June Ann Sasak Collins

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June Ann Sasak Collins, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was 74 years old. She is survived by Scott Collins, her loving husband of 53 years, her daughter, Virginia Collins-Llope, her son, Richard Collins, and her five grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph, and Clare Llope and Sara Allyson and Christopher Collins. Daughter of the late John and Eva Sasak. Sister of the late Floyd Diehl. June graduated from Frontier High School in Hamburg, NY and then completed a medical technology degree from Michigan Technological University. During her husband's military career, she created a loving home wherever they were stationed. She was a supportive and very involved grandparent, who, despite several obstacles, continued to host them for visits including the annual TYC sail camp. June gave generously of her time to community service in all of the many places she called home. Some of her valued contributions include: sewing beautiful outfits to be sent to needy kids in Africa, serving as the Citizen Mayor of Camp King at Oberursel, Germany, where she also helped several GI's obtain their GED's, and volunteering for Reading for the Blind. She was a member of and held leadership positions in many organizations, including the Army Officers' Wives' Club, the Slidell Newcomers Club, and the Tammany Yacht Club. She was a charter member of a chapter of the Red Hat Society and an active participant in tai chi exercise even when her body said "enough." She was a cherished mother-in-law, who will be missed by Rick Llope and Michelle Collins. June was a supportive and comforting friend who always made time for a chat or to prepare a meal for anyone in difficulty. She was a talented seamstress and loved working on several forms of needlework: quilting, cross-stitching, and crocheting. She sewed doll clothes for her granddaughters. New babies in her social circles received one of her beautifully crocheted baby blocks; she assembled countless of these beloved blocks over the past several decades. June was an accomplished baker and we will all miss her wonderful desserts; especially her French Silk Pie. Her last creation was hot cross buns for Easter this year. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 7th Street, Slidell, LA, on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. Visitation on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Christ Episcopal Church from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Donations to The or The Salvation Army preferred, in lieu of flowers. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.
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1751 Gause Blvd. West
Slidell, LA 70469
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2015
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