Brenda K. Bollinger

March 1, 1952 – March 13, 2019

Brenda K. Bollinger passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. She was 67. Born and raised in Farmington, MO, a very small town just south of St. Lewis, to her parents, Henry and Lois Taplin Bollinger. Brenda moved to Bryan with her family back in the 70’s. She was employed as a Sacker at Kroger for many years and retired from there to battle throat cancer, which she beat, but not without a toll. She loved horses, her dogs, dream-catchers, playing scratch offs, and Elvis! Brenda was a private person, never having children. She had dear neighbors and others who helped her in so many ways over the years, and thank you all for that.

She is survived by her bothers, Verlin Ray and Gary Bollinger; sweet little children that she loved and babysat many years ago, Cody and his sister; and her dear and loyal friend, Karen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. They provide a much needed service to those in need.

The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 22nd with the Memorial Service to follow at 5 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S. College Avenue, Bryan, TX.


  1. I am so sorry to hear this news.

    We recently moved from our home of 25 years on Gilbert Street and Brenda was a big part of our lives.
    She watched our pets in our absence and “policed” the entire street. A better security system could never have been implemented.
    She always made it a point to remember our daughter, Avery at Christmas and that will be missed.
    I will always remember her smile, rarely seen but always sincere.
    It was a our pleasure to have her as a neighbor.

    RIP Brenda.
    I’m sure your Parents and pets are happy to see you again in Heaven.
    You will be missed.

    With all of our love, and great memories,

    Cyndi, Avery and Joe Van Cleave

  2. I remember her cause she was my sister next door neighbor and we would always see her outside watering the plants and clean around her mommy and daddy house but hey we are going to miss her but she is in a better places up there with mommy and daddy again love you BRENDA K.BOLLINGER

  3. Brenda was a fighter and beat cancer with her head held high, never giving up during her recovery. I loved taking care of her and getting to know her but what touches me to the core is that she always took the time to come back to the chemo area to say hello, check on things and remind us what real strength and friendship is about. I was extremely saddened to read about her passing. Another angel in heaven and how I will miss her visits. Pam, Oncology nurse

  4. RIP Brenda. You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I know she had a blessed reunion with her parents and the rest of the family.

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