Marie Farr Bolinger
July 8, 1930 – November 8, 2019
Helen Marie Farr Bolinger, known by those she loved as “Mamaw”, passed away on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at the age of 89. She was a resident of Rockwall, TX having moved there from Shreveport, LA in 2013.
Marie was born on July 8, 1930 in Mansfield, LA and was the daughter of Charlie and Mary Effie (DeSoto) Farr. Marie was one of nine siblings: Pauline Howard, Hazel Kelly, LaNell Chamberlin, Dorothy Archambeau, George Farr, Clyde Farr, Malcolm Farr and Charles Farr, all of whom preceded her in death.
She married Danny Bolinger on December 22, 1950 in Caddo Parish, LA and was married for 24 years. Marie held a variety of jobs over her career but ultimately retired from Western Electric/Lucent Technologies in Shreveport, LA. Marie loved music, dancing, bingo, word search puzzles and her favorite things to do were attend church and bible study.
Marie is survived by her three daughters: Diane Mason and husband David, Donna Roland and husband Mark and Darlene Bolinger Peninger. Additionally, Marie was blessed with five grandchildren: Shyan Houk and husband Charles, Kelly Burgess, Paul Roland and wife Heather, Virginia Williams and husband Brooks, and Danielle Long and husband Zack. A bigger blessing for Marie were her fourteen great-grandchildren: Joshua Burgess, Halee Poplin, Stephanie Adams, Thomas Houk, Ryan Houk, Brooklyn Williams, Jackson Houk, Abygail Allen, Lawson Williams, Gracen Williams, Sydney Clair Roland, Owen Williams, Ethan Williams and Savannah Mae Roland.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at 9:30 am followed by a memorial service at 10:30 am at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, located at: 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA.
Pallbearers are Mark Roland, Paul Roland, Michael Roland, Brooks Williams, Glenn Parker and James Ridout. Leading the pallbearers will be Lawson Williams. Officiating will be Pastor Bob Gilliam, to whom the family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for providing spiritual direction to Marie during her time at Broadmoor Medical Lodge. Music will be provided by Steve Rhome, who worked to fulfill Marie’s love for music during her time at Broadmoor. The family extends sincerest thanks to all the local family members of Marie, along with the staff at Broadmoor Medical Lodge, for the love and care shown to Marie over the last several years.
The family has requested that donations, in memory of Marie Bolinger, be made to Rockwall Meals on Wheels, in lieu of flowers or other gratitude’s. The local Meals on Wheels program and staff were very supportive of Marie by providing meals, check-ins and transportation as needed when Marie first moved to Texas. Meals on Wheels Senior Services, 950 Williams Street, Bldg. C, Rockwall, TX 75087 – 972.771.9514 or by visiting https://rockwallmealsonwheels.org/donation.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, Henceforth, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” 2 Timothy 4:7
- Diane Mason and husband David, Daughter
- Donna Roland and husband Mark, Daughter
- Darlene Bolinger Peringer, Daughter
- Shyan Houk and husband Charles, Grandchild
- Kelly Burgess, Grandchild
- Paul Roland and wife Heather, Grandchild
- Virginia Williams and husband Brooks, Grandchild
- Danielle Long and husband Zack, Grandchild
- Joshua Burgess, Great Grandchild
- Halee Poplin, Great Grandchild
- Stephanie Adams, Great Grandchild
- Thomas Houk, Great Grandchild
- Ryan Houk, Great Grandchild
- Brooklyn Williams, Great Grandchild
- Jackson Houk, Great Grandchild
- Abygail Allen, Great Grandchild
- Lawson Williams, Great Grandchild
- Gracen Williams, Great Grandchild
- Sydney Clair Roland, Great Grandchild
- Owen Williams, Great Grandchild
- Ethan Williams, Great Grandchild
- Savannah Mae Roland, Great Grandchild
- Lawson Williams, Lead Pallbearer
- Mark Roland
- Paul Roland
- Michael Roland
- Brooks Williams
- Glenn Parker
- James Ridout
- Rockwall Meals on Wheels
- Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Marie Farr Bolinger
November 13, 2019
I meet this sweet lady a long time ago when I started working for her daughter Donna.. very sweet and kind to me when she would call for Donna. Will remember her as “ Hello Connie this is Donna mom May I Speak to Donna”. So I will always remember her as “Donna’s mother... “. Rest in peace sweet lady.., God has open HIS golden gates for one of his children...
November 12, 2019
What a sweet woman that’s what I remember ! She did some housekeeping for me in addition to being my extended family .... which included some laundry ... one day she said ... do you have a boyfriend ? I knew then our relationship would be much more than just housekeeping . Enough said ..... love you Marie. Lol the marsh and the boyfriend great memories ❤️