|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1923|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2007|
Patricia McElroy Chin, 84, joined her husband in Heaven the morning of Tuesday, April 24, 2007, after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer's disease. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. with Rosary recited promptly at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church with a 3:30 p.m. burial at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Patsy was the second of five children born to the late Joseph and Eileen McElroy. She both embodied and embraced her roles as mother and sister and was known for her live-and-let-live laughter. Those who adored her sensed her intellect and accessible empathy for those less blessed. She held her Catholic faith close to her heart and her heritage as an Irish descendant. As such, a sense of family was always steadfast throughout her life. Growing up in Dallas, Patsy became a U.S. Navy nurse, after graduating from SMU. She was married to Dr. John H. Chinn. Together they raised six children and accomplished what many dream of - a marriage where they remained newlyweds for 50 years. Together, they lived in many Texas towns and cities before moving to the Waco-area in 1981. No matter where they lived, Patsy always created a home filled with love and laughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999; and three siblings.
Patsy is survived by her sons, John Chinn and wife, Angela, David Chinn and wife, Margie, and Michael Chinn; daughters, Kathleen Chinn-Lambright and husband, Michael, Rosemary Owens, and Patricia Chinn; grandsons, John Patrick Chinn and wife, Kay, Derrick Chinn, and David Harrison Chinn; granddaughter, April Villa and husband, Patrick; and great-granddaughter, Avery Villa; sister, Sheila Kendro; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 4/25/2007 - 4/26/2007
Calvary Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Apr 26, 2007
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