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Elizabeth A. Collier

ELIZABETH A. COLLIER, 84, WEST VINCENT Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Field) Collier, 84, wife of the late William L. Collier, Jaine Lane, W. Vincent Twp., died Friday, at home. She was a former resident of Perkiomen Township. Mrs. Collier was born on August 22, 1928, in Norfolk, VA. and spent her early childhood in Galena, MD, before moving to Philadelphia, where she graduated high school. She was the only child of the late Richard and Elsie (Brockmeyer) Field. In addition to being a domestic homemaker, Mrs. Collier handled the administrative work for her late husband's business. A lover of books, it was fitting that she worked for Methacton's School Library for a short amount of time. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and doing watercolor paintings. Betty was a member of the Greater Norristown Art League. The Civil War was one of Mrs. Collier's passions, particularly the Confederacy. She enjoyed history; Colonial Williamsburg being her favorite historical place. One of her greatest enjoyments was horseback riding, starting at early childhood. She loved all animals, her dogs especially. Mrs. Collier is survived by her son, James E., husband of Linda L. (Butko) Collier, Trappe, and her granddaughters, Ashley R. Collier and Alyssa N. Collier. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, at the Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Main St., Trappe, with the Rev. Dr. Martha B. Kriebel, Pastor, Trinity Reformed United Church Of Christ, Collegeville, officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P. O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776 or the Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465-8806.

Published in The Mercury on Nov. 20, 2012
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