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Patricia “Pat” Chinquina

patricia-chinquina-1Patricia “Pat” Chinquina, age 76 formerly of Mena, AR passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at her home in Tamarac, FL.

Pat was born on August 23, 1940 in Cleveland, OH.  She moved to South Florida in 1957 where she met and married her husband Lonnie and raised 2 children.  They were married until Lonnie’s death in 2003. Pat and Lonnie moved to Mena in 1996 to enjoy their retirement together.  She worked for Union Bank of Mena for several years before finally retiring in 2002. After her husband’s passing, she became very involved with the Humane Society of the Ouachitas.  She moved back to South FL in September 2015 to be closer to her children, sharing a home with her daughter until her death.

She is survived by her son, Donald Chinquina, of West Palm Beach, FL and her daughter, Carol Chinquina, of Tamarac, FL. She also leaves behind her surrogate children, Dorothy Pearson and Aaron Pearson, and her surrogate grandchild, Samantha Pearson.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her honor to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas, PO BOX 845, Mena, AR 71953.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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