Patricia Ann Bollinger
March 24, 1938 ~ July 30, 2013
Patricia A. (McGuinness) Bollinger, 75, of Hartford, SD, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM, Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Kinsley Funeral Chapel in Hartford. Graveside services will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, August 3, at the Hartford Cemetery of Hartford, SD, with Pastor Chris Gorman officiating.
Patricia Ann McGuinness was born March 24, 1938, in Providence, RI, to William and Catherine (Hackett) McGuinness. She was one of five children and was raised and educated in the Providence area. She graduated from Hope High School and soon after traveled with her sister, Shirley, to San Diego. Eventually she met and married Wayne Dunham and the couple had two children, Valerie and Wayne II. Patsy worked at several jobs involving bookkeeping and clerical skills and also preparing legal documents for a law firm. She also served as the Executive Director of the Mojave Valley United Way for several years. In 1987, Patsy married Ron Bollinger. They resided in Barstow for a while and then wandered back to Mississippi. In 2000, Ron found an occupation in South Dakota and they moved out to Hartford. Patricia soon was working as a lunch lady for Lincoln High School.
Patsy was a very free spirit. She loved animals and was constantly rescuing cats. She also raised several dogs and two pot bellied pigs, Wilbur and Buddy. Patsy once took a cross-county trip on a Harley Davidson from California to Rhode Island to visit her mother via Louisiana, Florida and Georgia, and then back home.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Ron; her children, Valerie (Steve) Bruce, Canton, and Wayne Dunham II, Sioux Falls; step daughters, Lee (Jeff) Gentry, Pope, MS, and Mary Susan (Wayne Jr.) Cobb, Cleveland, MS; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jana, and Sarah Bruce, Meredith, Mary Clay and Maggie Gentry, and Sara Chelsey and Jax Cobb; and two siblings, Dana (Edie) McGuinness of Florida and Shirley (George) Mowreader, Kennewick, WA.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Billy, and one sister, Winifred.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations should be made to the Charles & Gertrude Johnson Educational Scholarship Fund in Patsy’s memory.