The Curry Coastal Pilot

Amy Holsapple

Feb. 1, 1917-July 4, 2014

Amy Holsapple, 97, passed away at her home in Brookings on July 4, 2014.

Amy was born Feb. 1, 1917, in Larson, North Dakota, one of 10 children to Gunder and Mary (Carlson) Gunderson.

In her early years, Amy worked as a nanny and housekeeper.

She married Leonard J. Holsapple Oct. 2, 1939, in Brainerd, Minnesota.

They moved to Chester, California, where Amy worked in a local grocery store. She retired in 1979. Following retirement, she and Leonard traveled all over the United States and Canada. Amy enjoyed rock and agate hunting, doing handwork, and she loved to read. She was also a wonderful baker - she made the best apple pie.

Survivors include her daughters Florence Savercool of Brookings, Joy Larson of Yakima, Washington; son and daughter-in-law Lester and Sharon Holsapple of Missoula, Montana. Also surviving are six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Amy was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers, and three sisters.

No local ceremony will be held.

Inurnment will be at a later date at the Chester Cemetery in Chester.

Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.