Photo courtesy of J P Finley & Son FH Or

Maribeth Wilson Collins

Portland, Oregon

Oct 27, 1918 – Oct 4, 2017 (Age 98)


J P Finley & Son FH Or Obituary

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.

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To Maribeth's family. I didn't know Maribeth or anyone in your family, but I wanted you to know how much reading her obituary in the Oregonian affected me.
she sounds like such a lovely person; it was a joy to read.
What a wonderful woman who I'm sure has inspire everyone in your family. I know her story has inspired me to do more good things, to be more kind and caring, to be more accepting of others and give back to the world more than I take. And never stop learning.

The end of a marvelous era. My memories of always being welcome at the Collins house. Soccer in the field with Henry, summer sleep outs with Tim, Terry and other friends will always be the fondest of memories from my childhood. Sad to see the loss of your mom, but the memories will always remain strong.

My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the Collins family at this difficult time. I remember Mrs. Collins as a warm, open and very caring parent who was able to successfully juggle so many responsibilities in life with a smile on her face. Her kindness and generosity have touched so many; she indeed is a role model for all.

For countless numbers of us, Maribeth reached a pinnacle of Faith-in-Action.Her presence-in-absence [Henri Nouwen's phrase]companions all who knew and loved her, on the rest of our journeys.

My deepest sympathies for your loss. I was a forester for Collins Pine in Chester, CA from 1977 to 1986, and met Maribeth several times when she came to visit the operations. I was always very impressed with her. Gentle, peaceful, but strong. I am so happy for her. She is in the arms of the Lord she loved so much, and who loved her. My best wishes to the famil.
Bill Apger

My condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God during this difficult time and know that he hears your prayers: Isaiah 59:1


sending condolences from Suzhou, China

What a lovely and befitting tribute to such a sweet and special lady. Sorry for the family's loss - but it is so true, we are all the richer for her dedication and empathy, her vision and generosity.

Our sincere condolences to the Collins family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day. - Ps 145:18,1

What a beautiful remembrance of a remarkable woman. Oregon is richer for having known Maribeth Collins and her family.
- Robin Dubay (Portland, OR)