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Myrna L. Collins


07/03/1933 - 05/12/2015 Obituary
Myrna L. Collins Obituary
Myrna was born to Harold Heath and Harriet Wadman on July 3, 1933. She attended Fruitvale Elementary in Bakersfield and graduated from Westwood High in Susanville , California where she met the love of her life and future husband Harold R. Collins. Myrna and Harold lived in San Clemente, CA while he served as a Marine. They then moved to Bakersfield where they raised their children, Denise and Danny.
Myrna enjoyed playing bridge and tripoli with friends. She was a hostess at Chalet Basque for many years and was a familiar face in grocery stores across town where she worked as a merchandiser for Burton Company with her dear friend, Nancy Towery.
Myrna took great pride in her yard and received many compliments from her neighbors. She loved to feed the many birds and squirrels that occupied her yard. One of her greatest joys in life was attending her children and grandchildrens' FFA and 4-H events. She also loved watching Danny race at Mesa Marin.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold R. Collins and her brother Milton Heath. She is survived by her daughter Denise Mayo and husband Don, her son Danny Collins and wife Denise, grandchildren Melissa Alexander and husband Mike, Michael Poncetta and wife Janice, Leslie Wiener, Amy Wiener, Emily Poncetta and Taylor Collins. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, and her sister-in-law and special friend Sue Heath and her family.
Graveside services for Myrna will be held on Monday May 18th, 2015, 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield, Ca. Reception to follow at Woolgrowers Restaurant.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. John T. Young M.D., the emergency staff of Bakersfield Fire Dept and Hall Ambulance and the wonderful ER staff, doctors and clergy of Mercy Hospital downtown.
Myrna was a fiercely independent woman who loved animals, especially her dog Chloe and cat, Ginger. For that reason, in lieu of flowers please make donations in Myrna's name to Marley's Mutts,
marleysmutts.org
785 Tucker Road Suite G # 41, Tehachapi, CA 93561 or a .
Published in Bakersfield Californian from May 15 to May 16, 2015
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