Elizabeth Collins Obituary

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Elizabeth Lorene Collins

December 9, 1923 - June 3, 2014
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Elizabeth L. Collins, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. She was born on December 9, 1923, in Henryette, Oklahoma, to Arthur and Inez L. Janeway Cole. She was raised in Oklahoma and El Paso, Texas. She worked for Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company at the time of graduation from El Paso High School. She served in the Waves of the US Navy as a Specialist 2nd Class in World War II. She married John I, Collins, Jr. on January 24, 1947 in Wilmington, California. She moved from El Paso, Texas, to Idaho Falls in 1958. She worked for Argonne West for 27 years. She moved to...
Elizabeth L. Collins, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. She was born on December 9, 1923, in Henryette, Oklahoma, to Arthur and Inez L. Janeway Cole. She was raised in Oklahoma and El Paso, Texas. She worked for Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company at the time of graduation from El Paso High School. She served in the Waves of the US Navy as a Specialist 2nd Class in World War II. She married John I, Collins, Jr. on January 24, 1947 in Wilmington, California. She moved from El Paso, Texas, to Idaho Falls in 1958. She worked for Argonne West for 27 years. She moved to Irwin in 1969, where she was active in the American Legion. She retired in Hope, New Mexico, where she was active in the community affairs and was a CASA Volunteer at 80 years old. She and her husband moved back to Idaho Falls in 2010 to be close to her family. She loved to play tennis, go out to eat and shopping. Everything from the sky to the ocean was pretty! She would wake you in the middle of the night to say "come look at how pretty the moon is." Liz was very sweet, intelligent and the most giving lady. She was a true Christian with a warm heart and an open mind.

Survivors include her husband, John I. Collins of Idaho Falls; son, John O. (Michelle McNamee) Collins of White Bird; daughter, Nancy (Nick) Wade of Rigby; Grandsons, Shane (Heather) Collins and Kelly Collins, of Corvallis, Oregon; granddaughter, Wendy Wade (Paul) Colwell of Boise; brother, Jim (June) Dungan of Rigby; sister-in-law, Emmie Collins of El Paso, Texas; and many nieces and nephews that she loved with all her heart and soul! She was preceded in death by her mother, father, stepfather Charles Dungan, sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Tex Haynie.


Much thanks to Dr. Brad Stoddard and the staff, to Angie, April and Lynn of Aspen Home Health, to Jake Summers and Sandy Herrera of Encompass Home Health and to everyone at the Gables – You were all very special to Liz.

No services will be held at her request. Suggested Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Judes or locally to Help Inc., 1465 Hoopes Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404.
Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.

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"Dear Collins Family, I am so sorry for your loss.Your Mom was a grand lady and I know you will miss her terribly. I have great memories of her and her..." Bobi Holm (Idaho Falls, ID)

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