Holly Grace Winger

Monday, February 28, 2022

Holly Grace Winger, born September 26, 1954, age 67, journeyed into the cosmos on February 20, 2022. Holly was the recent widow of the late Robert O. Engle of Eureka Springs, Arkansas who served with U.S. Army Special Forces, Green Berets, during the Vietnam War.

Holly was an environmental activist, a non-profit worker in sustainable agriculture, a soccer mom and boy scout mom, an accomplished writer and editor by profession, an electrician by trade. She won first place in her high school Art Show.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, she earned a Masterís Degree at the Center for Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, working with Barry Commoner on biofuel crops and farm alcohols. She was among the first interns with Wes and Dana Jackson at The Land Institute in Salinas, Kansas. She was among the first ag specialists at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Poteau, OK. She worked at the National Center for Appropriate Technology/ATTRA in Fayetteville, AR and published "Sustainable Agriculture Concepts and Farm Applications."

For many years, Holly assisted Harold McCoy, the expert dowser and distance healer in Fayetteville, by editing his book "Power of Focused Mind Healing" and the Journal of the Ozark Research Institute. She compiled research on the dangers of fluoridation of drinking water in Eureka Springs, AR, spoke at public meetings, and placed her fluoridation research papers in the Public Library.

Holly had an affinity for stray animals and shelter pets. The Eureka Springs trolley regularly stopped to see two enormous Grate Danes who sat on her front porch.

Holly is survived by her son Luke Winger Diver of Eureka Springs, her Virginia clan including her mother Lista Winger-Eger; brother David Winger and wife Rita; nephews Greg Winger and wife Brittany and Chris Winger and wife Stacey (in Florida); sister Heather Galligan and husband Lee; and nieces Hannah and Sarah Galligan.

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