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Clarine Collins


Clarine Collins Services: Have been held. Clarine Collins, 92, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Collins was born March 1, 1913, in Lynn County, Texas, to Fred and Eliza (Leavett) Thomas. Her mother and two of her five brothers died in Magdalena during an influenza epidemic in 1918. She was raised by various family members and friends, spending a year or more in the Baptist Children's Home in Portales. Mrs. Collins married Roy Collins in 1928 in Grady, where they made their home and started their family. In 1937 they moved to the Running Water Draw northwest of Clovis, in the Claud community, where they made their home for the next 44 years. Mrs. Collins was a home-maker, mother and was active in the Claud Rainy Day Club. After her boys were grown she worked as a bookkeeper at Ranchers and Farmers Livestock Auction and in the Curry County Tax Assessor's office. After her husband's death in 1981 she moved to Clovis. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She was a member of Kingswood Methodist Church. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Nathan, Perry, George, Earl and F.P. "Buster" Thomas and a granddaughter, Vickie Salazar. She is survived by three sons, Clark Collins of Texico, Dave Collins (and wife Iva) of Portales and Pat Collins of Clovis; nine grandchildren, Johnny Collins of Los Alamos, Ivan Collins of Spring, Texas, Debora Birdsong of Stamford, Texas, Linda Coiner and Elida Henderlite of Clovis, Denise Collins of Bradenton, Fla., Deborah Thorpe of Peru, Ind., Jennifer Morgan of Dallas and Houston Collins of Seattle; 16 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Family members conducted services. Burial followed at the Grady Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Federation for the Blind. Arrangements were by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.
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