Margreta "Tink" Rose McAllister

January 14, 1958November 30, 2018

Margreta “Tink” Rose McAllister, 60 of Chattanooga, TN went to be with her heavenly father on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. Tink was a thirty two year member of the Orange Grove Residential Program who were also her family where she lived and received the best of care. She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Joe McAllister and Aline McAllister of East Ridge. She is survived by her brother, Dave Watson of Knoxville, TN. Visitation will be Monday Dec 3, 2018 at The Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel in East Ridge from 5-8 pm with internment Tuesday Dec 4 in a private service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Orange Grove Center in Tink's memory. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Orange Grove residential Dowlen facility as well as the entire Orange Grove family for their support and care. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018

Margreta "Tink" Rose McAllister

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December 15, 2018

I worked at Orange Grove "Dowlan House" for several years. Ms. Tink was my favorite. Her special laugh and loving, caring personality was the best thing about working there. Her love for her coffee and her beads. I have missed her so much since I left the house and I will truly miss her for the rest of my life. Tink made a wonderful impression on my heart. I will be praying for everyone that sweet Tink had a connection too.

Susan Micka

December 3, 2018

Being a nurse at OGC for 32 yrs., I have many sweet & fun memories of Tink. The funniest one was when I realized my necklace was missing, which had been a gift from a special friend. After giving up that I'd ever find it, one day while at Tink's residence, I noticed she was wearing it. I was so happy, but Tink was not too happy as I was begging for her to let me have it back. I felt badly for her, so I brought "replacement" jewelry the next day. Of course Tink was always happy to get a new necklace or bracelet. She will forever be the jewelry queen. Love & prayers to the family & all who loved her.

Greg & Tonya Devore

December 2, 2018


We never had the pleasure to meet you in person, but we feel like we knew you from our relationship with your brother, Dave, and family. Few people in this world have an ‘angel living among them’, but you were that angel for Dave. This world was a better place with you, and will be a loss to all without you! May you Rest In Peace & know you will be very sadly missed.

Ursula Hart

December 2, 2018

Tinky, I will miss you sooo much...words can’t express how hurt I am and what you mean to me... I love you always and forever, I will forever be your Ursterfer, you will forever be my Tinky winky

Stephanie Bustamente

December 2, 2018 were one of a kind and I am a better person for having known you. I enjoyed time spent as your housemanager. prayers for your brother. Rest easy, Tink.

Stephanie Bustamente and family