Harlan Collins

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Harlan Charles "Bud" Collins
January 18, 1925 - April 17, 2015
Harlan Charles "Bud" Collins, 90, of Meridian, died on Friday, April 17th at a local hospital. Vigil services will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22nd and funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 23rd. Both services will be held at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 6300 N. Meridian Rd. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.
Bud was born in Boise on January 18, 1925 to Thomas and Virginia Collins. He was the only boy of seven children. He was raised in the Meridian area and attended Meridian schools. After high school, he worked in the Jordan Valley area, where he helped build the road to the mine on South Mountain. It was in Jordan Valley that he met his wife, Dora Yturraspe. They were married January 12, 1943 and together raised six children on their dairy farm in Meridian. In addition to their farm, Bud worked for Shields Seed Company in Nampa for 23 years. Bud was not shy to a hard day's work. In his early years, he enjoyed his pulling horses and competing in chuck wagon races in the Treasure Valley. As his family grew, Sundays were filled with family dinners and loud laughter.
Dora passed away in 1992. He then married Madelyn Nottage, they were married for 10 years before her death.
Bud is survived by his children: Bonnie and her husband, Rod Greene of Meridian, Dick and his wife, Fran of Nampa; Mary and her husband, Tom Vincent of Meridian, Joe and his wife, Carolyn of Sand Hollow, Patty and her husband, Perry Gillaspy of Meridian and Lynda Snodgrass of Meridian, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 12 great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Beada Jaca. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives: Dora and Madelyn, siblings: Georgie, Mildred, Edna, Arta, Vera and Bettie and son-in-law, Bill Nichols.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Holy Apostles Conference P.O. Box 1215 Meridian, ID 83680. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 21, 2015