The late Patricia Trolinger was honored in a ceremony dedicating a grave marker on her headstone on Saturday by the United States Daughters of 1812 and the Oklahoma Society of the Daughters of 1812.
Her husband of 54 years and "love of her life," Don Trolinger said, "This is such a nice honor. We all thought she was there watching."
An invocation was given at the ceremony by Mrs. Ronald King, the state chaplain where friends, family and honored guests gathered.
Patricia joined the Daughter's of 1812 in 1980. She chartered a 15 member Miami group that later disbanded and she then joined the Private Jacob Holley Chapter 322 in Tulsa.
Patricia was active in numerous heritage organizations and was an Honorary President National of the National Society of Daughters of 1812. She was also Honorary Governor General of the Hereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution.
She also served in most offices of the state and national chapters.
At the dedication Mary Craig, the second vice president, said, "Patricia was always ready to give a program, serve on committee, or for whatever was needed, she served as state president in 1982 through 1984, national president in 1994 through 1997 and chapter president for many, many years."
She went on to say, "Family was important to her, she was a good and diligent researcher. Patricia loved being able to prove a new ancestor and join a new lineage society. She was equally generous with her time and talents for all of the societies that she joined. She took all of her positions very seriously and worked very hard to do them well."
Patricia died on Aug. 31, 2010 at the age of 80. Craig said, "She left a void in her family, and in many organizations and societies, and in the hearts of her many friends who loved her....Marking her grave for the United States Daughters of 1812 is a real matter of pride...both for Patricia, who would be so proud to be honored in this way and for the Society that she served so well."
First Vice President Mrs. Jay Garland Faulkner unveiled the marker.