Susan Collins Obituary
 
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Ms. Susan J Collins

December 26, 1956 - July 7, 2014
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Collins, Susan L. Jeffery, passed away on July 7, 2014 under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice and family members. Susan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, December 26, 1956 to Helen Hughson and Arthur F. Jeffery. After attending American schools in 6 different countries while accompanying the family in the Foreign Service, she graduated from Upper Heyford High School England in 1975. Susan went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Springfield College in Springfield Ma. with a degree in Physical Education. A Masters in Sports Medicine from East Carolina University followed, as well as a Masters in Hospital Administration from Nova...

Collins, Susan L. Jeffery, passed away on July 7, 2014 under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice and family members.



Susan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, December 26, 1956 to Helen Hughson and Arthur F. Jeffery. After attending American schools in 6 different countries while accompanying the family in the Foreign Service, she graduated from Upper Heyford High School England in 1975. Susan went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Springfield College in Springfield Ma. with a degree in Physical Education. A Masters in Sports Medicine from East Carolina University followed, as well as a Masters in Hospital Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Naples, Florida. She later earned a certificate in Risk Management and worked in that field for several years before her illness.



Susan was an athlete, having excelled in basketball, softball and track in her school years and continued to play softball through her forties. She ran many marathons, 3 of them at Big Sur in California. She trekked up the Andes to Machu Picchu in Peru and had plans for Everest.



She was predeceased by brother Jim and father Arthur F. She is survived by her son Christopher Collins and 3 grandchildren, Kagen, Alina and Avery Grace Collins of Palm Harbor, Florida. Also survived by her Mother, Helen Jeffery, Brothers Peter, of Spring Hill, Fl, Bill of Raleigh, NC and sisters Janice Vandewalker (Kelly) of Indianapolis, IN. and Andrea Andrews (Bruce) of St. Augustine, FL.



She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces, who have all been deeply involved in keeping her spirits up this past 2 and 1/2 years while she battled brain cancer.



Susan has chosen to become part of an eternal reef, in the Gulf of Mexico, as she wants to continue to try to make the world a better place for all. Details and dates of the ceremony and placement are not yet finalized. If you have any interest in attending, family members will have the specifics soon.



Messages of condolence may be sent to Christopher Collins or any member of the Jeffery family at 6390 Piedmont Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34606.



Final arrangements are being handled by Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel in Spring Hill, FL.



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