Lorraine Collins

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Lorraine Pearl Wallace Collins
August 7, 1923 - October 9, 2016
Lorraine Pearl Wallace Collins was born August 7, 1923 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to CB Cameron and Ruby Bell Chase. She passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at a local care center of natural causes.
Her family traveled to Idaho during the great depression settling first in Murtaugh, ID and then on to Vale, OR.
On November 22, 1943 Lorraine married Keith Wilson Wallace. They were later divorced.
In 1949, Keith and Lorraine moved to Burns Junction, OR where they built from scratch a motel, gas station and store. This became a much needed stop (resting place) for travelers. This stop was at the junction of the highways between Jordan Valley, OR, McDermott, Nevada and Burns, OR. It was the gathering place for all the local ranchers and their families. Keith and Lorraine raised their 4 children there.
Lorraine and Keith moved to Caldwell in 1964 where Lorraine went to school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was very proud of that accomplishment. She worked at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Idaho State School and Hospital in Nampa. She started a private shelter home "Buckboard Shelter Home" where she cared for developmentally disabled clients.
Lorraine married Don Collins on May 7, 1977.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Don Collins, brother; Orville Cameron, sisters; Mildred Brown, Ina Mae Ristau and Dorothy Thompson and grandson Rowell Cameron Wallace. She is survived by her children; Bob & Gayle Wallace, Lorin & Janet Wallace, Pat & Diana Wallace and Lynette & Bob Collins, grandchildren; Rusty Wallace, Travis & Katie Wallace, Shane & Kristie Wallace, Brian & Jeannie Wallace, Tammy & Ted Arnzen, Jason & Micelle Wallace, Sean & Marge Richardson and Misty Richardson, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren.
Her family would like to especially thank Karcher Estates in Nampa for their tender care.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel located at 624 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell. Condolences may be left at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2016