spirit. She would take the time to write a note, make a phone call, send a greeting card and always include a quoted scripture especially chosen to give hope and lighten and brigten the life of the one in need. Forever young, her age belied her. with childlike excitement Inez approached every aspect of life. If it sounded like fun, she was up for it. If it were new and exciting, she would try it. If it were a different place, she would visit there. She had a zest for living and verve for life. "Don't forget to kick up your heel," was a favorite adage. In our memories, inez is forever young. Her passing has left a longing for her presence here, but her legacy is rich. She leaves with us strong values. First, an unwavering, faith and love of God, second, a devotion and love of family and friends, next a rich appreciation and love of each day, and last, a model for being forever young in spirit. Inez is survived by her son, Dan Standifer and his wife Carol of Porterville, California, a stepdaughter Jan Jacobson of Cedro Wooley, Washington, grandsons Rocky Marberry and Kevin Standifer, granddaughters Renee Marberry-Desoto, Melissa Cabeje, and Juliann Mabs, nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, one sister, Maxine Rovedatti-Dructor of Modesto, California. In addition to hr husbands, Inez was preceded in death by her daughter Shirley Ann Marberry, and two stepsons Jim and Phil Hollenbaugh. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Gideon International PO Box 8932 Porterville, CA 93257.