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Elnor L. Collins

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Elnor Collins

Born: July 19, 1941; in Shelton, WA

Died: Oct. 28, 2015; in Spokane, WA

Elnor (Ellie) Lyn Montrose Collins, age 74, died on October 28, 2015, in Spokane, WA. She was born on July 19, 1941, in Shelton, WA to Leonard and Doris Buck. She graduated from Shelton High School in 1959. She married Edward Collins in 1979.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Edward Collins of Nine Mile Falls, WA; her brother, Bert Buck (Bev) of Tacoma, WA; her four sons, Michael Hyland (Bobby) of Waterford, WI, Leonard Hyland (Melissa) of Blythewood, SC, Thomas Hyland (Amy) of Kenosha, WI, Robert Collins (Shawn) of Greenville, SC; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Norman Buck (Nell) of Gulf Breeze, FL.

Mrs. Collins was a lifelong quilter. She loved making quilts for others and participating in quilting retreats with friends. She frequently traveled the country visiting quilt shops to purchase unique fabric. She was a collector of Elvis memorabilia. She also enjoyed cruising the Caribbean. Mrs. Collins was the sparkle at every party. She loved to celebrate - "any reason was a great reason."

Mrs. Collins will be buried in a private ceremony at the Quilcene Cemetery, Quilcene, WA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hospice House North, 102 West Rhoades Avenue, Spokane, WA 99208.

Published in Lake County Suburban Life on Nov. 5, 2015
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