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Shirlee B. Collins


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Shirlee B. Collins Obituary
August 1922 - January 28, 2017 Shirlee Collins, a Miami Beach native who took a chance on an ambitious young soldier during World War II and followed him to L.A., died of natural causes on Saturday. She was 94. Born in Chicago, she was a cheerleader and student newspaper reporter at Miami Beach High. She attended the University of Illinois. In 1942, she married Si Collins after a whirlwind courtship. An antique dealer for more than 50 years, she traveled the world, was an avid reader and an avowed feminist and Democrat. Shirlee is survived by three sons, James, Jonathan and Jeffrey; four grandchildren, Micaela, Isaac, Nico and Jasper; a daughter-in-law, Roxana; and a large extended family. Her husband of 65 years died in 2008; her son, Ted, died in 2011. Services will be at 12:30 p.m., today at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 1, 2017
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