Louise Curley Collard
Our beloved Mother, Louise Curley Collard left this physical world on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and into the loving arms of our Lord. She was born in Raceland, KY on July 23,1929 to Kenneth and Maxine Johnson. She married Robert I. Curley on July 23,1948 and were separated by his death in 1989. She found happiness again after meeting and then marrying James A. Collard, until his death in 2012. She was life member and past President of VFW 8191 Auxiliary and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. She was also an accomplished artist and musician/singer but most importantly she was our "Mother Extraordinaire."
She is survived by six children, Andrew, Robert I. Jr, Curley, Edyie Sweet (Al Franklin) all of Houston, TX and Rosemarie Yeary, Marybeth (Mark) Miyo of Melbourne, FL, and Sean (Janice) Curley of Denver CO, five stepchildren, Patrick Collard, Helan (Lawrence) Cox, Mary (Jim) Boyd, Kathy Murray and Angela (Darren) Zeger, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, August 29th at Ascension Catholic Church, 11 a.m. - noon, followed by Funeral Mass and procession to Florida Memorial Gardens. Reception immediately after internment at VFW Post 8191, Melbourne. Mom loved, and was loved by all and her beautiful 'free spirit' will always live on.
Until we meet again, goodnight dear Mother, Rest in "PINK".
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 28, 2014