Patricia Jane Scruggs Trolinger

      HSC Honorary Member


Mrs. Donald Cecil Trolinger

(Patricia Jane Scruggs)

Patricia Jane Scruggs Trolinger, daughter of the late David Richard and Frances Roberta Smith Scruggs, is a native of Madisonville, Tennessee.  The daughter of an FBI agent, Patricia met her husband, Donald Cecil Trolinger, at Tinker Air Force Base.  The couple has been married over fifty years.  Mr. Trolinger,  a US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, who served as a pilot for over twenty years, is now retired.  The Trolingers have two children.  Richard of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Betty Giffhorn of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Richard and his wife have two daughters, Alexis and Ellie. and Betty and her spouse, Matthew Giffhorn have twin sons in Christopher and Benjamin and a daughter, Katharine.

Society Memberships
* National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (Honorary National
   President; Past President of the Officers National Club)
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the
   American Revolution  (Honorary Governor General)
* The Order of Descendants of the First Families of Rhode Island and
   Providence Plantations
* Colonial Dames of America
* Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
* National Gavel Society
* National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
* Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents & First Ladies of

1812 Ancestor Index Volume II 1970-1992

Other Notes  
Mrs. Trolinger was a founding member of the Scruggs Family Association, a family lineage organization that is associated with the Scruggs family. She was President for many years and the first editor of the organization's publication "Searching for Scruggs"  She was Tribal Historian for the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma from 1978 to 2003 and wrote the "History of the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma" in 2003.

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa County, Oklahoma Historical Society for many years. She has served as President of the Miami Animal Welfare Society.  Mrs. Trolinger has served her church, First Presbyterian, as a deacon, and has been on numerous committees.
When living in Stuttgart Germany with her husband, she was appointed Cheerleading Commissioner of all youth at Patch Barracks by General Burchinal, DCINC of EUCOM.

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