Obituary: Patricia McMillan Anderson

Patricia McMillan Anderson, 73, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at her home in Prescott. Tricia was born April 4, 1946 in Whittier, Calif. to Donald and Marie McMillan. Tricia graduated from St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. and continued her education at the University Of San Diego, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Cal State University San Bernardino. She became a teacher and went on to become the head counselor at Apple Valley High School.

After retiring in 2005, Tricia and her husband, Lee moved to Prescott.

Throughout her life she enjoyed playing bridge, golf and cheering on her kids in sports and their successes. She shared a love of aviation with her father. She never missed a golf tournament on TV and was rooting for Phil Mickelson, wondering “what will he do next.”

Tricia is survived by her children, sons, Brian Dunlap, of Eureka Calif. and Tim Dunlap of Newnan Georgia; daughters, Julie Fernstrom of Chicago, Ill. and Erin Dunlap, of Apple Valley, Minn. and her six cherished grandchildren, Madeleine Dunlap, Trace Dunlap, Grace Dunlap, Abby Dunlap, Katie Ray Dunlap and Ollie Dunlap; her sister, Jeannie Hughes and her husband Michael. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Don and Marie McMillan and her son, Robert Donovan Dunlap Jr.

A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott, with Fr. Ralph to celebrate the mass. Interment will be at Cave Creek National Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes. Please log on to to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family.

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